Monday, 16 April 2012

The Queen and I - we are published! Soon! LOL!

Bloggie friends!

Remember this lovely bumblebee of a few weeks ago?

Well she inspired a short story from me and I’m so happy to announce that my story “Queen Bee” has been accepted for inclusion in “Writers for Animals” – a book of animal themed stories to raise funds for animal rescue centres!

Charlie says: I stretch under the cold April sun!


And I don’t know if you all remember I asked that you wish me luck when I submitted the story in this post?

Well it worked! Thank you!! You guys and gals totally ROCK!!

Especially adorable Patsy and Madeleine who told me about this opportunity!

Happy Earth Day for the 22nd April! Thank you gorgeous Mother Earth for the inspiration!

See y’all soon!

107 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats! So excited for you.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats! So excited for you.

mshatch said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting! I checked it out too and actually thought I might have something only mine was a little too sad :(

Sorry your sunshine is cold (Charlie must be glad for his fur coat), ours was warm this weekend :)

Brian said...

Big congrats to you!!! We always, always knew you had it!

klahanie said...

Hey Old Kitty!
Yay! Ah I'm delighted your story has been accepted :) Bet it is one honey of a story.
Happy Earth Day. And I'm impressed with your, once again using "y'all", I've no doubt your American friends from the southern States will be impressed, y'all.
And speaking of public transport, on the Vancouver public transport system and speaking of 'bees', they have their own magazine called, "The Buzzer" :) I wonder why I mentioned that?
Take care
x

Julia Hones said...

Congrats! that´s great news!

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! That's a great anthology to have a story in. :)

teganwilson said...

Well done! And it's for a good cause :)

Tegan Wilson

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Kitty!!!! Charlie needs to put together a party for you.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm so happy for you! That's excellent. YaY for the bee and mother nature. : ) Smiles to you and Charlie.

Theresa Milstein said...

By the way, that is one of my favorite picture of Charlie.

Pasha said...

Oh that is very exciting :) Congrats on getting published and helping to rescue animals at the same time :)

Charlie looks absolutely relaxed and gorgeous in stretched position ♥♥♥

Prancer Pie said...

Concatulations! We thinks this is great! xoxo

Clarissa Draper said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you! For all your success. Congrats!

m.q said...

yay...for the published story

Helena said...

Congratulations! You really are turning into one hot, successful writer, and good for you.

I so want to be like Charlie and just stretch out on grass in the sun. Sigh.

joanne fox said...

Well done on your lovely news!

Mr Puddy said...

Concats to your mommy !!!!!
My mom hope your mom works will be available on kindle or iBook ; ) she love to read the book now : )
xoxo

Happy Earth Day to you too, and you know what ? That's my grandma's birthday : )

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats on being published! Sounds like a wonderful story, and how exciting that you'll help raise funds for animal rescue centres! Julie

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Wow. You're on a roll! Congratulations on your stories being selected. :)
We would love to send you some of our hot sun, Charlie!

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations! That is awesome news. Earth Day is very important.

Manzanita said...

Best news I've heard in a long time. Congratulations and I'm joining you in a little publishing celebration dance.That little bee was heaven sent.

Jemi Fraser said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! :)

I can't believe April has gone so quickly we're almost at Earth Day!!

Mark said...

Oooh wow, congratulations on getting published :)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Concats on your story going into that book Jenn - it's a good thing you got the picture of Mr. Bumblebee when you did as we're sure he will be hiding this week with rain and gales forecast!!
We are sending lots of purrs to Charlie.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Susan Fields said...

Congrats - what happy news!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Jennifer,

HUGE congratulations! I'm doing a happy dance for you, just absolutely thrilled. :-)

Well done!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Woo-hoo! That is so awesome! Congrats, sweetie!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Congratulations!

Play off the Page

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks for the update with the story! Very cool. And Charlie's thinking of the Beatles Song "Here Comes The Sun."

Lydia Kang said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I'll be the Bee is happy too. :)

Tracy Jo said...

Yippy! To you and the Queen bee!!! Congratulations...that is awesome and well deserved. Love that picture of Charlie. Have a great day! Hugs.

