I know I’ve been killing you guys with the hints, but I can finally say it …
I’m now represented by Deborah Warren at East/West Literary Agency!!!
I am beyond excited to announce that I am now represented by the amazing Deborah Warren @EastWestLit!! ??So honored to be on this publishing journey with her and the rest of the East/West Family!
— Nicole Hewitt (@NicoleMHewitt) February 27, 2019
I can’t even begin to tell you guys how thrilled I am about this partnership. It almost seems surreal. In fact, those of you who’ve been around my blog for the past few weeks know that I was doubting myself there for a while. Impostor Syndrome works fast, trust me, and I kept thinking to myself that it couldn’t really be happening.
It’s. Really. Happening.
I met Deborah at an SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) conference back in October, and I was thoroughly impressed with her and East/West Literary. The fact that I get to work with her now is honestly a dream come true. Obviously, I still have a long publishing journey ahead of me, but this is a major first step, and I wanted to share my excitement with all of you, my readers. You guys have been cheering me on for years, and I am so incredibly thankful for that!
Congratulations, what amazing news!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you!!! I’m so appreciative of all the support I’ve gotten from fellow bloggers!
Thank you, Freda!! (And the post for the monthly wrap-up round-up will be up soon! 🙂 )
Thanks so much!
Omg congratulations! Can’t wait to see your books on the shelves someday!
Thank you so much! After it was all finalized, I went to the bookstore to pick up a book that had just released by another author in the agency and literally walked all through the MG section, just imagining my book there. LOL!
I have actual tears of joy in my eyes for you. This is so exciting! Congratulations!!!
Awww, thank you, Sam!! You (and lots of other bloggers) have been such a huge support to me through this process. I could not have a better team of cheerleaders on my side!!
I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU.
Thank you, Amber!!
I am so excited and so proud of you!!! I knew you could do it!
I love that you put your mom in parentheses, in case I thought some other GayAnna was coming over to tell me how proud they are. I have a big GayAnna fan club. 🙂
? I just wanted everyone else to know I’m your proud mom.
I know, but it still made me giggle. 🙂
Congrats, Nicole! It always makes me so happy and excited whenever I see people in the blogging community share these kinds of news! 😀
Thank you, Czai! I agree that I love to see people in our community succeed–you guys have been the best support system for me!
Congratulations! That’s amazing news! I’m so excited for you! ?
Thank you, Laura!!!
Woot Woot!!!! I couldn’t be more thrilled for you!!!!
Thank you, Lisa!!
Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading one of your books someday!
Thank you so much!! It would seriously be a dream to see my book in my blogger friends’ hands!
I knew it! I knew it! That’s amazing, and congratulations! 🙂
Thank you, Lauren!! I figured it was pretty obvious what the type of news I was hinting at, and I SO wanted to just come right out and say it, but I also SO did not want to jinx it!
I know I’ve already said congratulation on FAcebook and probably Twitter, but had to comment here as well! Can’t wait to see how this works, and you know my blog is available for any promotions you need when this gets really going!
Hey, I’ll take all the congratulations everywhere. I mean, right now I’m basking in the moment. LOL! Thank you SO much for all your support—it honestly means the world to me!
CONGRATS!! That’s so amazing, Nicole! Here’s to hoping for a short and smooth journey to publishing! <3
Now that’s a wish I can stand behind!! 🙂 Thank you so much!
Wonderful news! Congratulations
Hooray and congrats!!!
I’m so over the moon happy for you! Hugs and congratulations!
Thank you, Jen!
I wish you soon to have your own in your hands. I did experience this feeling, and it’s very very nice!! Good luck, and congrats for this major step
How exciting! That must have been a wonderful feeling.
Yaaaayyy! So super exciting! I’m so happy for you! 🙂
Thank you, Sam!!
This is so fantastic, Nicole. I’m another one following you from platform to platform to congratulate you again. It is THAT BIG. I know how hard you’ve been working to get to this point. I’m sure there will still be many miles of work ahead, but you are definitely on the right path!
I really appreciate all the love and support I’ve been getting!!
Congrats!!! I’m so excited for you! I hope this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of good news for you!
Thank you!! I, of course, am hoping that too. 🙂
Congratulations, this is amazing!
I know I have already said it, but I am just going to go ahead and KEEP saying how happy I am for you! And how well-deserved this is, and how AWESOME your career is going to be and ALL THESE THINGS.
Thank you, Shannon! I will surely take ALL THESE THINGS. In my days of doubt, I just have to come back here and look at all this love and remind myself how much support I have.
That’s a really amazing news to hear! Congratulations 😀
Congrats – Deborah is my agent, too! We’re both IL folks 🙂 Congrats!
Oh, wow! Maybe we’ll have a chance to meet someday! Will you be at the SCBWI conference in May? (I saw on your website that you often volunteer with them.) Or will you still be avoiding polar vortexes in FL at that point—who knows, with this year’s weather, we might be still experiencing them in June! 🙂
Oh my goodness congratulations! That is so so exciting and I am so happy for you 😀 I am glad it came through and I hope this step on the publishing journey is the beginning to wonderful things ^>^
Thank you, Olivia!!
Congrats on this amazing step!!! I’m so happy for you!
Thank you, Kristen!!
AHH CONGRATULATIONS, this is incredible news, I am so, so, SO happy and excited for you!! <3 <3
Thank you, Marie!
I’m so happy to hear this. You deserve all the success in the world!
Thank you, Lory!!
So excited for you!! Yay!! Good luck with submissions. <3
Thank you! I know there’s still a LONG road ahead of me and no guarantees, but I’m super excited to be taking this first step!
Congrats Nicole! I’m so happy for you!
Thank you, Naomi!! You were around for the beginning of this journey, when I first started editing. It makes me smile to think about it. 🙂
That is so exciting! Good luck going forward!
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! XD <3
Thanks so much!!!