It Happened!!

Well I’ve been sitting on some news for a little while now, waiting for the go-ahead to tell, and now the secret is out, so I’m telling!


The deal info from Publishers Marketplace is as follows:

Alyssa Goodnight’s AUSTEN IN AUSTIN, in which a Jane Austen addict gets thrown from her obsessively rigid life plan when an enchanted journal inhabited by an interfering fairy godmother (who just happens to be the spirit of her beloved Jane Austen) enters her life, to Megan Records at Kensington, in a two-book deal, by Rebecca Strauss at McIntosh & Otis.

I’m so excited!! This book has been so long in the writing–and so long in the editing–that I’m thrilled that it has finally found a home!

And now I’m on to Book 2 of the ‘two-book deal,’ trying to get a ahead, as it’s expected in a year, and my track record runs about four. Yikes! I’ll reallly need to buckle down. But I’m excited!!!!

Posted in book deal on 08/19/2010 11:46 pm


  1. David Cranmer

    That is awesome, Alyssa! I'm very happy for you and I'll be looking forward to reading it. Congrats!

  2. Teenage Bride

    Yay!!! I am sooo proud of you. You are such a talented writer that it would be shame for someone to overlook your talent. I can't wait to see these in print.

    Congrats!!! Go celebrate!

  3. Stephanie J

    I squealed when I read this! CONGRATS!! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see these on the shelves!

  4. Congratulations! Well deserved after all the hard work you've put in. :)

  5. Green Girl in Wisconsin

    Congratulations!!! What a thrill!
    And thanks for that book review–I am a HUGE Doris Day fan–I wanted to BE her when I was younger!

  6. Alyssa Goodnight

    Thank you all so much!!

  7. This is so FANTASTIC!!! I can't wait to read this book. I can't wait to see it in the bookstore! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!

  8. liz fenwick

    Absolutely thrilled for you!!! Fantastic.

  9. Congrats!

  10. I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!

  11. Whoa! First I was excited for you, then I read the description and I was excited that I get to read it. Then I read about book two and overall it's a very good day both for you as an author and everyone who will read it.

  12. Alyssa Goodnight

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love that I have you guys to share this with!

  13. Congrats on the book sale! That is just fantastic news! Well done!

  14. Hi,

    Spotted you via Jen (unedited.

    Great news – way to go!


  15. Congratulations!

  16. Congrats Alyssa. I look forward to reading your book. It sounds enchanting!

  17. Alyssa Goodnight

    Thank you all so much for your congratulations and well wishes!! You guys are awesome!

  18. scribblingmum

    Well done!!!! That's super exciting, good for you and all that hard work you've obviously put in. Brilliant to hear. Did you know that you were the first blog I ever read and inspired me to do the same? Have a good weekend x

  19. Alyssa Goodnight

    Thank you so much!

    And an inspiration? I'm flattered!

  20. Alyssa this is awesome news. I haven't been over to the blog in a while (gotta love life and it messes with your schedule), but OMG, I'm so excited for you!!!

    I can't wait to read the book(s). And you have a fabulous agent!

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