Some BIG News

So, remember when I told you it was a big week last week? I appeared on TV for the first time and I had my first book signing ever. Well, guess what? I have even BIGGER news for today. HUGE, I tell ya. HUGE.

I sold two books to Random House! Like, for real money! Not free Swiffers or a coffee mug (which is usually the currency I am offered for my writing). They are giving me American dollars! (I would have even accepted British pounds.) Crazy, right??

The first one: People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Telling It Like It Is (yeah, that's probably not what the publisher will let me call it, but a girl can dream) will be out in Spring 2014 and then, hold onto your knickers, because Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat will be released in December 2014!!

Yep. They're re-releasing the Holidays book. But this time it's going to be bigger, better, faster (OK, not faster). I've got new chapters that I'm adding along with some new pictures.

Just think. If you have the current edition it's almost like having a collector's item. It could be worth fifty cents at your garage sale now instead of a quarter!

I've taken down the Holidays book from Amazon, et al. because I would feel like shit if someone bought it today and then read this and was like, "Well, I just wasted my money."

At 41 years old, the dreams and goals of a five-year-old girl are finally coming true. (Yep, I've wanted to see my book in a book store since I was five.) It took a long time, but it's finally here and I'm over the moon with excitement, joy, and gratitude. Thank you to all of YOU who have supported me, read me, left me comments, bought my books, left me reviews, referred a friend to me, shared me on Facebook, blogs, Twitter, message boards, Pinterest, and anywhere else you can share.

http://www.emilymcdowell.com



56 comments:

anita said...

Amazing! It's my dream too, just one I started actually pursuing not long ago. Kudos to you!

So did I tell you about... said...

Congratulations, Jen! And we love the shit outta you, too! :)

SanH said...

Well done! Can't wait until 2014 for the release of the books.

Ann E. Bryant said...

Congratulations!!! That is so wonderful. You are an amazing writer and you deserve the recognition!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome! I look forward to buying them!

Kris at AintNobodysMama said...

Congrats! That is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! :) I can't wait to get them both.

Teri said...

Congrats!! So excited for you!

Ashley said...

Congratulations!!!

Ranting Mom said...

Congrats!!!!

Betsy said...

Awesome! So excited for you

Unknown said...

Jen!! This is absolutely fantastic news. I'm going to have a great big cocktail in your honor!! Congratulations to you on your many successes. WooHoo!!

beth conklin said...

congratulations! well deserved!

EFC Chrissy said...

That is so great!!! Congratulations!!! =D

Marta said...

This literally gave me goosebumps - I'm so excited for you!!! Congrats!

KCmomof2 said...

As someone who knew you back when you were just my funny as shit wisecracking IRL friend I am couldn't be more excited and a bit proud! As women we need to support each other in our post-motherhood goals and I am happy to have been an original fan of the blog who helped get the word out!

Kailynn Jones said...

WHOOOT! Congratulations!

Jessica, Science of Parenthood said...

Congrats!!! We hope you'll do an author interview with us at Science of Parenthood when the books released! Well done, you!

AL said...

Congrats!!!

Crazy Mama said...

That is something to be very proud of! I have always dreamed of writing a book as well,to be living your dream is something beyond amazing!

Adrienn Hunt said...

A. Mazing. And so happy for you!

Unknown said...

WOO HOO!!!!! Congrats! I'm SOOOOOO happy for you! And I'll be buying BOTH books (even though I already own the collectors version of one of them!)!

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Beyond awesome!!!! This is spectacular news! xo

Unknown said...

Yay to you! Happy to hear it!

Unknown said...

Way to go! Awesome! Congrats!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! You are amazing, and I'm proud to know you.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

That's so amazing! Congratulations!!

KK

Nicole Leigh Shaw said...

That's the way!!! Go on with your bad self, Jen. You deserve it!

Unknown said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!! That is just the most awesomest (I've been with the kids too long today) thing I've heard all day!

BadParentingMoments said...

So well deserved. You have earned it. Blood, sweat and tears earned it. I will be the first in line.

Unknown said...

HOLY WOW! Congratulations, Jen!

Meg said...

That's awesome news! I recommend your blog to everyone. I will get your books when they come available! xoxo

lentilbrain said...

Fantastic! Yay! Super stoked for you.

Naps Happen said...

SO incredibly happy for you. A job well done, for sure!

RachRiot said...

FUCK YEAH!

Jill H said...

wowowowowowow!!!! So happy for you! I love your blog and send many this way! Which is kinda funny, if you knew me - I say "She kinda (ha) has a potty mouth, but she is hysterical" and I seem to always agree with pov :) Congrats to you - keep on writing - I love reading stuff that makes me spit on my computer!
jh

Beckerella said...

SO proud of you! this is BIG news, and its AWESOME!

Unknown said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!

So, so, so excited for you. Rock on, lady.

CincyNat said...

Holy cow! Congratulations!! Living the dream, girl!!

Emily McDowell said...

Congratulations on your book deals!

Also, I am the artist who drew the "I Love The Shit Out Of You" piece you posted above, and I'd appreciate artist credit or a link back to my site if you're going to use my image. Thank you!

http://www.emilymcdowell.com/shop/8x10-prints/i-love-the-shit-out-of-you-print-8-x-10/

Unknown said...

Yay to you! I feel proud and I don't even know you... :)

Shannan said...

Congratulations! That's awesome that your dreams are coming true!
Keep being you!

Eileen said...

Congrats! That is so awesome, and all your readers love the shit out of you too. Now, who's going to clean up all this sh!t?

Anonymous said...

Congratufuckinglations! haha! Way to go! One question: did you have that same mouth at five?

The NotsoSuperMom said...

I am almost as happy for you as I am insanely jealous Almost. Congrats, lady!

SDJaye said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

That is so very exciting! So happy for you. :)

Unknown said...

Ya-hoo!!!! That is great news! However, I'm not surprised. You have wonderful fans and this proves it. Way to go Jen and I can't wait for our next coffee talk. You're buying! LOL!

Unknown said...

Awesome news! I love Random House. Can't wait to read both in print form!! :)

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome! and well deserved!
Congratulations :)

Deb said...

Yay! I will totally buy the new book! And, I was at first bummed because I thought I'd bought the Holiday book, but then realized I'd only borrowed it. So, I can buy that too!

KrisT said...

Congratulations! This is excellent news, and well-deserved!! I am really thrilled for you!!

Peanutlayne said...

That is freaking fantastic Jen! I'm so happy and excited for you!

Leslie said...

Congrats Jen! I have the Holiday book and can't wait for the new one.

Unknown said...

Congratulations!!

Jamie Miles said...

I miss checking in with you for a day or two and then to hear this. Wow. That is such fantastic news. Though I only know a snippet of your life from reading the blog -- this happened because your very funny, very talented and work like h-e-double-toothpicks. Congratulations Jen.

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