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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Congratulations, Katie McGarry!

Happy Tuesday All,

Today I want to draw your attention to debut author, Katie McGarry.

I met Katie a couple of years ago through the NWHRWA's Lone Star Contest when I was the YA Category Chair. Katie's story intrigued me, and I went on to hope it would do well in the contest. She ended up being a first place finalist for the YA category.

Talking to her on the phone to alert her she was a winner was a joy. She was sweet, humble, and her excitement was contagious. She went on to tell me she had just gotten an agent and I couldn't have been happier for her.

Now, around 2 years later, I celebrate with Katie the release of her YA novel, Pushing The Limits.

I can't wait to read this story. I've been curious about it, let me tell you.

If you all have a chance, stop by her page, or look her up on Twitter. I also hope you all will be as curious as I am to read this book!

So, congratulations, Katie McGarry! Hope your writing career is a wonderful, exciting adventure. Best wishes!

Have A Treat-Filled Tuesday!

6 comments:

Christie Craig said...

Congrats to Katie!!!

Welcome to the world of YA.

C.C. Hunter/AKA Christie Crag

Bethany said...

Christie,

Thanks for dropping by and posting :-)

Teri Thackston said...

Congratulations, Katie! I wish you many many sales!

Bethany said...

Teri,

Thank you for dropping by and for your comment :-)

Tonette said...

Congrats to Katie and to you,Bethany, for helping to discover her.I am sure that she is grateful for your influence.

Bethany said...

Tonette,

That's sweet of you, but really I didn't have influence on her getting published. All I did was assign judges to her entry (I don't even remember WHICH judges were assigned to her LOL) and turned in the information. She did the writing, she sent in her work, me, I just got to be a tiny part of that journey--for which I'm truly honored.

Thank you for dropping by and commenting :-)