Tuesday, May 22, 2012

…BIG NEWS: part 1...


Here's the first of three in my "big news" installments this week. 

I AM WRITING A BOOK!  
Just signed, sealed and delivered my contract to write a book for Interweave Press!  A dream come true?  Absolutely.  It's such an honor to be chosen in the mixed media category.  My book is themed on my favorite topic and passion………….can you guess???………..Artful Lettering….of course!!………i just can't wait.

Even though i am writing the manuscript right now, it's a very long process.  My book will be released in early 2014.  I'll be sure to keep you posted along the way.

Thank you for sharing this artful journey with me.  
So very blessed.

86 comments:

  1. So Awesome!!!!! Congratulations on a well deserved milestone! xoxo

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    1. Absolutely agree! The book should fly off the shelves!
      Catherine @ longvillagelettering.blogspot.com

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  2. Congratulations!!! You DESERVE it!

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  3. What absolutely wonderful news! Congratulations Joanne. I'm so happy for you!

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  4. Fantastic! Can I pre-order right now? Smile.

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  5. I am soo excited for you Joanne!!! It will be loaded with tons and tons of goodies for us I am sure of that. Can't wait!!! <3

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  6. Wonderful news, well deserved! Just think of all the fun artful lettering to fill your days for the foreseeable future! :)

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  7. Joanne, this is fabulous news! You certainly deserve this honor. I can't wait to have that book in my hands!

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  8. I can't wait to buy a copy! Congratulations!!

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  9. Congratulations! I'm exited and yeah, can I pre-order! What a fabulous gift to your students, which I'm one of.

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  10. perfect for you! congrats -- it will be fantastic! let us know when it's available for preorder!

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  11. Wonderful news for you and for all the people who will learn to brighten their world from you! Love you!

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  12. How exciting! Something to look forward to.

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  13. How exciting!!! Congratulations! I'm sure it'll be wonderful and a great addition to my library. Thanks for sharing your news.

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  14. How awesome! Let us know when we can preorder cuz I wanna get one. :)

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  15. This is soooooooooo wonderful Joanne!! CONGRATULATIONS! Xoxoxo

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  16. Congratulations Joanne! I am so very excited for you! :)

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  17. I was hoping that your online classes would be a precursor to a book! Great news!!! So glad to be taking your classes and can't wait to see the book when it comes out.
    Aloha, Kate

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  18. Congratulations Joanne. Can't wait to have it on my bookshelf.

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  19. How wonderful Joanne! There's not a better person out in the world to write a book on artful lettering than you!!! It's a guaranteed best seller! :) Congratulations, this is really exciting news...holy cow, what's next??? :))))

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  20. It's about time;-) I know it will be a best seller! Congratulations.

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  21. Congratulations on making the dream a reality. You are an inspiration to us all and a great example of makin' it happen!

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  22. Sooo excited to hear this! I want to buy it now....!LOL!

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  23. wonderful news joanne! congratulations!

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  24. Congratulations - hope you enjoy the process

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  25. Hooray! Can't wait to own a copy!

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  26. Sooooo very cool !!!!!!! Congrats !!!!!!!

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  27. Fantastic news! You rock! xoxoxoxo

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  28. That is a book that I will have on my bookshelf...HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, NO MORE THAN YOU DESERVE

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  29. Huge congrats!!!!!! I know it will be muy colorful!

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  30. Congrats Joanne that is awesome news

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  31. Your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with the world.

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  32. Congratulations Joanne! What a major milestone for you. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us!

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  33. Wow wow wow, can't wait to get it... congratulations, I am sure it will be a gigantic success....xx

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  34. oh, joanne, that's excellent!!!!! i love interweave books!!! and i love your work!!!! i think it will be a winning combination!!!!! congratulations!!!! deb saine

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  35. I am sooooooo excited for you, Joanne!! If your book is like your teaching, it's definitely a HIT!! I'm going to HAVE to have this book!!!! :) Can't wait!! <3 CONGRATS!!!

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  36. Awesome news, I know the book will be great, can't wait to add it to my collections.

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  37. That is HUGE news!! I'm so excited for you, how waterfull, I mean wonderful!! I'll be ordering a copy for sure!

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  38. Who better than you!! Congratulations!!!!

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  39. Congratulations!! How are we expected more thsn a year!!

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  40. Yay Joanne!!! Congrats on the book deal!

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  41. That is soooo awesome!!! Huge congratulations! How on earth are we going to wait that long! Good thing you are keeping us busy with the on line classes!!!!

