I’m about to faint…

A few weeks ago I found myself with some real time to write, and I made a promise to myself… that I would NOT think about the business side of things. I wanted to focus all my energy on the words.  So I did just that. I wrote some different kinds of things.  I experimented. I played. I wrote poems.

And of course I wrote a lot of garbage.


But I also did this…

“Laurel Snyder’s ONCE A SWAN, a biography of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, to Melissa Manlove at Chronicle Children’s, by Tina Wexler at ICM (World).”

I can’t quite express the excitement I have about this particular project. I was OBSESSED with Pavlova as a kid.  OBSESSED.

<falls over>

8 Responses to “I’m about to faint…”

  1. Vicky Alvear Shecter Says:

    OMG, how WONDERFUL! Congrats. Your poetic touch will work magic on this!

  2. Tara Lazar Says:

    Wonderful! Me and my five-yr-old ballerina can’t wait for it!

  3. Wendy Says:

    WOW. And you didn’t breathe a word, so far as I recall! What format is the book? Only semi-related, have you read Eva Ibbotson’s A Company of Swans? Congratulations!

  4. Mom Says:

    So call your mom tonight and tell her more!

  5. Anjali Says:

    Way to go!!!

  6. Elizabeth Dulemba Says:

    Woot! Woot! Congratulations! :)

  7. Jeannine Hall Gailey Says:

    Congrats Laurel!

  8. Venessa Ann Schwarz Says:

    That’s so lovely and wonderful. Really great news!

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