Drum Roll Please!

This is an exciting day for me. I’ve been keeping this secret for two weeks but I finally have the go-ahead to take it public.
I’ve accepted an offer from Montlake Romance for my Anchor Island series and could not be happier. I’ve been through shock, panic, disbelief, utter fear, and what could be considered an out-of-body experience since getting the call. (Did I mention that was two weeks ago? TWO WEEKS!!)
A call for which I was completely calm. Eerily calm. To the point my agent asked if I was okay. I feel horrible that I didn’t laugh or scream or giggle or cry. My brain went on overload and shut down. That’s the only excuse I have.
But today is all about happy dancing. I am kicking up my heels and doing a gig over here. (A la Bruce Willis at the end of that Boy Scout movie. I think that’s the one.) Thanks to everyone who helped me get to this point. The list is ENDLESS!
But there are two who stand out. If I hadn’t wondered onto Eloisa James’ Bulletin Board late on a July night in 2006, this wacky journey never would have started. And then I fell into the coolest crew sailing the publishing seas who just happen to be the most supportive women I have ever had the fortune to meet. To my Captain (Hellie), who spent five years telling me I could do this. Thank goodness she was right!
And to my daughter, who has put up with lots of “Not now, I’m writing!” and “Let me just finish this scene!” when what she really deserved was my full attention. I love you, sweetie. Couldn’t have done it without you.
Oh, and a special thanks to my awesome agent, Nalini Akolekar. She is the BEST!
Look for my first book in 2013! (That is so cool to type. Whoohoo!)

24 thoughts on “Drum Roll Please!”

  1. Kay Hudson says:

    Way to go, Terri! That’s more than exciting. So pleased for you!

  2. TerriOsburn says:

    Thanks, Kay. To say this has been a crazy year is a giant understatement. Hope we’ll be celebrating for you soon!

  3. So excited for you, Terri! You’ve worked hard for this and you deserve it! Can’t wait to read the book!

  4. TerriOsburn says:

    Thanks, PJ. I hope you like it. Haven’t gotten to the “people are going to read this!” freak out yet. All in due time, I’m sure.

  5. MsHellion says:

    Way to go, Terri! You’ve worked so hard–and your story is just so good! I know romance readers are going to gobble it up.

    I also give kudos to your kid for not calling you nuts when the other voices were speaking to you. *LOL*

  6. Maureen says:

    Whoohoo! At last you can announce! Dance, dance, dance!

    And someday we’ll all be able to say, “I knew her when…”

  7. Robena Grant says:

    So wonderful, Terrie. *confetti toss* *big squee’s* *cyber hugs!*

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your books.

  8. TerriOsburn says:

    Thanks, Hellie. Kiddo is good with the voices. However, tried to explain them to my sister once and I thought she was going to have me committed.

    Mo! You won’t get rid of me that easy. You’re stuck with me for life. 🙂

    Thanks, Robena. And right back atcha!


    I’ll do plenty of screaming and jumping around for both of us!

    I’m SOOOOO HAPPY for you Terri! And am so proud I’m about to burst my buttons. I’m sure this is just the start of a FABULOUS career as a romance author.


  10. Fantastic! So happy for you 🙂

  11. TerriOsburn says:

    I hope you’re right, AC! Thanks for all the support.

    Thanks, Kellie!

  12. Carrie says:

    That spectacular Terri!! Congratulations to you! I’ll do my own little version of a booty dance for you my friend! =)

  13. TerriOsburn says:

    Shake it, girlfriend! Thanks. Now where are the brownies. I’ve been waiting for you to bring them all day. 🙂

  14. I will buy 10 copies and send them to you to sign when the first one comes out!

  15. Hot damn!! I’m so damn proud of you girl!! Jumping up and down. Singing your praises. Doing dirty little chair dances in my chair.

    You rock. Celebrate large.


  16. TerriOsburn says:

    Thanks, Leslie. And I will sign them and send them back!

    Thanks, Christie! If I stuck with it long enough, something good was bound to happen. LOL! Keep those fancy chair moves going!

  17. Sheila Grice says:

    Congratulations Terri!

  18. TerriOsburn says:

    Thank you, Nicki and Sheila. All this love and support is humbling!

  19. We are SO excited for you, Terri!! Congratulations!!


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