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  42. WooHoo Joanne! How exciting--please keep us posted about the book--I can't wait to own it!
    I'm anxiously awaiting the next two announcements!

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  43. Joanne, that is INCREDIBLE news!!!!!! Congratulations! Well, you KNOW everyone in class already knows your a ROCK STAR.....now the rest of the world will know it too! Can't wait to get a copy...(beautifully signed by you, naturally!!lol)

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  44. That's awesome news! Good for you!

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  45. Congrats to you Joanne! Anxiously anticipating your book hitting stores...in the meantime I must catch up on Artful Alphabets and Letter Love...working through slowly but surely :)

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  46. OooLaLa Joanne! This is FABULOUS news for the art world! It's the perfect next-step for you in sharing your exquisite letter love talents and expertise with everyone! How many more on-line classes will we have between now and publishing time? I love your surprises ♥

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  47. congratulations Joanne! this is fantastic news, how exciting!

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  48. We can say we knew you when :0) CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  49. Yay!!! Can I put in an order???

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  50. Congrats !! I want one !!

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  51. Hooray Joanne! I too will be purchasing it as soon as it comes out! Can I send it to you for your autograph? Absolutely thrilled for you-actually, with everything that you put into your classes, this is well deserved!

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  52. When I first signed up for the lettering class I wished you had a book out! Wishes really DO come true. Congratulations Joanne, you KNOW it will sell out immediately. Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  53. Oh, this is so exciting Joanne. Congratulations! As I continue to "very slowly" work through Letter Love 101, I will be waiting for this book to be published. I'll be one of the first to put it in my library of books and tell others about it. Linda E.

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  54. I am so excited for you & ME!!!! A book...that's awesome...WTG!!

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  55. This is so wonderful! Congratulations - I can't wait to see it.

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  56. Congratulations! Hope you'll allow us to purchase 'signed' copies!!! Now that you'll be even MORE famous!!! :oD

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  57. That's fantastic! Congrats!

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  58. Oh, Joanne,I was thinking they were crazy not to have a book by you, so I am delighted for you and for Interweave to have a sure fire seller on their hands. Sign me up for a copy!

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  59. How exciting for you! I look forward to getting my hands on a copy. Congratulations!!

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  60. Congratulations Joanne! You absolutely deserve to have all your talents and skills come to life in print. I can't wait to see it for sale. xx

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  61. YAY!!! Your book will be wonderful and I can't wait to see the end result : )

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  62. Congratulations! I'm sure it will be awesome!!!!

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  63. Fabulous news! I definitely want to pre-order! Loved your Artful Alphabets and Letter Love classes. You convey your passion for your craft with such enthusiasm. Congratulations!!

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  64. Mazel Tov! Absolutely well deserved - so happy for your continued success! Can't wait to order it!

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  65. Joanne...that is awesome news!! Can't wait to have it in my hands to use as a reference. You're the best!

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  66. What a great accomplishment. They are lucky to have you . I just know the book will be spectacular!!!!!

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  67. OMG! That is the most awesome news since you announced your next workshop! 2014? Can I wait that long? Best wishes...I know it's going to be a best seller! Love and hugs!!!

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  68. Congrats! I've written a couple articles for QA but to write a book for Interweave - WOW! It will be an awesome book! I look forward to reading it!

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  69. you go lettergirl!! sending you many congrats and lots of chocolate-coated-alpha-hugs!! xoxo

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  70. Joann, it doesnt surprise me at all to see your name authoring a book. With your inspirational talent and eye for color, lettering, art projects, it was only a matter of time. I took your class and it impressed me beyond belief. I still, every day, do my lettering and doodling. Waiting for the next class. Hope you are not too busy cause we need you here too!

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  71. How very wonderful for you Joanne! I am delighted at your success. Ronnie must be bursting with pride and Stan at your angel!! Congrats !!

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  72. Congratulations!! I'll be able to say, "I knew her when...!"

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  73. Joanne what wonderful news! We all be excited to read the finished book! Congratulations!

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  74. Joanne, I'm SO HAPPPPPPY for you!! You're so talented.
    Grandma Nancy Sapp

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  75. Well, Joanne, we all know that this book will be awesome!! Keep doing what you love, and the results will continue to be spectacular.

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  76. Congrats to you Joanne! Your success inspires me to dream big too! ;)

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  77. Such a wonderful accomplishment. And just the first of three? Just amazing. I am so happy for you. Congrats!

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  78. Great news, Joanne! Can't wait until it comes out!

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