Debbie said...

Well done. I wish you more success.

Marg said...

Wow a big conga rats to you about your story. That is so exciting. But you deserve it for sure. Glad things are working out for you after all your work.

Justine Dell said...

Congrats! Good vibes are radiating from you ;-)

~JD

stacy said...

CONGRATS!!!

Felted House said...

I'm so pleased for you, well done, and for such a good cause as well. Hope Charlie is proud of you! xx

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Hi! Been a while! Congrats, I am so happy for you! *Hugs*


Elizabeth

A to Z co-host

Biddy Fraser said...

Fantastic!

J.L. Campbell said...

Well done! Have a great day.

Teresa Ashby said...

YAY brilliant news :-) I'm going to be in there too and I can't remember the last time I was this thrilled about something - I'm so happy to be in such good company :-) x

William Kendall said...

Good for you!

Ginger Jasper said...

That is just wonderful news.Congratulations and hey you did fabulous... Up and up now.. Hugs GJ xx

The Golden Eagle said...

Woot! Congratulations on your short story! :)

Happy Earth Day to you, too.

fairyhedgehog said...

Wow! You're getting more and more successes these days! Well done!

Nancy Thompson said...

Congratulations!!! That is truly awesome!

You know, I've come by here often. I see your comments on other blogs. I even told Alex I knew you, which I did. But for some reason, I wasn't following, even though I thought I was. Well, I've fixed that. I'm your newest new follower, and I've come via the A to Z.

Deborah said...

WOW, Congratulations! I am sooo happy for you!
We are having 90 degrees today! It's crazy!!
xxoo
Deborah

ABBY said...

This is such fabulous news!
Congratulations!!!!
Hello handsome Charlie.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Tracy said...

Kitty, that is fantastic! Good for you...keep us posted :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations, Jenn! I'm sure that bumble bee brought you good luck, as well as all your blog fans wishing you good karma, but the most important thing of all was that it was your creative writing talent that you should be proud of! Keep it up!

LynNerdKelley said...

Wow, that's awesome that you have another story being published. Woot! You have so many good things going on. You deserve it. Have a great week, Old Kitty.

Lynda R Young said...

A huge congrats to you!!!
How awesome and wonderful!!!

Brigid said...

That's great news, Old Kitty, congrats:)

Jayne said...

Fab news, Kitty! I love to hear about your writing successes; it makes me very happy! :)

Charmaine Clancy said...

Charlie's so gorgeous. I have a theory that whiter cats are the friendliest :)

Wagging Tales

Pk Hrezo said...

Yay!!! This is such great news!! And I'm glad to hear we are good for something with our good luck wishes. :)
I bow before your publishing greatness! And it looks like Charlie is ready to celebrate... break out the cat nip!

Talli Roland said...

YAAAYYY! Fantastic, Old Kitty - that's fabulous! I hope you and Charlie are celebrating.

Hart Johnson said...

Congrats on your story! And YAY for bees!!! Theu make fore lovely gardens...

Charlie looks so comfy. I want a nap in the sun.

KarenG said...

That is so very cool! I love how you were inspired by a bee.

Jamie Burch said...

So exciting! You are amazing! Glad you are staying inspired and writing all these wonderful stories.

Yay!!!

Rene said...

Super cool!!! That's awesome.

Words A Day said...

Congratulations!
I remember that bee well! Its great she inspired a story, its a wonderful prompt tale;) Well done!

Katie and Glogirly said...

That's wonderful! Congratz!!!
We can't wait to read your story : )
Katie & Glogirly

Cheri said...

Sending BIG congrats to you!!!

Maria McKenzie said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news:)!

cleemckenzie said...

Hurray for you! Hi to Charlie and to more of those sunny days.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Congratulations. FABULOUS!
I expect under that cool exterior that Charlie is all a buzz with excitement, too! :O) x

Cezar and Léia said...

wow awesome news!It's very nice!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

meowmeowmans said...

Old Kitty, that is such wonderful news! Congratulations to you and the Queen Bee. :)

Nicola Slade said...

Well done, Kitty, Bee & Charlie!

