Monthly Archives: July 2014

#RWA14 Highlights!

RWA annual conference recap in three words: Books! Fun! Exhaustion…

Here are my highlights:

I roomed with some fabulous ladies!

 

I met my agent Suzie Townsend (but forget to get a picture with her!) and my critique partner (who I have worked with for 3 years) in person for the first time!
My CP, Camden, also has fabulous taste in shoes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We went to some great classes (which led to some unusual text conversations)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got books signed by some of my favorite New Adult authors!

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We went to lots of fun parties (with cowboys!) And I met lots of awesome writers, but didn’t get nearly enough pictures!

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And we finished it all with the RITA awards!
(And got to take this fabulous pic with Simone Elkeles and her hot date)

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Then we headed home with more books than I have room for!     IMG_4649

And that about sums it up! Now back to writing…and that ever-growing TBR pile

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Announcement! (AKA The Book Deal Post!)

As you might have seen thanks to this amazing cover reveal on USA Today, I have a new book deal! And now that deal has an official PM announcement that I must share!! So without further ado, the official announcement:

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And in case you can’t read those tiny letters 🙂 it says: Renita Pizzitola’s debut JUST A LITTLE CRUSH, featuring a college freshman who thought she could leave her mom, high school, and bad decisions behind her, but her past  in the form of a gorgeous tattooed bad boy who still hasn’t quite grown into his ego  isn’t going to make that easy for her, to Junessa Viloria at Random House Flirt, in a three-book deal, by Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media (NA). Ahh! So much excitement!!

A few months ago, while (super-agent) Suzie and I were on the phone discussing things, she said something about how she was excited everyone would get to meet Brinley and Ryder soon. After we hung up, it kind of hit me. You guys are going to meet Brinley and Ryder!!!!

Once that amazing news sunk in (well actually I’m not sure it ever really will, but for the sake of moving this post forward, and to avoid posting every excited gif I can find, let’s say it has) I celebrated by getting another tattoo 😀

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(Big thanks to Tita over at Little Pricks!)

I’d been wanting to get this tattoo for a while and came very close to getting it back in December (for my birthday), but decided it would have more significance if I waited. Thankfully, I didn’t have to wait too long, but I’m really happy I did 🙂 And the finished product:

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(I super love my little stack of books! But if you’re wondering about my thoughts on foot tattoos, a friend sent this to me and it sums them up nicely 😉 ) On a final note, I’d like to say thanks to Suzie for loving this story and these characters as much as I do, and to Junessa at Random House for her enthusiasm in this project. They have both been amazing to work with and there is truly no better feeling than having people whose opinions you value so much rallying behind something you wrote. <3 Okay guys, one more then I swear I’m done 🙂

You can add JUST A LITTLE CRUSH to your Goodreads! And it’s also available for Pre-order! Amazon – Barnes and Noble – Books-A-Million – iBooks – Kobo – Random House