Wednesday, July 20, 2011

So excited!!!

When I first saw my name on the list (as Ara Jane Burkland), I thought, Hey. There's someone with a name like mine. Then I realized it was me, since I've never seen my middle name used online and my last name's spelling is tricky. Anyway, the pre-rewrite version of FIND ME (my manuscript out on submission with editors right now), called LIE TO ME, may not have won the SCBWI work-in-progress grant for a contemporary novel, but I got a letter of merit! Thank you, SCBWI!!!

12 comments:

Adrienne said...

Congrats Ara!

Ara Burklund said...

Thanks, Adrienne! : )

author... said...

yay! congratulations Ara! isn't it a great feeling? nice to meet you as well. Good luck with your submission.

Ara Burklund said...

Totally! I've applied before but never received recognition. You going to the summer conference?

Cat Winters said...

I'm so excited for you, Ara!!! That's quite an achievement! Congrats.

Ara Burklund said...

Thanks, Cathy! The letter actually arrived in today's mail. : )

Suzanne Casamento said...

AWESOME!!! Congratulations!

Ara Burklund said...

Thanks, Suzanne! : )

Carol Riggs said...

Ooo, congrats to ya on your letter of merit! Lovely news. And best of luck while you're out on sub--that's way exciting too!!!

Ara Burklund said...

Thanks, Carol! I'm excited to hear how things go with your agent!!! : )

Dana Elmendorf said...

That rocks! I can say, "I knew her when..." (Yeah, I know this is an old post but I as stalking you. :D )

Ara Burklund said...

Ha! Thanks, Dana! I checked out your blog, too, which is way cooler looking than mine. : )