Sunday, August 26, 2007

A Super Surprise

By Beth Andrews

Tuesday (my husband's birthday ) I was getting ready to pick up my daughter from ball practice and to go to the post office to send a query on my Golden Heart winning manuscript, All Or Nothing, when the phone rang. Because I was running late (as usual) when no one else answered it, I snatched up the phone and snapped out a Hello. It was an editor with Harlequin Superromance. She told me she'd requested the full of All Or Nothing after judging it in the Golden Heart. I figured she wanted to ask for revisions but instead, she offered me a contract!!

I was shocked since I had no idea any judges were even looking at All Or Nothing! And the weird part was that query I had all ready to send? Yep, I was sending it to Superromance *g* I can't believe how things work out sometimes! It's like it was meant to be *ggg*

I'm not sure what my title will be but my book will be released in June 2008 (Jeanne and I are to be debut month partners!) I'm obviously still walking on air and have no plans on coming down any time soon ;-)

Dreams really do come true!


Joan said...

Again, mega congrats Beth on your dream coming true!

Can't wait to add your cover to the side bar!

Christie Kelley said...

Congratulations again, Beth. I can't wait to see your cover and read that book!

Anna Sugden said...

Woooohoooooo!!! I'm soo happy for you!! I can't wait to see this fabulous book in print and on the shelves. You're such an awesome writer, I know this is the first of many, many sales.

Happy dancing here in NJ

Trish Milburn said...

Yay!!!!!! Just think, in less than a year you'll hold your book in your hands.

Aunty Cindy said...

HUGE CONGRATS, BETH! We always KNEW you were SUPER! LOL! (sorry, couldn't resist and I actually beat Foanna to the pun)

In the midst of this WONDERFUL NEWS, Aunty would like to point out some very interesting numbers. When we launched this blog in May, the Banditas consisted of 4 Pubbed and 15 AYUs. Now, a scant 4 months later the count stands at 8 pubbed and 11 AYUs. LOVE how that scale is tipping!

anxious to see who will be #9

Buffie said...

Beth, congrats to you!!! I think it is so great that they came to you and you didn't even need to send off the query.

Before long, all of you will be published authors! If anyone needs an assistant, just hollar :)

Buffie said...

Oh, Beth, I forgot to mention. . . all of us at Romance Novel TV just love to hear how authors "got the call". So when you have a moment, stop by the message board at and tell your story. Everyone would love to hear it!

jo robertson said...

Beth, I get chills with every call story I hear and yours is no exception. Again, congratulations and may this be the beginning of very great things for you.

And AC, I love those stats! Here's raising a glass to all of us!

AndreaW said...

Super congrats to you, Beth!! What a wonderful surprise!!


Caren Crane said...

Beth is our newest hero! I, too, am flabbergasted at the rash of exceptional news we've had this summer at Romance Bandits. Of course, the odds of exceptional news increase when you have a large group of exceptional writers. *ahem*

So, as Aunty Cindy says, stayed tuned for more Bandita sales. You never know who will be next!

And Buffie, you know if Foanna or Christine needs an assistant you have to move to Australia, right? Just pointing that out. *g*

Super congrats one more time to our newly re-christened Beth Andrews. can't wait for the cover and the book!

Anonymous said...

Can't say often enough how proud and excited we are of all our Banditas, and especially Beth for the recent sale!!

Big Hugs!!

Anna Campbell said...

Beth, I'm so happy for you! Huge congratulations. Your story about you being so cranky always cracks me up! Can't wait to read the book. As Aunty Cindy says, the stats are pretty amazing, aren't they? We've doubled our published authors in a few short months! Whoo-hoo!

Donna MacMeans said...

Beth -

Are you still on cloud 9? Again, mega, mega congrats! Dreams most certainly come true, especially when you work hard at that.

Which reminds me - I was bragging aout your success on a loop and someone asked how long you'd been writing? Care to share?


