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Offline meddyK

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Thank you, QT!
« 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.




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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 11:16:09 AM »
Congratulations Lydia. I met your agent. He reps a friend of mine. I love his mustache.

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 05:15:23 PM »
It sounds like a fantastic read! Congrats, Lydia!



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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 07:39:52 PM »
Awesome! Congrats!

I think I did see it while I was browsing Amazon! Must buy it! :)
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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 09:16:55 AM »
YAY for CONTROL'S book birthday!

*Confetti!*
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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 12:59:33 PM »
Happy Birthday, CONTROL! We all know you will make your mommy very proud.  :yes:
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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 11:38:03 PM »
SOOOOOOOO happy for you!!!!!!  The best Christmas present ever  :clap: :p2: :hooray: :woot:
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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #9 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?

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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2013, 03:38:29 PM »
Hey MeddyK! Guess what I just got!



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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #11 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:
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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #12 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/. She never fails to be an inspiration!
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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2013, 07:17:14 PM »
Congrats, meddyK!

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Re: Thank you, QT!
« Reply #14 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
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