The gods must be crazy

The amazing news is: After reading the first 50 pages of Twenty-Somewhere, St. Martin’s Press has asked me to submit the full manuscript for their consideration.


The bad news is: No real blog today, because I am mad scrambling to go over my full and make sure it’s good to submit. Sorry! Also, my new work-in-progress will have to be put on hold for a day or two. Oh well.

Thanks to everyone for the congratulations, and hi to any new readers coming over from #YALitChat!


  1. Dara says:

    YAY!!! How exciting!
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  2. Alex says:


  3. Eric says:

    Congrats! That’s awesome.
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  4. Celeste says:

    CONGRATS, GRANDMA!!!!!!!! ;)

  5. Kristan says:

    Thanks, y’all! I still kind of have that “Okay, where’s Ashton Kutcher?” feeling. This has to be a PUNK’D, right? (Only I’m not cool enough to get PUNK’D for real…)

  6. Lindsey says:

    That’s so awesome!!! WAY TO GO!

    Also, I just realized you’re from Cincinnati like myself, so it’s even more awesome!!!!
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  7. GingerMandy says:

    WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! congratulations! you’re well on your way to becoming big enough to get Punk’d for real :D
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  8. Krista says:

    OMG! awesome!! congrats!

  9. Simon says:

    awesome! congratulations! hope everything goes well :)
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  10. Lauren says:

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  11. Todd Newton says:

    Fantastic! Great news!

  12. Congrats Kristan! And Good Luck!
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  13. Kristan, that is such cool news, congrats!!! I hope those St Martin’s people figure out what’s good for them and publish it FAST! Fingers crossed for you :-)
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  14. Les says:

    Woohoo! congrats!!!
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  15. Aisha says:

    Congratulations, good luck with everything!

  16. Kristan says:

    Thank you thank you thank you, guys!

    And Lindsey, I’m IN Cincy, but not FROM Cincy. Just a point of clarification, but it’s still super cool that we’re both here! (If in fact you are still here…) The weather right now? Not so super cool. :P

    Also, not to sound self-deprecating (more like, realistic), but this could still amount to nothing, lol. It could just be one extra step to rejection. I’m trying to prepare myself for that, so I thought I should prepare y’all too. (Especially since my request came with a note that said they were worried 20SW might be too episodic. Which makes sense, since it’s written in episodes…)

  17. Sonja says:

    Congrats! It should be a good learning experience if nothing else. And you should be really proud. Very few make it to this point. Way to go!

  18. Kristan says:

    Thanks, Sonja! My thoughts exactly. :)

  19. Jon says:

    Hooray! Can I preorder the book yet? :)
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  20. Trisha says:

    Awesome! Congratulations. :)

  21. Susan says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy the journey! Follow your dreams!

  22. That’s wonderful news!!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
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  23. Lee says:

    Congratulations, Kristan. Good luck!

  24. Kristan says:

    Not quite yet, Jon.

    Thanks, everyone! :)

  25. OMG OMG…. So exciting! I’m so proud of you!!! On your nationwide book tour I’m cutting to the head of the line to get my copy signed. :-) Best of luck and keep on writing.
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  26. Kristan says:

    Hahaha, thanks. We’ll see about that tour… but I’d definitely let you cut the line. ;)

  27. Huge congratulations! That’s so exciting!
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  28. Neha says:

    Congratulations! I personally love reading this series because it’s fun and I definitely identify with the whole transitioning into adulthood (I still don’t feel like an adult!) and creating new lives post-college/grad school.

    I’m so proud of you! :)

  29. Brittney says:

    WHAT!?! Totally new here but this sounds AWESOME. I’m crossing fingers, toes, eyes, dressing…. you know. All the most important of crossables. <3

  30. Kristan says:

    Thanks, y’all! And hi to Brittney and TKOG!

  31. Found you via your comment over at Between Fact and Fiction.

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  32. Kristan says:

    Thanks, Caroline!

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