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Ingrid

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Black Arrow
« on: October 18, 2006, 01:48:16 PM »

Well I suppose it's BSP.  The first reviews are in.  PW gives it a starred review, and Kirkus is also very flattering.  I love reviews.

I should add that this novel has met with major rejections in earlier years (most recently from St. Martin's Press).  :)  So don't give up on your books.

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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2006, 02:59:19 PM »

Congratulations, Ingrid.  Another book to add to my must read list.
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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006, 03:49:39 PM »

Hey, Ingrid!

Great news!

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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006, 04:11:43 PM »

A starred PW review? And a flattering review from Kirkus?? Holy moly -- where's that corkscrew, it's time to celebrate!

Congratulations, Ingrid!


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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006, 04:14:34 PM »

Wow, Ingrid!  We're all blown away by the flattering review from Kirkus!  At least I am. Anyway, great to hear the once scorned manuscript is doing well as a book! :)

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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006, 04:22:39 PM »

Great news, Ingrid.  Can't wait to read it myself! 

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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006, 04:24:05 PM »

Fantastic, Ingrid!  Hope the reviews will help you sell even more books!

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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2006, 07:23:43 PM »

:D Whaaaha-ha-ha! Kirkus likes it. Oh my. I didn't think they liked anything. Ever. Way to go, Ingrid!!
Cyber-bubbly all around!

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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2006, 10:12:06 PM »

;D 8) :D ;D :o 8)  :)  ::) 8) :o ;D  8) :D ;D :o 8)  :) 
;) Congratulations Ingrid.:o
;D  8) :D  ;D  :o  8)  :)  ;) :D  ;D  8) :D ;D :o 8)  :) 

Can't remember who said "hard work pays" ;D

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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2006, 11:44:43 PM »

Great news, Ingrid.  8)

Shoot that black arrow through their hearts (sung to the tune of an 80s song)!

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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2006, 01:45:37 PM »

Thanks, all.  I especially like the huge chorus of smileys.

Kirkus has, I think, mellowed.  Maybe someone went after them.  They used to abuse anything that wasn't manly or intellectual.

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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2006, 02:44:54 PM »

Congratulations, Ingrid! I'm looking forward to reading it!

Kathy W., chiming in late but enthusiastically
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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2006, 09:45:04 PM »

A toast to you, Ingrid. Congradulations!

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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2006, 03:47:27 PM »

 :D

Oh boy, oh boy!!!

Another for my collection!
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Re: Black Arrow
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2006, 05:15:14 PM »

Feeling bad here, you all.  Look, there is no need to buy the book. If you want to read it, tell your library to order it. They may already have it.  I'm really not trying to sell books to MWF members. Chances are good that you've been following the process of finding an agent, selling the books, worrying about publicity, etc. etc. Reviews are a part of that -- my favorite part.  And I had to learn over the years how reviews are ranked and what they mean.  So I was just sharing -- and bragging a little bit, maybe.  Apologies for the latter. It's a vindication of sorts when the books don't sell as they should.

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