Jenn said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats, that is so awesome! And what a great cause too. :)

Reenie said...

Yaaay for Jenn :)

Jay Paoloni said...

Published twice? Wow, we followers really rock ;)
I'm sure Charlie agrees!
Congratulations, and happy Earth Day too!

D.J. Kirkby said...

Congratulations, you publisher writer you! xo

Patsy said...

Congratulations, Kitty! Very pleased for you - and it's always nice to know someone got published as a result of something I blogged about.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations!!!! I especially love that your story will appear in a book that will raise funds for animal rescue! Wonderful!

Ann Best said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! Ten high-fives from me and Jen!! We want to read it. And thanks for always commenting on my Golden Movies posts. YOU are golden!! Yes, Rock Hudson, Doris Day, quite a team in the Fifties. What great memories!!!

Keep writing, keep writing. And here's hugging Charlie. My Jen LOVES cats. She had a wonderful Persian when she was young that she misses. He's one of the memories that has stayed intact in her damaged brain. That's saying it for CATS!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Medeia Sharif said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic news.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - isn't that wonderful .. congratulations - I'm so pleased for you .. Yay .. what a week to celebrate ..

Animal rescue will be so important now ...

Excellent - cheers Hilary

Ciara said...

That is awesome!!! Congratulations!

ladysknight said...

Congrats thats exciting news for both of you

TK and Squashies said...

This is so very very very exciting! Congrats to you, for well deserved recognition. We can't wait to read it.
You look divine, Charlie, purrfect stretch!

suzy doodling said...

Well done Kitty, you rock!! Keep up the good writing....

Purrfect Haven said...

congratulations! that is wonderful news and well deserved. We love visiting, love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Hilary said...

Congrats!!! Alex and I are SOOO Excited for you!

Au and Target said...

How lovely. Congrats!

rumpydog.com said...

Oh Dog! Congratulations!

Katie Isabella said...

I am so proud of you and congratulatuons, my furriend. xoxox

Soggibottom said...

Ah, we love bee's :-)I have just got to read your story. Congratulations to Charlie's mum..

Charlie enjoy your sun. Want some hail stones we could swap you :-)
x x x

Esme said...

This is truly fantastic-we are so excited for you.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congratulations!!! Exciting news. So thrilled for you. You and Charlie should celebrate with some fish! :D :D

Cat Wisdom 101 said...

Excellent news and big congrats! Happy Earth Day.

GRAÇA said...

Venho pedir uma coizinha...
Entrei no sorteio do Tigre meu amigo e se gostares da minha foto vai votar em mim vou fazer a postagem com a fotografia que entrei e por o link do Tigre é só carregares e vais logo lá ter .
Bom fim de semana
Ronons da amiga que não se esquece nunca de ti
Kika♥♥♥

Carol Kilgore said...

I want to be stretching in the sun like Charlie :)

Congratulations on your story acceptance! I'm not sure I could write a story about bees - I'm allergic.

Martha said...

How exciting! Congratulations!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too :)

jaybird said...

Congratulations- what a wonderful way to give back.

GRAÇA said...

Sim é para votares em mim se gostares da minha fotografia a partir de segunda feira
Bom fim de semana
Parabéns
Ronrons da amiga
Kika♥♥♥

Soggibottom said...

I'm with you and Charlie :-) :-) :-) X X X

Oskar said...

Congratulations on such a great job! Give yourself a big pat on the back from us.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations! So very happy and excited for you! You rock, Girl!

Kristen Pelfrey said...

Yay for all that good news, and I just love the pic of Charlie in the sun!

G said...

awesome news...well done!

Shawn said...

We are so excited for you, congratulations!

Charlie, you look very relaxed while sunbathing!

Winston, Chloe and Cecil!

Margo Berendsen said...

Oh dear I must have missed that post, but fortunately everyone else's luck wishing worked for you - do tell, is that a real queen bee???

the writing pad said...

Hi Old Kitty
Away for a while so only just caught this - couldn't bee happier for you - well done :-) Will buzz off now ...

Haddock said...

First time here and congratulations.

Julia Hones said...

I'd like to buy this anthology. Is it in amazon? Can you provide a link?