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Big Giant BtO Newsflash:Barbara Sissel's 2-Book Deal!

It's been so hard for me to contain myself, but it's finally official. BtO's own Barbara Taylor Sissel has scored big.

Check out the Publisher's Marketplace announcement:

Barbara Taylor Sissel's EVIDENCE OF LIFE, about a woman caught in a web of lies after her husband and daughter go missing during a camping trip to the Texas Hill Country, challenging everything she believes about her family and her life, to Erika Imranyi at Mira, in a two-book deal, at auction, by Barbara Poelle at Irene Goodman Agency (World English).

I've always know my long-time critique partner and very good friend was prodigiously talent, but now, she's officially a force to be reckoned with!

Congratulations, Barbara! We're celebrating with you!

Comments

Barbara Sissel said…
Thank you, Colleen! I wouldn't have ever come
to this wonderful place without your faith and support all these years!
Barbara Sissel said…
Thank you, Colleen! I wouldn't have ever come
to this wonderful place without your faith and support all these years!
I'm just so proud of your talent, smarts, and perseverance, I could pop!
Congratulations, Barbara!!!!!!! This is huge!!!!!!!!!!!

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