blo Teens Read and Write: ALYSSA GOT AN AGENT!!!!! + PARANORMALCY Giveaway

Monday, November 8, 2010


She did it! 

In case you didn't know, Alyssa is a YA writer and has been going through the query wars to land an agent. You know, that minor (*cough cough*) person you need if you want to get your manuscript to editors and publishers. If you're an aspiring writer, you know how difficult this process is. Well her hard work has paid off and now it's official...

Alyssa is agented by the wonderful (we love her because Alyssa no longer whines about getting an agent)

Michelle Wolfson of Wolfson Literary

Michelle is also Kiersten White's agent - you know, 
that NY Times Bestselling Author of 

Some of Alyssa's admirers said...


"Alyssa, Congratulations! And now that you're not so busy querying agents, will you PLEASE go out with me!" 

- Taylor Lautner

"Please be mine! I promise I'm not a douche, I just play one on TV!"

- Ian Somerhalder

"Alyssa, I know I'm older than you, but I will Sparta-Kick Taylor Lautner and Ian Stupid-halder into the Pit of Death to get to you!"  

- Gerard Butler 

For more details about THE CALL you can check out Alyssa's post on her writing blog. And you might want to visit - especially if you're a YA writer - because she's having a contest to win a one-year subscription to YALITCHAT.

In fact because we're so thankful, and it is November, the Thanksgiving Month,

ALYSSA'S WRITE (Alyssa's Writing blog) 
So gear up and get ready to WIN! 

We have three (3) signed copies of 
PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White

1) Alyssa LOVED it! (review up soon)
2) We love NY Times Bestselling author Kiersten - met her at a book signing
3) Alyssa and NY Times Bestselling author Kiersten share the same literary agent - Did we mention Alyssa got an agent? 

We want to - 
Share the Love!
Share the Fun!
Share the Thanks!
With our Fantastic Followers!
So enter to win by filling out the form below
and look for more to come!

For this special Agent Announcement, we don't want to forget our International followers so while the signed copies are for US addresses only (shipping is way expensive on this one) we are going to give away one unsigned copy to anywhere Book Depository ships. So PAY ATTENTION... 

- Followers with US Addresses fill out the form below (Within This Post) -

 - Followers outside the US (countries Book Depository ships to)-
Be A Follower
Fill out the appropriate form
Enter by 12/7/10
PS - Just to clarify, the above comments from Taylor, Ian and Gerard were fabricated by Jake and Gregory Kirk. But please don't tell Alyssa!



Maidenveil said...

Congratulations, Alyssa!!! What an awesome news! And look at those "greetings" from your admirers. :D

Congratulations again, and you guys rock!

-Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

Enbrethiliel said...


Congratulations! =D It's too bad about the quotes being completely made up (*still laughing over the "Stupid-header" one*); wouldn't they be fantastic as blurbs on the book jacket? ;-)

Blodeuedd said...

Congrats Alyssa!!! That's amazing news. I wish you all the best :D

Danny said...

Oh my gooodness, this is amazing!! I believe you are jumping up and down in excitement!

Thanks for the giveaway!


Reading Lassie said...

Ohmaygash! Taylor Lautner! Congrats Alyssa!!! :D

Karen C said...

WooW! Congratulations to Alyssa! :)

Aleksandra said...

Wow, congrats Alyssa :) I'm so happy for you! :)

Lol, the comments are hilarious :)

Alessandra said...

Wow, that's wonderful! Congrats and good luck, Alyssa!

(Would you consider leaving either Taylor or Ian to me? You know, just in case. Lol.)

Fi-chan said...

Congratulations Alyssa! And LOLOLOL at the comments from Taylor Lautner, Ian Somerhalder and Gerard Butler, they're so funny!

Fi-chan said...

Thanks for the giveaway too btw! (and prepare for another, when her book is sold! :D )

Sara said...

COngratulations Alyssa!! And good luck with your writing career! :)

Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations, Alyssa!

