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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Guess Who's Got a Book Contract . . .

This week those of us at Novel Journey were dancing with pleasure as Publisher’s Marketplace announced the debut novel of one of our own!

Can you guess who it is?
Here’s a hint:

Nope, that’s not Ane. (For those of you wondering about the picture, she was playing the part of Brandilyn Collins in a skit at an ACFW conference.)

Here’s another hint:

You guessed it! Novel Journey’s own founder ,Gina Holmes, has her debut novel, CROSSING OCEANS, releasing in Spring 2010! (It's an amazingly beautiful story. Wait until you read it!!)

You go, girl! You deserve it.


  1. It feels SOOOOOO good to announce Gina's sale!!!! This story is so compelling, it's going to set the blogosphere to chattering! Gina is a gifted writer and Crossing Oceans showcases that gift.

    Congratulations, my friend!

  2. Congratulations, Gina. Way to go.
    And Ane, thanks for sharing the news with us.

  3. Thanks Ane & Jess :) and Richard!

  4. This is so doggone awesome. GINA MORE THAN DESERVES THIS!!! I am so happy to finally see some brilliant publisher sign her. Watch out, world! HERE SHE COMES!!!!


  5. Congratulations, Gina.

    And thank you for providing a forum which has undoubtedly helped others get published while you worked on your own novel journey.

    Btw, Are you going to interview yourself?

  6. Awesome news Gina! Can't wait to get a copy. This makes two of my fellow ACFWers who have been contracted in just a few short months. Maybe there's hope for me yet. Oh, wait. First I gotta finish the darn manuscript. Back to work. :-)

  7. ENORMOUS congratulations, Gina. That is very, very cool news.


  8. How exciting, Gina. Congrats. I'm so very happy for you. May God bless you and your writing!

  9. I can't wait for you guys to read Gina's book. It's amazing!

    (LOL--As far as what Todd Michael Greene said, I hear ya, man!!)

  10. Way to go, Gina! I know you've worked hard for this.

  11. Woohoo, praising God with you and yours!!! He is sooo good, you faithful servant.

  12. Dayle, don't worry. Jessica and I will do that interview. :D

  13. Congratulations again, Gina. This is terrific news!

  14. Thanks everyone! I must've answered hundreds of emails in the last few days congratulating me. Each one touched me. It's really cool to be part of a community that roots one another on this way.

    (You know what's funny? My word captch (word verification) is "parti". Ha, indeed I shall. Maybe it's funner with an "I"?

  15. Hi Gina -

    I'm so happy for you! May you sell a million copies. :)


  16. And guess who was highlighted in the Publishers Weekly email that dropped into my box today? Gina, I believe you'll go far and long in this publishing world! :-)

  17. I am so happy for you, Gina! Hooray!

  18. Hooray! Can't wait to read this, Gina! :)


  19. I am so truly happy for you, G. May God establish the work of your hands...

  20. Gina - that is AWESOME news!!! I am thrilled for you! (My wife said "Gina who?" and "Oh, her - congratulations!!!")


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