Monday, April 2, 2012

I'm Back! With an Agent! And a Contest!

Well, it’s April, and I’m back! (You really didn’t expect me to stay away for long, did you?) And I come bearing news! A few weeks ago, I received an offer of representation, and now I’m thrilled to announce I’m represented by Kate Schafer Testerman of kt literary!

More on that later this week, but for now, a contest! To celebrate my news (and my overuse of exclamation points), I’m giving away a query critique from my new agent via the “Ask Daphne! About My Query” series on her blog as well as two query-and-first-ten-page critiques from me.

To enter, all you have to do is SHARE MY GOOD NEWS somehow, either by blog, Twitter, or Facebook, then hop back over here and TELL ME WHAT YOU DID* in the comments of this post. I’ll leave the contest open until noon EDT (or 9:00 a.m. PDT) on Monday, April 9, at which point I’ll pick three random winners and announce them on the blog.

Good luck!

*To be clear, your blog post, tweet, or status update must include a link back to this post, and your comment on this post must include a link back to your blog post, tweet, or status update. But I’m sure you already knew that… :)

87 comments:

Cassie Mae said...

I won't be entering, but dude!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

Way way way excited for you! Happy dances and celebratory chest bumps!

Rachel said...

I won't be entering since I'm in the middle of major revisions/editing but, Krista- CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I've been a lurker of your blog since 2009 and it has been so great to read everything you post. You are truly a valuable source of information on writing :) thank you for all you have done and I look forward to hearing more about your rockstar writer life :-)

Lisa B. said...

Please don't enter me either. But this is such a huge opportunity for other writers out there.

Congrats on the agent news! SOO happy for you! :D

amber said...

Yeah, it's a great contest! ... Please don't enter me, but give it to someone worthy! Also, congratulations a thousand times :) ... And, what's with the pic of you on the right? I thought that wasn't your thing!!

S. Kyle Davis said...

I'm "entering" (because why not?) but I'm genuinely excited for you! That's so awesome! Can't wait to read the full story (that's my favorite part)!

Tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/#!/skyledavisbooks/status/186876005967867905

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay! That's all! But you already knew that.

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Yay! So happy for you!

Charity Bradford said...

Congratulations!!!

This is super exciting. I just followed you on twitter and tweeted about the contest.

Jeff Chen said...

Congrats, how exciting!

KimberlyFDR said...

Big congrats! I tweeted your good news :) https://twitter.com/#!/kimberlyFDR/status/186882195846201345 I remember your project from various query contests we participated in together.

Valerie said...

Congrats Krista! I tweeted @valeriefm80. Can't wait to see what happens next!

Maggie Hall said...

Not entering the contest, but just wanted to say YAYYYYYYYYY!!! Congratulations!!! :D

Riley Redgate said...

Wheeee! Leave it to you to turn your big agently news into a giveaway, haha. Altruism is thy middle name.

Here's my tweet -

https://twitter.com/#!/RileyRedgate/status/186885126297366528

And again... CONGRATS! ^_^

Eric Steinberg said...
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Eric Steinberg said...

Congratulations and good luck on the next step!

And thanks for paying it forward with this great contest. I'd like to enter; here's the link:

https://twitter.com/#!/ericgsteinberg/status/186885351439212544

L. R. Wright said...

So happy for you Krista! I'll throw my hat into the ring. Here's my link:

https://twitter.com/#!/LWrightAuthor/status/186892178474287105

Again, congrats!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm so excited! Kate's been at the top of my list--literally, in the number-one spot--for a long time, so I couldn't be more thrilled.

And amber, I added the picture when Kate asked for one to post on her website. Maybe someday I'll get some author photos taken, but for now, this awesome crop job will have to do. (That's Honey Bear's tie in the background, by the way. Gives you an idea of the difference in height between us, especially since I'm probably wearing two-inch heels in this... :) )

NiaRaie said...

CONGRATS!!!

Emily R. King said...

CONGRATULATIONS! :D

aberthot said...

Thanks for the opportunity! (I actually have a query with her from February that she hasn't responded to yet, but thought I would take advantage of this chance anyway!)

Here is what I tweeted!

Congrats to @KristaVanDolzer on signing with @DaphneUn - a fellow Joss fan and therefore a very smart person and agent. :)

Ryann said...

Congrats on everything Krista!! Here is my entry:

https://twitter.com/#!/ryannjansen

Wendy Delfosse said...

Congratulations! Here's my link: https://twitter.com/wendydelfosse/status/186906222673408001

I found your interviews with agents posts while you were on your blogging break and thank you so much for them!

Wendy Delfosse said...

Congratulations! Here's my link: https://twitter.com/wendydelfosse/status/186906222673408001

I found your interviews with agents posts while you were on your blogging break and thank you so much for them!

aberthot said...

