Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Keep It Real Tuesday

She of the Ermas: Celebrating Stacey Graham!
If you've been around Something She Wrote for long, you've seen me talk about (and have maybe seen my posts at) the humor blog, An Army of Ermas.
Today we Ermas are honoring our creator, editor and all-around bossgirl, Stacey Graham. Because she rocks! Our Army wouldn't be the success it is if it weren't for her loyalty and hard work.
This gal is crazy-busy, multi-talented, and a whole lot of writerly awesome. She's a super mom, writes humor, loves Erma Bombeck (duh) and Austen, and she digs zombies and wee ghosties, who infiltrate many of her projects.
What's more fantastic? This lady has signed multiple book contracts in the last few months, and she is poised for the success she so well deserves. Coming soon: GIRLS' GHOST HUNTING GUIDE (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, May 2012), ZOMBIE TAROT (Quirk, Spring 2012), and BAD AUSTEN (Adams Media, November 2011). Yay!
You can visit her site here, and learn so much more about her wide reach in the written world. Please go say hello! Tell her an Erma sent you.
For a more personal note, and to keep it real, I have to say that I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for Stacey. We connected on MySpace (eons ago!) when I was just getting my true, serious start as a writer, trying to find my way and forge a path. She did the whole taking-under-the-wing thing, and guided me to the writers' forum Absolute Write. From there I grew and learned, began networking, started a foundation, and made some of the strongest bonds ever, with so many writers. All because of Stacey! And I know she's done just as much to help others, because that's the kind of person she is.
Stacey, we love you! Many thanks and best to you always, dear friend. You deserve every happiness.


Melanie Hooyenga said...

This is so wonderful!

weeghosties said...

Awwwww! You've worked hard for every single good thing that has come your way, we'd be lost without you! Thank you for being an Erma!

Anonymous said...

Oh!! This was a very sweet post! *sniff*

Adam said...

She's a machine! One of those cool ones with poseable bits.

Stacey is teh awesomez!


Janet Johnson said...

That's the best kind of friend to have.

And congrats Stacey! Very exciting. So, wow. One contract would be cool, but 3??? Amazing!

Unknown said...

I've seen homages to Stacey around the blogosphere today. Off to check out her site. Thanks, Janna!!

Harley May said...

She really is a beautiful person, inside and out, and deserves the greatest success!

Great post, Janna.

Word Verification phrase: doodepu (fun).

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's really sweet. My mentor is author p.m. terrell and she has helped me so much.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful and touching post! Yeah, Stacey thinks she just has five kids, but she really has about two dozen. ;) She's mentored us all into the big, scary world.

Jennifer Hillier said...

What a great profile! Congratulations to Stacey! I just love watching writers soar... :)

Joy said...

What a lovely post. I haven't been to your humor blog but I will be going there right after I finish this...:)

Stacy sounds like a great person.

Jessica Nelson said...

Wow, congrats to STacey for all those sales! And for your successful Erma blog. :-)

Kara said...

What a wonderful tribute, I'll have to go check her out:)

trump said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa. Richard from Amish Stories.