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Title: Thank you, QT!
Post by: meddyK on December 27, 2013, 08:48:11 PM
Hi guys! I've been quiet but lurking for the last year. So happy to see so many successes!

Well, the novel I queried years ago was finally been released on December 26th. It's been four years since I started lurking on QT. CONTROL was the third novel I queried and I found many of my crit partners and dear friends here on the forums.

Thank you all. Thanks to the QT mistresses some of whom I've finally met (Hi Mary!) and to Patrick. I never could have gotten here without the support of all of you.




Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: MaryL on December 27, 2013, 10:07:01 PM
You guys! You need to get Lydia's book, CONTROL. It's fantastic.

More fun info. It's medical-based and Lydia is a real-life doctor. I met her at a book event in Vegas and she's tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand but is a full-blown mom and doctor. She's gorgeous, and FIERCE, and painfully smart. Buy her too. No wait. That's probably illegal. Just buy her book.

Kirkus says of CONTROL by Lydia Kang: ". . .scrupulous attention to scientific detail adds authenticity."
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: TerryRodgers on December 28, 2013, 11:16:09 AM
Congratulations Lydia. I met your agent. He reps a friend of mine. I love his mustache.
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: Silence18 on December 28, 2013, 05:15:23 PM
It sounds like a fantastic read! Congrats, Lydia!


Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: Brachistochrone on December 28, 2013, 07:33:44 PM
Glad hear of your success in publishing. Congratulations!

You were always a great help to others around here too.
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: Pandean on December 28, 2013, 07:39:52 PM
Awesome! Congrats!

I think I did see it while I was browsing Amazon! Must buy it! :)
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: Sarah Ahiers (Falen) on December 30, 2013, 09:16:55 AM
YAY for CONTROL'S book birthday!

*Confetti!*
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: edelweiss on December 30, 2013, 12:59:33 PM
Happy Birthday, CONTROL! We all know you will make your mommy very proud.  :yes:
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: morethanafeeling on December 30, 2013, 11:38:03 PM
SOOOOOOOO happy for you!!!!!!  The best Christmas present ever  :clap: :p2: :hooray: :woot:
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: clutzattack on December 31, 2013, 09:54:39 AM
Four years, wow. What an investment. It's been a year since I visited your blog, but didn't you have another book about Ophelia? Or some sort of blood disease?  Can't remember the working title, but I'm assuming it's different from Control, right?
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: Pandean on December 31, 2013, 03:38:29 PM
Hey MeddyK! Guess what I just got!

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb455/darkefyre1/Photoon12-31-13at329PM2_zps26503aff.jpg)

Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: meddyK on December 31, 2013, 04:47:39 PM
Kodi!  THANK YOU! I swear, every time someone buys my book, I do this internally: :woo:
Okay, maybe I actually DO that. :)

Thank you guys so much!

And y'all, Mary is so zen and full of all-things-wise when it comes to publishing. I was like this every time she said anything. Even if it was about, like, salsa or something.  :agree:
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: meddyK on December 31, 2013, 04:48:41 PM
Terry, Eric is a throwback. He's like a living, silent-screen star. So much class!

Also, I have to give a shout-out to ElanaJ. I've looked up to her for so long, and now she's a colleague over at the http://leaguewriters.blogspot.com/ (http://leaguewriters.blogspot.com/). She never fails to be an inspiration!
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: violet on December 31, 2013, 07:17:14 PM
Congrats, meddyK!

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: Pandean on December 31, 2013, 09:17:04 PM
Loving it so far!

I spent 20 minutes in the indie bookstore sitting on the floor reading it. xD
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: KimE on January 02, 2014, 09:35:23 AM
Congratulations! I just ordered it.
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: Dreams2013 on January 02, 2014, 12:10:57 PM
Congrats on your publication!  :clap:
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: meddyK on January 15, 2014, 12:16:37 PM
Thank you SO much, Flagirl!

This week I'm doing my first book signing and another signing and it's nuts. Feels like I'm debuting again, one month later. :)

Thanks so much for all the well wishes!!!
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: Sarah Ahiers (Falen) on January 15, 2014, 07:44:26 PM
WOO! It's well deserved!!!
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: Pandean on January 15, 2014, 07:54:26 PM
Thank you SO much, Flagirl!

This week I'm doing my first book signing and another signing and it's nuts. Feels like I'm debuting again, one month later. :)

Thanks so much for all the well wishes!!!

Oooh, you gonna be anywhere in Northern Illinois/Southern WI? If so, I'll see if I can persuade my mother to take me.
Title: Re: Thank you, QT!
Post by: EmmieMears on January 20, 2014, 10:10:38 AM
Congratulations! What an exciting moment -- I'm so happy to hear of QTers finding success. HUZZAH.

And the book looks awesome. I added it on Goodreads and after I plow through the next few books in my TBR pile, I'll pick it up with the next round. :D