I did it wrong - here it is again with the link!

Congrats to @KristaVanDolzer on signing with @DaphneUn - a fellow Joss fan! :) p://www.motherwrite.blogspot.com

Twitter link: https://twitter.com/#!/AndreaBerthot

Thanks again for the contest!

Julia K said...

Please don't enter me either but Congratulations!!! After hearing your story it seems like no one could deserve it more :)

Chelsey said...

II tweeted but have no idea how to link to a tweet. My profile is here https://twitter.com/#!/Chelseyblair

SO EXCITED FOR YOU AHHH!

Suzi said...

Thanks, Krista. Congratulations again!

https://twitter.com/#!/SuziRetzlaff/status/186912643334938626

Suzi said...

I totally forgot to say welcome back to blogging. Glad to see you again.

Anya Harker said...

Congratulations! Fantastic news and thank you for running such an awesome contest.

Here's my link!

https://twitter.com/anyaharker/status/186920270714503168

Jenn said...
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Jenn said...

Whoo hoo, I am so very excited for you! :)

I tweeted your fabulous news here: https://twitter.com/#!/jenner8or/status/186924335401934848

Escape Artist said...

Oh Krista, I'm so very happy for you. What wonderful news! Please don't leave us all hanging for too long. What manuscript caught her eye? Tell us the story. I want all the details! : )

I'm entering. I'll tweet and pop a piece on my blog after my boy's football! : )
Truly just so happy for you!

Escape Artist said...

I don't know how I forgot....how's the little one?

Connie Keller said...

Congratulations!! Wonderful news.

A.J. said...

Congratulations, Krista! Wonderful news!

Sign me up for the contest. :)

Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/AJCattapan/status/186943206720679936

Steph Sinkhorn said...

Congratulations!

Jenny S. Morris said...

Such Awesome news!! WOOHOO.

I tweeted https://twitter.com/JennySMorris/statuses/186949273303257089

Really, so happy for you.

Jessa Russo (Stadtler) said...

Yay! Congratulations! Thank you for paying it forward! I retweeted about the contest here:

https://mobile.twitter.com/JessaRusso/status/186950537567158273

Tiffany Price said...

congrats

Rosalyn said...

This is great news! You've worked hard at this--congratulations!

Kaitlin said...

I'm doing this via phone so I can't show you yet where I promoted this on Twitter, but just wanted to go ahead and say CONGRATS!!!!!! I'll copy the Twitter link tomorrow.

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations! I hope your book finds an editor and is published as speedily as can be!

I Tweeted at https://twitter.com/#!/Anyechka/status/187001934941650944.

Greg Hamblin said...

That's awesome! I guess you're buying Mongolian barbecue next time! Although I hear 'lobster fest' is on, too... Hooray!

Robin Weeks said...

Congrats! A new baby and a new agent. I don't know which I envy more. :) Cuddle the one and kick butt with the other for me k?

Mary BKaley said...

Oh, yes! Congrats, Krista! <3

Dana said...

Welcome back and congratulations!!

That's awesome news to share on your first post back!!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Congratulations! What great news!

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

Just wanted to say a big conrats!!! Can't wait to hear the whole story :)

Myrna Foster said...

Love that you have a blog post I can link to! And it's fun to see your smiley self on here! I may or may not have used a month's worth (for me) of exclamation points tonight. So happy for you!

I am not a robot. I promise. ;o)

Kristen howe said...

I'm throwing my hat into the wing. Maybe I can get some feedback on Venom's query while I'm at it.

I just tweeted my congrats to you at https://twitter.com/#!/Kristen_Howe.

Congrats Krista!

Monica B.W. said...

OMG!! Congrats!!! I'm so really very super duper happy for you!!!! Lot's of <333

Kaitlin Adams said...

Please enter me, and congratulations again!!

Here's where I posted on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/jk_adams/status/186988213422923777

Callie Kingston said...

Fantastic news! Bask in the glory, girl.

Callie

Ben Spendlove said...

Ooo, prizes! I'm in!

I mean CONGRATULATIONS! :)

Link (I think):
https://twitter.com/#!/bcspendlove/status/187215374104805376
Though I'll probably mention you on my blog too. (When I get around to posting something.)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Once again, thank you guys so much!

And Ben, I'll include you in the giveaway for Kate's critique but not for mine. I'll read anything you write anytime:)

Tracy N. Jorgensen said...

Way to go Krista! I love people who use their success to help others! https://twitter.com/#!/TansyRagwort/status/187272855036248065

Erin Edwards said...

Congratulations!!! (Yes, overuse of ! does seem called for.)

Kristi said...

Congratulations!!!

