Friday, March 17, 2006

Major News for TKA Client Marley Gibson

Hmm, look what I just found on today's pub marketplace deal announcements... WOO HOO, MARLEY!!!!!

Debut author Marley Gibson's four untitled books in a series about a group of collegiate sorority sisters, to Angelle Pilkington and Karen Chaplin at Puffin, in a nice deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Friday, March 17, 2006 at 7:18:00 PM EST  
Blogger Diana Peterfreund said...


Friday, March 17, 2006 at 7:26:00 PM EST  
Blogger Marley Gibson said...


I have THE BEST AGENT on the planet!!! But then, any of you who read this blog already know that Deidre Knight is da bomb!

Thanks soooooo much for believing in me Deidre...Pam, Julie, Elaine, Nephele...who am I leaving out!

Pop that champagne!!

Marley = )

Friday, March 17, 2006 at 7:31:00 PM EST  
Blogger Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Congratulations, Marley, does this mean we can all shout if from the rooftops now?

Friday, March 17, 2006 at 8:24:00 PM EST  
Blogger Jaci Burton said...


I am SOOOO excited for you, Marley! Your perserverence and talent has paid off in a huge way!

Major major congrats to you and to your (our) phenomenally brilliant agent! Way to go D and everyone at TKA!

Friday, March 17, 2006 at 9:07:00 PM EST  
Blogger Pamela Harty said...

Woo Hoo Marley!!!!
I am so happy for you. Celebrate! You deserve it. Hugs

Friday, March 17, 2006 at 9:18:00 PM EST  
Blogger The Girl You Used to Know said...



Friday, March 17, 2006 at 10:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger FantasyAuthor RobinDOwens said...

YAY, Marley!

Friday, March 17, 2006 at 10:55:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you sell on partial if you're not a published author already? Can someone explain?

Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 12:21:00 AM EST  
Blogger Diana Peterfreund said...

Anonymous, it's really one of those things which is a rare, cosmic alignment of the stars -- er, the project, the author, the editor, and the market.

Marley had written several compelte manuscripts prior to this, and Deidre actually signed her on a different completed manuscript, so she knew that marley was an excellent writer who could deliver a fabulous product. Her proposal is exceptionally strong (I know I was lucky enough to read it) and the publisher was super-receptive to her and the project. this is rare.

I sold my first book on a partial as well, but I must warn you that this kind of sitaution is extremely rare, and usually sending unfinished projects to agents will result in "lovely. Can I see the rest?" results. I knwo this because since I sold last April, not two weeks goes by that someone doesn't ask me how to sell on partial, and then attempt it and get this response.

Back to the party. MARLEY, I'm POSITIVELY GIDDY!!!!!

Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 12:36:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how everyone is using all caps and multiple exclamation points. There is just no other way to convey the Extreme Love for Marley.

Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 3:32:00 AM EST  
Blogger Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...


Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 8:04:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major congratulations!!! :)

Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 8:10:00 AM EST  
Blogger Jana Armstrong said...

Congrats, Marley!!! How exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 10:13:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marley, you rock! Huge congrat's to you and Diedre.
Wendy Toliver

Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 11:12:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I said it another loop. I'm embarrassed by my lack of writing talent here, because I have no words to describe HOW HAPPY I AM FOR YOU, MARLEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs and chocolate and champagne! I can't wait to celebrate with you!

Janet Louise Campbell

Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 1:47:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Marley!


Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 5:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger Janice Lynn said...

OMG!!! This fabulous!!!!! Party!!

Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 7:52:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's fantastic news. The knight agency sure is doing something right.

Monday, March 20, 2006 at 8:31:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Marley's party. You don't get there by sheer luck. There's hard work behind the scenes.
It's like that question:
"How does it feel to be an overnight success?"

You kind of smile and say its wonderful to be the so-called overnight success.

But success doesn't just turn up on the doorstep without a lot of hard work, rejection, ups, downs, ins and outs.

Congratulations Marley, you deserve it!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 8:56:00 PM EST  
Blogger Melani Blazer said...

Whooo hooo Marley, I'm so thrilled for you!!!!



Monday, March 27, 2006 at 1:30:00 PM EST  

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