Helen said...

Congratulations Beth I am so happy for you can't wait to see the cover and read the book enjoy being on cloud 9. I love the odds I am very sure before long you will all be published goody goody more books for Helen to read.
Have Fun

Beth said...

Thanks so much, Joan, Christie, Anna and Trish! Us Banditas have had quite the year so far, haven't we?

I'm looking forward to more 'firsts' like my first cover but also first revisions and my first time in the deadline cave

Beth said...

LOL, AC! I like to pretend I'm Super but the only Super title I get at home is Super Dork ;-)

Whoo Hoo!! I KNEW we were having a stellar year! I also can't wait to see who'll be the next to sell *g*

Go Banditas!!

Beth said...

Thanks so much, Buffie! I'll definitely drop by Romance Novel TV!

And I'd love an assistant! But you're probably not volunteering to do dishes and ironing, are you?

Thanks, Jo! And I love call stories too!

Thanks, Andrea! I was so surprised I didn't even tell people about it until after I spoke to my editor again on Friday *g* I wanted to make sure it had really happened *ggg*

Suzanne Welsh said...

Beth, I loved that call story when I heard it the first time, and it's still great the second time around. Congratulations again! Raising a cyber Margarita in your honor.

doglady said...

Dropping in to say Congratulations, Beth!! I am so excited for you! I too had to laugh at your "grouchy" answer of the phone! Sounds like something I would do. The phone never rings at my house except when six things are going on at once, and five of them are disasters!

Tawny said...


I'm so excited, thrilled and happy for you. You are such a fab author, SuperRomance is lucky to have you!!! I can't wait to hold your book in my hand and giggle.

Beth said...

Thanks, Caren, Kirsten and Anna C! I can't wait to see who the next Bandita to sell is going to be!

Yes, Donna, I'm still up here on cloud 9 *g* Makes waiting for the first day of school to start a bit easier :-)

And I've been writing for 5 years. Actually, next month would've started my 6th year ;-)

Kate Carlisle said...

Beth, I'm so thrilled for you!! Huge congratulations on what I'm sure is just the first of many sales in your long and illustrious career!!

And I can't wait to read your book!!

Beth said...

Thanks Helen! The idea of someone actually reading my story is a bit nervewracking. LOL!

Suz, I'll happily take that cyber Margarita! Thank you!

Doglady, the phone here rings constantly (I have two teenagers *g*) but of course, it's not usually for me! Thanks for the congrats!

Aww...Tawny, I couldn't have made it this far without you! You held my hand, encouraged me and kicked my butt when I needed it (and sometimes when I didn't) Thank you!!


Shari C said...

Congratulations Beth! I am thrilled for you...keep walking on air as long as you feel like it and enjoy celebrating every chance you can.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Woo-hoo, Beth! Love the call story. It never comes when we expect it, right? Since we never seem to expect it! Ha! HUGE congrats again, debut month partner!

Keira Soleore said...

Beth, so many, many congratulations once again. What a thrill that must've been!!

Cassondra said...

Beth, I just picked up Christine's book, Scandal's Daughter, at the bookstore this evening.


Isn't that just cool?

Yes, it is. I'll answer my own question. It is WAY cool.

Wooohooo! And congrats. It's a good thing editors have come to expect us to be unprepared for the "call" isn't it? (grin)

Buffie said...

Caren -- I could always be considered the USA contigency. Lots of international stars have assistants in several countries. And hey, wouldn't a trip to Australia be considered a business trip and a tax write-off??

And Beth, sorry but I have enough laundry and dishes of my own with three guys in the house!

Beth said...

Well, darn! I posted a comment here yesterday but it didn't come through :-( I'll try again *g*

Thanks Shari C, Jeanne, Cassondra and Keira (again *g*) Sharing my good news with you all has been so wonderful!!

Leslie Dicken said...

YAY, BETH!! So proud of you! I knew it was just a matter of time! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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