Flash forward. It's 2013 and Robin is a New York Times bestselling author who just signed her first two-book deal with executive editor Jennifer Weis at St. Martin's.
How did this happen? Two words. HARD WORK. I have never seen an author work harder, hustle more, face her fears down, fight the inevitable lows of being an author, and work the highs, the way Robin O'Bryant did. I don't think this gal ever got anything handed to her. I didn't see her really get a lucky break, even. Everything she got, she fought for, and she created an impressive platform and a network of writing peers out there to help her, basically and completely from scratch. She self-published her book, KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE and made it a New York Times bestseller. She runs a popular blog, writes a syndicated column, tweets to her followers, writes prolifically, and parents three beautiful girls. The woman, as I always say, is a rock star. I couldn't be happier for her or prouder of her and I can't wait to see what the rest of her journey will be.
Here's her deal announcement. Please join me in congratulating Robin on twitter at @robinobryant. Also, you can read her hilarious blog, Robin's Chicks. And "like" her on Facebook here.
October 1, 2013 - KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE and ARE YOU THERE GOD, IT'S ME, MOMMY by Robin O'Bryant
Robin O'Bryant's previously self-published NYT bestseller KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE, a look at the day-to-day life of a mother to three, running a household and the everyday monotony of parenting, and the follow up, ARE YOU THERE GOD, IT'S ME, MOMMY, to Jennifer Weis at St. Martin's, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Jenny Bent at The Bent Agency (world).