Flake-out Friday: My Novel’s Gonna Be Published, Yo!!


A lot of you know already, but today is my OFFICIAL announcement of signing a publishing contract!

Last week, I accepted an offer of publication by Kae Wilson Publishing. They’re a new small press, and their team is fabulous! I’m totally excited to work with them. Not only will the team help with editing, cover design, etc, but they will ALSO help with MARKETING!!

Talk about feeling supported!

I’m nervous about this (seeing as it’s my first book to be pubbed, and it’s also my baby, LOL!), but with the Kae Wilson team, my mind is set at ease. ๐Ÿ™‚

SO, to spread the joy (and celebrate the AWESOMENESS of this occasion), I’m gonna gift TWO commenters with the following prizes:

1st place) A novel of your choice (either e-copy or paperback)

2nd place) A necklace and earring set symbolizing my novel, ENDURE

Please spread the word! The giveaway will be open until next Wednesday (March 7, 2012, at midnight EST). I’ll announce the winners next Friday!


Seventeen-year-old Justinโ€™s anemic blood is a blessing. Or a curse. It all depends on who you ask.

In the Post-Collapse world where the immortal Vie lord over the rapidly diminishing mortals, Anemies like Justin and his sister are rabidly sought after. Their blood causes the Vie to age, a powerful threat, and yet a priceless hope for the Earthโ€™s downtrodden humans.

When Justinโ€™s sister is kidnapped by the Vie, he vows to rescue her. He strikes a deal with the human resistance, but theyโ€™re nothing but a cult with delusions that a messianic Anemie will free them all. They think that person is Justin; whereas Justin thinks theyโ€™ll need someone stronger than a teenage boy who gets dizzy after running twenty feet.

In a race to find his sister before she dies, Justin learns that not all Vie are evil, and not all humans have his best interests at heart. Trapped with choosing between saving whatโ€™s left of humanity and saving his sister Justin canโ€™t decide which option is going to get him killed first.

59 comments on “Flake-out Friday: My Novel’s Gonna Be Published, Yo!!

  1. Sheri Larsen says:

    Wow! Just wow! Sounds amazing!! I’m so happy for you. Congrats!!

  2. WOOT!!! SQUEEEE!! I’ve been waiting for this post!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m off to shout to the worlds. Congrats, you. I’m so excited for you.

  3. So happy for you! Woooo hoooo! and as a person with chronic anemia the dizzy after twenty feet thing really made me laugh lol. Congratulations on the deal!!! What an original story idea! โค

  4. Kendall Grey says:

    CONGRATS! It’s about time! I’m tweeting for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY

  5. This is awesome. Congrats Laura

  6. Lynn Rush says:

    Woot!!! So excited for you! Enjoy the journey my friend!!!!

  7. Congratulations, I know how thrilled you must be. Enjoy the ride!

  8. I came across this blog and as a first time writer I understand the struggle it must have taken you to get here so well done! Hope it all goes well. If you’re looking for some extra free publicity check out my blog darkfantasynovelsunearthed. There is a page dedicated to getting great stories the exposure they deserve. Best of luck.


  9. Congrats Laura yay!!

  10. Mary W. says:

    Wonderful news Laura! And your book blurb makes me want to run out and get my hands on it! Congrats!

  11. Artemis Grey says:


  12. Karen Lange says:

    Congratulations Laura! So excited for you. Wish you all the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. yay congrats!!!!! awesome news!!!

  14. E.Arroyo says:

    Awesome!!! My son read the first three chapters and loved it!!! He’s going to be so excited. Can’t wait to read all of it.

  15. Akoss says:

    Many congrats to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. roguemutt says:

    Hooray! Now I finally know the worst-kept secret on all the blogs I follow. Congrats! I’ll have to buy a copy when it comes out. And really it must be nice to have a publisher who helps with marketing. I wouldn’t know anything about that. [Grump, grump, grump…]

  17. Congrats, Laura! I’m so excited for you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Kerri says:

    Congrats Laura! Can’t wait to read it!!!

