7.02.2006

Wait...this advice actually works?? yikes

Miss Snark,

A pail of gin is heading your way via Fed-Ex's expedited Overnight Booze Service in concert with the Juniper Berry Growers and Distillation Cartel.

A Snark-O-Meter graduate has been shortlisted for the 2006 British Crimewriters Association Debut Dagger Award.

#57 thanks you, my mother (locked in her cell) thanks you, my father (busy sketching pastel clown portraits at the mega-mall) thanks you, and I thank you.

Your advice and the reaction of the Snarklings helped me put the synopsis in shape. The novel is "finished" and heading out soon on it's adventure in the primordial publishing jungle.

Seriously, I am grateful for the time you gave to the effort, the expertise you brought to the piece, the experience, the honesty and the snark.

Best-

Otis Twelve



What's more, by dog, he won!

Hot diggety dawg, what a great piece of news!
Congrats indeed!!

29 comments:

magz said...

Yes Dear Snarkled One, it does. Be proud, and to Otis, many sincere congratulations! You've been Clued!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is great! Congrats to Otis Twelve!!!!!

dink said...

Whoo hoo! Way to go, D.V.

Best of luck with the publishing end.
I so *have* to read this book. I'm totally fascinated by Poe's death.

Congratulations!

dink said...

Whoo hoo! Way to go, D.V.

Best of luck with the publishing end.

I so *have* to read this book. I'm totally fascinated by Poe's death.

Congratulations!

Bernita said...

I remember that one!
This is wonderful!

Cheryl Mills said...

Awesome!
Congratulations!

December Quinn said...

That's awesome! Congrats, Otis Twelve!

Corn Dog said...

A hearty congratulations, Mr. Wesselmann! Snark On!

Sonarbabe said...

WTG! That was one of the few entries on the crap-o-meter I really liked too! Congrats!

kitty said...

Congratulations, DV!!

Bill Peschel said...

That's fabulous. Let us know when the book's slated to appear, mmmKay?

We'd all want a free copy!

Kid, I kid! Seriously, spread the word!

Chumplet said...

That's fabulous news! See? There's always hope. Note to self and everyone else out there: Don't Give Up.

M.E Ellis said...

Yay Otis!

:o)

Ralph said...

Late to the party as usual, but I must pile on, simply because this is so dang cool. Events like this are not accidents, they are the result of talent and hard work. Dang and double-dang and don't stop now.

M. G. Tarquini said...

OTIS! OTIS! OTIS! OTIS!

Sherry Decker said...

CONGRATS OTIS !!! We here in Snarkland salute you.

Inkwolf said...

Wow! CONGRATULATIONS! :D

Tori Scott said...

Good Job, OT!!

The Rejected Writer said...

Excellent! Fabulous! Marvelous!

Good on 'ya!

Katrina Stonoff said...

Oh, TOO exciting!

I remember that one. It sounded like a fabulous idea.

WTG, Otis!

Bay said...

Yes, that was a wonderful entry, and Otis, congratulations!!! What wonderful news! I can't wait to read this whole book, too!

overdog said...

Oh, this is wonderful. I went back and read the post from the Snark-O-Meter and loved it. I have to know, Mr. Twelve: did you utilize Miss Snark's advice? Of course you did, you must have. So congratulations to you both! To Otis Twelve for writing something wonderful, and to Miss Snark for providing a great service--with your trademarked snark, of course.

Gina Black said...

Congrats Otis!! That's wonderful news and inspiring for us all.

Gina
(a.k.a. #44)

jude calvert-toulmin said...

Congratulations Otis and nice one Miss Snark! :)

The Imp Of The Peverse is my all time favourite Edgar Allen Poe story (even to the extent that it gets name checked in the first page of my MS, LOL!)

Brilliant news :)

Bella Stander said...

There must be something in the air. See Poe Still Haunts us Evermore in USA Today: "Matthew Pearl's The Poe Shadow, set in 1849, is haunted by Poe's mysterious death after being found insensible in a Baltimore gutter."

McKoala said...

Mckoala takes a break from vacation to say how fantastic, well done Otis! Keep on snarking.

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Otis!

Mags (not magz) said...

Congrats Otis! It sounds like a terrific book.

Mama Rose said...

Congratulations, D.V. Nice work! :)

Linda