Actually, it's freaking AMAZING news.
Let me tell you a little story.
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful MS floating around the contest circuit at the same time mine was.
This MS was about TEENS who swore they were NOT KILLERS (which, of course, meant that they definitely were killers) and so they all got sent to what one might term a KILLER ISLAND.
(CC Matt Northam)
Obviously, I wanted to read this MS. Because I'm smart.
So, what do I do when I want to read an MS that one of my existing critique partners did not write?
I stalk that mothereffer.
(Yep. I looked just like that)
(CC Sergey Galyonkin)
I commented on posts. I tweeted. I begged and pleaded. I asked her people to call my people.
And FINALLY, Erica emailed me a copy of ANOMALY.
You guys? I read it, and almost instantly, I was IN LOVE.
There was a sweet yet gutsy MC! Amazing premise! Awesome friendships! Cuter-than-cute boys! (Yes! More than one!)
I finished that sucker in 24 hours and it was like stars were dancing around my Kindle.
Seriously. I HUGGED MY KINDLE in the middle of the Phoenix Airport, where I read the very last page.
(Dramatization of what my universe looked like while I was reading ANOMALY)
(CC Sean Kelley)
I'm so happy this MS, and most particularly, this fabulous lady, are in my life.
I'm even happier that they're about to be in YOUR LIVES TOO - because Erica got an agent!!!!
So go visit her and say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!