  19. Vicki Tremper says:

    Yay! I’m so excited for you and Endure! Can’t wait to see all the changes you made to that story and to follow your continuing journey. Congratulations!!!!!

  20. angie says:

    Yay! Congratulations. That is exciting news!

  21. You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to read more on this story!!!! I CAN’T WAIT for this book to come out so I can finally see what happens.


  22. So happy for you. Congrats!!! = D

  23. Indigo says:

    Wicked Awesome news! I couldn’t be happier for you, I’m doing the happy, happy, joy, joy dance. (Hugs) Indigo

  24. John Sankovich says:

    Congratulation. That is super exciting.

  25. Carol Riggs says:

    Wheee! That is SO exciting. Hugeous congrats to you!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s cool that your “baby” is finally getting published. Enjoy the high.

  26. Catherine Johnson says:

    That’s fantastic Laura! So happy for you, congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. This is such great news. I’m so happy for you! *throws confetti and jumps up and down with my wonderful friend :))))

  28. lbdiamond says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  29. Krispy says:

    Big news indeed! Congrats, and your book sounds like a fun read! ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. Lydia K says:

    WOOOOOT! Congratulations you! So psyched for your book!

  31. Laura!!!!!!!!!!!!! You rock. Congrads pal. Celebrate and do your happy dance. I cannot wait to read it. Tweeting. (like a birdie) ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. I can’t wait to read it. Congrats, Laura!

  33. Congratulations! You’ll like being with a small press. You’ll feel so involved and like you actually matter.

  34. lexcade says:

    SQUEEEEEE!!!!! JUSTIN! HOT-SOUNDING VAMPIRE GUY THAT KIDNAPS SAM! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *does happy dance*

    I am so proud of you!

  35. sarabara081 says:

    Congrats! Very exciting news! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. J E Fritz says:

    This is such great news! And I have to say, I can see why they want to publish it. I’ll have to pick up a copy when it comes out. May things go awesomely for you.

  37. Tiffany says:

    My dearest LBD i am so very happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚ We will have to have celebratory cocktails ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Woohooooooooo! Congratulations, Laura!!!!!!!!!

  39. Congratulations on your fantastic news! I’m so excited for you!

  40. A Huge congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you!
    I love the premise of the book too!

  41. So happy I get to offer you congratulations for this at last! Woot!!!


  42. Congratulations! Sounds like a story with lots of twists and turns. Good luck!

  43. LM Preston says:

    Totally Awesome!

  44. So happy/excited/proud/thrilled – not enough adjectives to describe it. You deserve it! Cannot wait to read it ๐Ÿ˜€

  45. YAAAY! Congratulations, Laura! Woo-hoo!


  46. Rek says:

    congratulations…hope to read it.

  47. J.C. Martin says:

    Awesome news! Congratulations, Laura!

  48. Joanna says:

    Congratulations! I learned about your elation ๐Ÿ™‚ through J.C. Martin’s Twitter feed, and can’t help wanting to know more.

    The plot has me hooked, and I am curious now how the story plays and end.

    All the best to your endevours!

  49. Congrats! So excited for you.

  50. Julie Musil says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Ginormous hugs coming your way ๐Ÿ˜€

  51. So wonderful! I am so very happy for you!! You insoire me to keep going and hope that I can be published one day too!!

  52. Leigh Moore says:

    omg! SUPER CONGRATS TO YOU!!! That is so fantastic! Can’t wait to see the cover and see all the evolution. The premise sounds very cool. Rock on, Laura! ((hugs)) โค

  53. Oh my gosh, that’s SO exciting! Congratulations!

  54. Linda Gray says:

    Wow, congratulations Laura! This is wonderful. I think a small press with editing and marketing support is the BEST. Whoo hoo!

  55. louisesor says:

    Congratulations! Good for you!
    Love your twitter av. : )))

  56. […] 9, 2012 by lbdiamond Whee! Boy I had fun last Friday announcing my pub contract for ENDURE. THANKS to all you guys for your support and retweeting and facebooking, […]

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