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  1. Inspirepub profile image86
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    For those who didn't read the "where else do you write" thread, I have been waiting to hear whether I will have a book actually published by someone real, and I just heard today that I got the deal!

    The best part is that the bulk of the slogging through reams of previously written stuff, editing, formatting, chasing up interviews, and so on, will be done by a professional writer with years of experience, so I won't have to become a hermit for two years.

    The book will be called Raising Entrepreneurs, and will focus on teaching kids about money and business. All profits will go to microfinance charities. (Don't know what they are? By some weird co-incidence I have just answered a request on that topic! http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Value-Plac … nate-Money)

    Serendipity, co-incidence, or opportunity-meets-preparedness? I'm not sure, but at this point, I really don't care!

    Colour me happy (and I'll spell it MY way this time tongue)


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  2. Hovalis profile image88
    Hovalisposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations!  How cool is that? smile

  3. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations, Jenny smile

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    Lauren Romanoposted 8 years ago

    Yay! Congratulations!

  5. Kenny Wordsmith profile image82
    Kenny Wordsmithposted 8 years ago

    Wonderful, Jenny, delighted!

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Kenny, I missed the picture of your kitten.  It looks like my cat, when he was younger.

      1. Kenny Wordsmith profile image82
        Kenny Wordsmithposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Will tell my kitten that you enquired. Thanks!

  6. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
    Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago

    Most excellent.  Congrats and best wishes.

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    daflaposted 8 years ago

    Good job!  I'm so happy for you!

  8. chantelg4 profile image79
    chantelg4posted 8 years ago

    That's awesome for sure, such an accomplishment!  What a great subject too, my 4 kids could really use it, actually just 3, I have one who is pretty stingy! Congrats!

  9. livelonger profile image90
    livelongerposted 8 years ago


  10. Hope Alexander profile image79
    Hope Alexanderposted 8 years ago

    Many congratulations!

  11. In The Doghouse profile image96
    In The Doghouseposted 8 years ago

    Way to go!  This is totally awesome.  Congrats!

  12. Inspirepub profile image86
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    Thanks everyone.

    It makes such a difference knowing that something I write is actually going to be printed, and sit in bookshops, and be scribbled on, and bent backwards and creased at the spine!

    My regards to Kenny's kitten, too.


  13. stephhicks68 profile image85
    stephhicks68posted 8 years ago

    Congratulations Jenny!  What an accomplishment!  I dream of the day when I can say I am a published author....  Hope you find a special way to celebrate.

    Best, Steph

  14. darkside profile image85
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Go you good thing!

  15. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image90
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 8 years ago

    Hard work, eventually comes to fruition...  how thrilling to have this come to pass finally - I am sure.

  16. Kenny Wordsmith profile image82
    Kenny Wordsmithposted 8 years ago

    If you do at least a book a year, Jenny, you will be a famous author one day. That's what Wodehouse says. Looking forward to that, cheers!

  17. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    Congrats...super accomplishment. Zs

  18. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Good for you Jenny.

    I wish you all the best with that.


  19. About-The-Home profile image61
    About-The-Homeposted 8 years ago

    Well done and good luck for your future as a published author.


  20. C.M. Vanderlinden profile image78
    C.M. Vanderlindenposted 8 years ago

    That is wonderful news! I'm so happy for you smile


  21. Inspirepub profile image86
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    Thanks again, everyone.

    The official announcement has now been posted on the blog at http://www.booksforfree.org/

    Take note - Peter will be doing this again next year, and he's taking applications now. If you're a keen writer and you're happy to donate the proceeds of your book to charity, hop on over and look at the submission guidelines.


    P.S. Feel free to leave a comment on his blog telling him what a great thing he's doing

  22. Marye Audet profile image90
    Marye Audetposted 8 years ago

    excellent! Congrats

  23. Bob Ewing profile image61
    Bob Ewingposted 8 years ago


  24. compu-smart profile image80
    compu-smartposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations!! Good job..

  25. Eaton Weddings profile image61
    Eaton Weddingsposted 8 years ago


  26. joetaylor profile image60
    joetaylorposted 8 years ago

    Fantastic!  Congrats & Good Luck Jenny!

  27. RFox profile image82
    RFoxposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations Jenny!

  28. Whitney05 profile image68
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Congrats! I need to start working on my book again. I hit a stump, and haven't really picked it up since. Plus, I like to edit on paper, and I kind of misplaced my drafts... Oops. Guess I'll be reprinting what I have again..

    Anyway. Congrats. When will it be available?

  29. Bonnie Ramsey profile image88
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago

    Congrats, Jenny! This is awsome news! I remember the excitement I felt when I had my first poem published! Please keep us posted on this and when and where it will be avaliable!

    Bonnie Ramsey

  30. Talem profile image82
    Talemposted 8 years ago

    Congrats!  It's always so sweet to achieve something you've been striving hard for.

  31. Inspirepub profile image86
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    It should be available in stores around this time next year, if all goes to plan.

    Do you think I should make a new thread about applying to be Peter's co-author for next year? Maybe people who have already commented won't be following this thread any more ...


  32. amy jane profile image84
    amy janeposted 8 years ago

    That's so exciting Jenny! Congrats smile

  33. Lela Davidson profile image82
    Lela Davidsonposted 8 years ago

    Nice work, and what a wonderful cause.  Congratulations - I can't wait to buy a copy!

  34. Griffo profile image77
    Griffoposted 8 years ago

    That's awesome! Congrats!