Monday, April 20, 2009

Sean Ferrell-Answer Your Pants!

Not too long ago I got a strange phone call on a Sunday evening. I thought it was from one of my fabulous clients Sean Ferrell (caller ID.) But, no, no it wasn't. Then I thought his son, the ever delightful Son of Sean had called. But no, t'was not he either.

As it turned out, Sean's pants like to make calls to Sean's agent.

Fortunately, they also receive calls because I needed to relay some darn good news last week.

Here's what it was:

Publisher's Marketplace 4/20/2009:

FICTION: DEBUT

Sean Ferrell's NUMB, literary action/adventure novel about a man who wanders into a circus, and discovers he feels no pain and has no memory of how he got that way; and is then discovered by fame, fortune, and a New York talent agent, to Gabe Robinson at Harper, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2010, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management (world).

21 comments:

Mags said...

Saw that in Lunch Weekly this morning. Congrats to all of you, and particularly Harper!

Mr. Ferrell's pants must be ringing like crazy. He should YouTube that or something.

s.w. vaughn said...

Congrats, Sean! (And Janet!)

Just keep answering those pants, and you'll be fine. :-)

Eileen said...

Literary fiction? Dear God Woman! Here I thought it was supposed to be all about talentless hacks and their money.

Huge congrats to Sean. This sounds great and I'm looking forward to reading it.

DeadlyAccurate said...

Congratulations, Sean!

Margaret Yang said...

Hooray!

The summary is short yet makes me very hungry to read that book. One heck of a hook!

Gary Corby said...

Wow, congratulations Sean! I'm very pleased for you!

Jenn Johansson said...

Awesome! Congratulations Janet and Sean! :)

P. Bradley Robb said...

Sean's pants are a Docker's advert waiting to be made. Congrats to all involved!

Laura said...

Sounds like a great read.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

One of the few I remembered from my Publisher's Weekly email. Congrats to you, Sean, and his pants. :)

Sean Ferrell said...

I forgot and had my pants on vibrate. Color me embarrassed.

Thank you, Janet.

Sean Ferrell said...

And, thank you to all your commenters for their kind words! I greatly appreciate their congratulations.
-Sean

Leif: A Voyage said...

Dear Janet,

Little Amelia Buttercup is lying on my lap gazing adoringly up at me.

She likes the story about Sean Ferrell's phone, and his blog link too.

Congratulations on NUMB to both of you!

She is confident that when I get the rest of my novel done you and I will be exchanging happy cell phone calls.

I love Amelia Buttercup.

:-)
Katie

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats to you, Sean, and his pants.

kyler said...

Hey Janet, what happened to "the known world" that was mentioned in Lunch Weekly deluxe? I thought it was a real Janetism and started off my morning with a chuckle. A big congrats to you and Sean.

sztownsend81 said...

Congratulations Sean and Janet! I'm looking forward to reading it!

Mystery Robin said...

Congratulations Sean and Janet!
That sounds like a fabulous book. I have a weakness for books involving the circus. ;) It'll definately hit my TBR pile in 2010!

Deb Vlock said...

I'm coming late to the party, but congratulations, Sean (and Janet)!!

Jael said...

Congratulations, Sean and Janet! Sounds like something I'd love. The book, not the Brotherhood of the Communicating Pants, that is.

Jeanie W said...

Congratulations, Sean and Janet!

Susan Adrian said...

YAY Sean and Janet!! Wahoo!