And thanks for the amazing contest!

Here's my shout out.
https://twitter.com/#!/kristikay13/status/187283676382511105

Bittersweet Fountain said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! And I can't wait to hear the details!

KM said...

CONGRATS!!! So exciting!!! Here's my link: https://twitter.com/#!/katiemstout/status/187324194567098368

onepagereviews@gmail.com

Escape Artist said...

I tweeted @writeescape
Blogged too!
http://lindamclaren.blogspot.com.au/
Go Krista!

Anita Grace Howard said...

No need to enter me in the contest but I had to hop over here and offer you my most sincere CONGRATS!!! This could not have happened to a nicer, more deserving gal. You've helped each and every one of us in some way or another and now FINALLY, lady, we get to watch you meet that dream!! I'm SO EXCITED for you, and your book sounds FABULOUS. Much good luck and tons of good vibe going up for you w/your subs!

Mina Lobo said...

Hey, Mazel Tov! :-)

Matthew MacNish said...

Congrats, Krista!

Ninja Girl said...

Just wanted to add my congrats!!!
Wow, lady, you go off for a break and come back with an offer and fantastic agent? Yes! Hope you're doing well Krista (which I can see you totally are :)).
Great news,
Ninja Girl

Saille said...

Here's my trackback! I've found your agent interviews most helpful, so it's exciting to see you find representation. Congratulations!

https://twitter.com/#!/Saille/status/187644128945897472

Rebecca Enzor said...

Congrats! Kate would be on the top of my list too, if only I wrote YA :)

Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/RebeccaEnzor/status/187678814015459328

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Heather N. Riffle said...

Wow! That's so exciting! Congratulations! ... and I'll enter, too... Thanks!

https://twitter.com/#!/Heather_Riffle/status/187732996546248704

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Don't enter me, Krista, but still happy dancing about your happy news over here! :)

Llehn said...

Congrats!

Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/Brittleblue

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vivi said...

(okay, I had to google how to copy a link to a tweet because I'm so Twitter-dumb, but I figured it out...yay me!)

Anyway, SO happy for you, and I have tweeted the good news!

https://twitter.com/#!/ViviBickell/status/187935451418599426

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Don't feel too bad, Vivi--I only figured it out a few months ago myself:) And I'm not going to be too picky, either. As long as you have a link of some kind in your comment, you're in!

Brandi M. Lynch said...

Congrats! So glad to see hard work pay off!

Kelley said...

Congrats! I gave you a shout out on my blog :)

Aldrea Alien said...

Ugh, twitter is so slow on dial-up.
Managed to tweet it: https://twitter.com/#!/AldreaAlien/status/188095569108008962

Kristin Rae said...

This is amazing amazing amazing news!! I'm a long-time follower of your new agent and I adore her client list. She's been so successful! You're in great hands!!

I tweeted your good news! https://twitter.com/kristincreative/statuses/188103768078954496

I look forward to following your career :)

kristinrae023(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen Akins said...

I'm not entering, but HUGE congratulations!!!! I'm so excited for you! And you'll be agent sisters with Liz Briggs. Who rocks as well. :)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks, Brandi!

Thanks for the shout-out, Kelley!

Aldrea Alien, thanks for persevering and tweeting about my good news!

Kristin, I've followed Kate's blog for a long time, too. And that's one of the reasons she was at the top of my to-query list--because I genuinely enjoyed so many of her clients' books.

Yes, Karen, I'm very excited to be agent sisters with Liz. It's cool that she signed us both right around the same time.

Rose Glitschka said...

That's brilliant news! Congrats!!

I am definately entering this contest though :) Plus its fun to spread the good news.

https://twitter.com/#!/RoseGlitschka/status/188180922896629761

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-Glitschka/203757939717597

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats on the happy news!

Unknown said...

Heck yeah, I'm in - she's my dream agent! Congratulations, Krista!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=608317550

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Congratulations! I just tweeted your great news (@ProdigalWife), well done! I'm entering for my husband, he doesn't tweet...yet...
hope that's OK.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

No problem, Prodigal Tourist/Wife! What you do with the prize is totally up to you.

Sharon Bayliss said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. You deserve it. I would like to enter your contest. I spread the word here:

http://sharonbayliss.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-2012-contests-and-critique.html

Hope Roberson said...

Congratulations! What a way to come back!! Woohoo!!!

I've posted about this on my blog at http://hoperoberson.blogspot.com/

Thanks for this opportunity :)

Mara Rae said...

Congratulations Krista! Kate is one of my top choices so I'd love the opportunity for a query critique!

Here's my blog post:
http://scribblebabble.blogspot.com/2012/04/congrats-to-fellow-writer.html

And thanks to Hope for the heads up!