Adriana said...

That is so awesome!!! Congratulations. :D

Mundie Moms said...

CONGRATULATIONS Alyssa!!!! That is so awesome!

Sherry said...

That is such super awesome news!! Many congrats Alyssa! :)

Amber Skye said...

That's wonderful news! Congratulations, Alyssa!

Kulsuma said...

Wow!! That is awesome!! I can't wait to read your book!!!:D

debbie said...

Congrats on the new agent. I made a mistake and accidently filled out the international form, sorry about that.

Anonymous said...

Alyssa- Congrats and I wish you tons of sales...:D

BTW- you boys are hilarious...

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

How did you guys miss Ryan Reynolds :o
anwyays, congrats again Alyssa and thanks for the contest! :)

doreen lamoureux said...

Congrats. Thanks for the giveaway AND I've got dibbs on Ian. He doesn't have to ask twice. lol

Tina said...

Congrats Alyssa! Wishing you the best :)

Thanks for the chance to win! I filled out the international form by accident. Please delete my entry so that someone who is international has the chance to win. I'll go fill out the proper form for US entrants. I apologize for my error >.<

Unknown said...

congrats Alyssa!!!!
wish you luck with you new agent.

elaing8 said...

Congratulations Alyssa!
That's amazing news

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Congratulations Alyssa!

I spread the word about your contest in my Crazy Contest Sentence today too. :)

iffath said...

Wow- huge congratulations Alyssa!! :D

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Blahahahaha! The quotes are so funny.

Alyssa! I'm so freaking happy and excited for you! I can't wait to read your book and meet you at an author event. Please sign my copy of your book! I promise I won't make you sign my flabs (flabby abs)!

Good luck Dear! I can't wait to hear more of your exciting news!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Congrats!! How wonderful!

Hmm... I don't write, but if that is the response you get, I wonder if I can get an agent for my art. I mean those are some sexy guys! :)

Can't wait for your book!!!

Anonymous said...

congrats alyssa! Cant wait to read your book!!

Natalie said...

Once again, CONGRATS, Alyssa! I'm so excited for you! :)

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

Congratulations Alyssa! That is wonderful news. Can't wait to hear more about your book. Best wishes!

Ren @ All By Myshelf said...

Congratulations, Alyssa! Can't wait until your book is published. =D

Thanks for the giveaway! ^_^

Tales of Whimsy said...


As for the boys...YUM!, yummy, and YUMMMMM!

Wanna fight over Gerard?

PS FAB commentaries :)

Giada M. said...

Congratulations, Alyssa!

YA Book Queen said...

Yay Alyssa! I can't even imagine how excited you must be! One step closer to seeing your book on shelves :D

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats Alyssa!

Unknown said...

OMG! Congrats, Alyssa!!! You soooo deserve it :) Can't wait to see your book on shelves... You rock!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats! Soooo exciting!

Barnard Baker said...

That is beyond exciting, congrats!!! :D

Lindsay said...

Wow you got an agent! I'd love to see what you're writing Alyssa!, since I'm a HUGE YA fan. I've always wanted to get my hands on Paranormalcy for awhile so awesome contest :D

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Donna (Bites) said...

Awesome! Congratulations! Good luck on the publisher subs!

Alyson Greene said...

Congrats Alyssa!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS ALYSSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Congrats Alyssa!!!!

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

HAPPY DANCE!! congrats Alyssa :D

Alyssa Kirk said...

What the heck?! I have Taylor Lautner, Ian Somerhalder, and Gerard Butler vying for my affection? What rock have I been hiding under? YES to all my admirers! LOL

Thanks guys! Wow. I can't believe all this support! You guys all rock!!
And Jake and Greg? You guys are freakin' hilarious! I seriously can't stop laughing. I love you!

Anonymous said...

Wooh!! That's so amazing =D Congrats Alyssa!

Theresa said...

