Saturday, January 8, 2011

Secret revealed! Yay!

Booklover - cool version
Finally I can tell you the great secret! And let me assure you, it is great! So great that I don't really know what to do or feel about it.

You know in Love Actually, when the two body doubles have been on a date, and it went really well, and she's incredibly cute, and they're standing on her doorstep, kissing? After she closes the door behind her, he jumps off the steps and lifts his hands in an awkward but very happy HA! That's how I feel. I'm Martin Freeman. All bubbly inside, but too flabbergasted to really show it. Or get it. Or believe it.

But it's true nevertheless!

I, weird little debutant Norwegian me, have an agent. An agent. In Los Angeles. And not any agent, either. She is the wonderfully fantastic and almost unbelieveably cool Jane Putch, who is also the agent of the equally fantastic and dauntingly talented Laini Taylor. I'm Laini's agency sister. You could actually mention us in the same sentence, if you wanted.


In the spirit of Stephanie Perkins, who broke out the rainbows and unicorns to celebrate when she got her agent, this calls for some sparklers:


Wohoooo! Yay me! Yay Jane! Yay Laini and everyone who has ever helped me with my story! Happy New Year! With sugar on top!

But what does this mean, you may ask. What will happen now?

Hey, don't look at me, I've just landed on the street with an awkward and astounded HA! But I hope it means that some day, in the not so distant future, in a galaxy quite near to you, my book will find its way into the hands of some nice editor who will love it. And then, if everything works out, the book will be published. In English. So you can read it.

Let me rephrase that:

All things important


(photos, always, always, by my best friend and sister Line)


Catherine Denton said...

YAY!! Whooo-hoo!! **Happy jumping for you** You and Laini agency sisters? How fun!

I have no doubt that your beautiful writing will find a home. And I'll be the first in line to buy it!

Li:ne said...

All kinds of yay for this! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see where this will lead.


Connie Onnie said...

Wow!! That is so very very exciting!! What a wonderful journey to be taking, I will be looking forward to the day I can read work!

PS your little guy is ADORABLE!

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Hurrah indeed! Laini and I couldn't be happier for you, and you couldn't be in more capable and enthusiastic hands than Jane's. Go Tone! And go Jane!

Your agency bro,

tone almhjell said...

Oh, that's right Jim! I have an agency bro, too. SO COOL!

Hello Hoobubby / Alexandra said...

Congratuations Tone! What wonderful news! I look so forward to reading your novel and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog yesterday! I have very flabby bloggy muscles right now but that's that. Come visit Portland when you sell your first book!

bronwyn said...

I stumbled across your blog through a comment on Tollipop a little while back and have been enjoying it. I thought I'd delurk to give you my congratulations! That is wonderful news.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've been lurking about your blog for awhile now and decided to reveal myself just long enough to congratulate you.. and squeal with excitement. :-) It's so great that you got an American agent - now I can be at the front of the line, no hassle, to pick up a copy of your book when it gets published. I hope you and your fabulous new agent find you an editor quickedy-quick. I can't wait to read!!

tone almhjell said...

Oh, hi bronwyn and anonymous! So glad you're here! Thanks so much.

And Alexandra: I'd love to come to Portland. Maybe this summer, when we're going to California anyway.

Christina said...

Hooray! Congratulations Tone! It's the best news; can't wait to buy and read your book.

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