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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The invitation I almost didn't get...

I sold a story…and everybody knew about it but me!

I’ve been working on the publishing side of my business today, and took a break to check GoogleReader, where I have all my blog feeds. I saw that my friend, frequent coauthor, and stellar author in her own right, Teresa Noelle Roberts, had updated, so I popped over to her blog.

She’d just announced a sale to Cheeky Spanking Stories, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel.

That’s odd, thought I. I sent Rachel a spanking story… ::checks spreadsheet:: almost a year ago. But Rachel often has calls for submissions before the anthology has a title, so I thought maybe my story was still under consideration for another anthology.

But partway down the TOC that Teresa posted, there was my story title, my name, and a shoutout from Teresa.

Say what??

I went through all my files—spreadsheet, work email account, story folders—and found no contract, no correspondence (other than my initial submission), nothing.

So I pinged Rachel, and sure enough, she’d included my story in the book! Somehow my contract slipped through the cracks. She attached it, I reviewed it and signed it and fired it back to her.

::laughs and laughs::

Without further delay, I’d like to announce that “Invitation to a Spanking” will appear in Cheeky Spanking Stories!

Here’s the TOC, courtesy of Teresa’s blog. Oh, and it’ll be out next month!  *\o/*

The Perfect Dom Lucy Felthouse
Birthday Boy 
Cecilia Duvalle
Craig J. Sorensen
The Assignment 
Donna George Storey
A Game of Numbers
 Kiki DeLovely
Mermaid Teresa Noelle Roberts
Butch Girls Don’t Cry Giselle Renarde
J. Sinclaire
Elizabeth Silver
The Price of Experience Kate Dominic
The Spanking Salon 
Elizabeth Coldwell
The Impact of Change Maggie Morton
Writer’s Block 
Evan Mora
Lessons Learned Jade Melisande
Invitation to a Spanking 
Andrea Dale
A Timely Correction Dorothy Freed
Spanking the Monkey 
Cynthia Rayne
 Shanna Germain
Papers to Grade 
Thomas S. Roche
Lean on Me
 Adele Haze
Proxy Lucy Hughes
Bad Boy Isabelle Gray
Marks Rachel Kramer Bussel


Miz Angell said...

YAY girl! That's awesome. And I love the cover! :D

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Isn't that an amazing cover! It makes me even more happy I've got a story between those cheeks...er, pages!