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Happy News and High Heels

May 21, 2012 Uncategorized 17 comments

Before I cut you a slice of my humble pie humiliation, I wanted to share some great news:

Angela Cervantes, one of the amazing writers in my critique group just had her book announced in Publisher Weekly!

“Anna Bloom at Scholastic has bought a debut middle-grade novel by Latino Writers Collective founder Angela Cervantes. The story centers on a Latina sixth-grader who, while volunteering at an animal shelter, discovers that she has a lot in common with the abandoned cats and unwanted dogs there: they want a loving family, and she wants her mother—who was deported to Honduras—back. Publication is set for 2013. Adriana Dominguez at Full Circle Literary brokered the deal.”

So very excited for her! You can check out Angela’s website, or congratulate her on Twitter: @AngelaCervantes. Yay Angela! Doing the happy dance for you. 😀

Now, on to that other thing. Video #4.

(For those who don’t know, Leigh Moore and I  were doing a 30K in 30 days challenge, and the pennance for missing a day was posting a Hacky Sack Club video. I missed 5 times!!!)

For the record, I sustained an injury in the making of this video. Darned high heels gouged me! I guess this’ll teach me not to skip out on writing.

And if you haven’t entered, and want a chance to win one of those books, you still have time! Just CLICK HERE. (Wow. Writing it in all caps like that makes it look kindof spammy. But it’s not. I promise.)

So can you walk with a book on your head?


17 Responses to “Happy News and High Heels”

  1. Old Kitty says:

    Ivy and the Meanstalk!!LOL!

    Oh I love your little kitten heels!! Yay!! Three books!!?? Wow!! Take care

  2. The music was perfect! 🙂 Boy am I going to be sorry when you finish doing penance for Leigh!!! I really look forward to these videos every day 🙂

  3. LTM says:

    now that opening still is very nice. How'd you manage that? I think the trick is not to blink the whole video… 😀

    Ahh… it's hard to balance the universe on your noggin. LOL! Great work, CUF! You are too cute! xoxo

  4. Carolyn V says:

    Oh no! I'm sorry about the injury! Stinkin' high heels!

    You're doing 30k in 30 days? I'm so impressed! Good luck!

    And Congrats to Angela! =D

  5. You made me laugh out loud! Love the background music. Hope that heel gouge doesn't set you back too much. 😉

    Yay for your critique partner! That's awesome news. 🙂

  6. It's always the cute heels that hurt you!

  7. Beth says:

    Congratulations to Angela! It's always exciting to see one of your writing partners be successful, and it must be a real thrill for her.

  8. Alice says:

    Love the video! Thanks for making me smile and laugh.

  9. Julie Dao says:

    HAHA! Great video. And that book sounds so moving – congrats to Angela!

  10. Congrats to Angela.

    And that's why I don't wear heels. : )

  11. Congratulations to Angela.

    Oh! Darn high heels!


  12. Interesting video. Missed your son in this one. : )

  13. Nas says:

    Hi Janet,

    Congratulations! You've won the Liz Fielding Giveaway at Romance Reader

  14. Congrats to Angela!


  15. Just watched the video- love your heels!

    But, ouch!

  16. Aren't you sweet! And awesome with the heels and book. Waaay too talented, woman. If I so much as look at heels, I'm in danger of breaking my neck.

  17. I missed this one earlier. Quite a challenge to balance books on your head and walk, much less dance, and to do it with heels is certainly dangerous it would seem!

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