Much congrats to Alyssa! Wish you luck!

Thanks for the giveaway! And I have to say, I love the fabricated quotes! They made me laugh!

Elise said...

Congrats Alyssa! Thanks for the giveaway as well.

jess said...

Wow congrats! :)

Natalie (Id So Rather Be Reading) said...

WOW! What an exciting day/week/year!! Congratulations, we are knew to your site... don't know how we missed you for so long!!! Grabbed you button too!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Alyssa!! This is awesome news :D

Brodie said...

Congratulations!!!!! That is amazing. Soon enough it's going to be YOUR book plastered all over the blogosphere in reviews, contests and possibly entire blogs dedicated to posting their love and lust for you daily. You've only just been signed and already have the men dropping to their knees for a chance with you... I always knew I wanted to be a writer.

Jessica B said...

Woooah awesome news!!!! Congrats!

Malbebe said...

WOw!!!! CONGRATS Alyssa! I can't wait to see your book in stores.

Wrighty said...

Congrats Alyssa!! That's so AWESOME! I can't wait to read your first book!

Erika said...

Congratulations, Alyssa! That's amazing news!!! Wish you all the best :)

Llehn said...

Congrats Alyssa! You're an inspiration.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Congrats again Alyssa! I can't wait for the day you announce your book sold.

Jessy said...

Congratulations! You must have been ecstatic when you found out. Good luck to you!

andrea b said...

congrats alyssa and thanks for the contest!

Steph said...

YAY... Congrats....I can't wait for your book!!!

tabbylewis said...

Congratulations Alyssa!
Great Giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Lola said...

Congrats Alyssa! That's fantastic news! :)

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

OMGOSH I am so freaking happy for you!!!!!!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Congrats Alyssa! Hope we'll be seeing your book on the shelves soon!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Alyssa! Can't wait to read your book!

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♫♥✿Chas @ LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ said...

Hell Yah!!! CONGRATS Alyssa!!!!!=)

Sarah said...

Congratulations, Alyssa!! :D

Soultified said...

JAMIE: I really want to read this book!

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

Congratulations, Alyssa! =) I do believe that the remark from Gerard Butler is my favorite.

aurora M. said...

great news! Congrats!
I love this book and would love to win it! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! Will be looking for your book......enjoy!

Maya said...

this has landed you a follower hilarious but greatly written even if i don't know the poeple from this blog still congrats on getting an agent more YA equals YA readers happy XD looking foward to reading more please check my blog out if you have time

btw im here from the blog hop

Uniquely Moi Books said...

Fantastic news!!! Congrats!!! And I would LOVE this book! Especially Signed! OMG!

Kiki Hamilton said...

Congratulations Alyssa!!!!! That is SO exciting!!! and *clink* here's to a fast sale too!!!!

and btw, your post totally cracked me up - too funny! *snork*

Pisinat said...

Congratulations! That's such a big great news =D
Thank you for the giveaway!

xlacrimax said...

Heh, great admirers *lol*
Thanks for the contest :)

Unknown said...

Congrats! What wonderful news

danellejohns at gmail dot com

Sarena said...

Wow, congratulations! It'd be a dream of mine to get a literary agent!

Unknown said...

I am a new follower. CONGRATS ALYSSA! love the "men" in your life saying congrats!! So when do we get to see a book with your name on it?

Thanks for the chance to win Paranormalacy. I have read so many great reviews of this book.

Aylee said...

Okay, I'm a new follower so I don't know you very well but I'm really excited for you! From what I understand, it's not the easiest thing to get an agent, so congrats Alyssa! Well done!

*Melissa* said...

Congrats Alyssa, im a new follower as well, your on your way to making your dreams come true!!. looking forward to read your books.

Super excited about this giveaway

Marathon said...

Wow, that's so great for Alyssa!
Exciting, mind-boggling really!
Holy smokes! Congrats Alyssa, if you're reading this! Loved the post too guys! Great stuff!


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