50 Responses to “Moving on…”

  1. Bree August 18, 2009 at 11:28 AM #

    Congrats on your new move and I wish you all the best! (But I’ll miss you!)

  2. Maili August 18, 2009 at 11:39 AM #

    Congratulations, Angela! You’ve come a long way and will go much further. šŸ˜€ Best of luck to you (and the family).

  3. theo August 18, 2009 at 11:39 AM #

    Congrats on the move. Huge decision and they’re never to be taken lightly, but I have no doubt you’ll succeed with Quartet the same way you did with Samhain. šŸ™‚ Good luck!

  4. Pearl August 18, 2009 at 11:41 AM #

    Again congratulations on the move! It will be a great loss for Samhain but a win for QP. I will definitely be following QP’s ventures which Iook promising. Hell, they snatched you didn’t they? *wink*

    And happy birthday to Josh!

  5. katiebabs August 18, 2009 at 11:44 AM #

    Wishing you all the best. šŸ˜€

  6. Alessia Brio August 18, 2009 at 11:45 AM #

    Congratulations & best of luck! I’m sure you’ll be an incredible asset wherever you call home. Quartet has impressed me already by choosing you.

  7. Shayera August 18, 2009 at 11:50 AM #

    Congratulations on the move.
    Everything I read about Quartet Press impresses me. I wish you guys all the best of luck. Can’t wait to read the first title.

  8. Leslie Dicken August 18, 2009 at 11:53 AM #

    I can only imagine how difficult this was for you. Growth and change is scary. It’s why I’ve been in my same position at my job for almost four years. I’m afraid to move on. You had every reason to stay with a great publisher (yay Samhain) and yet made that leap to start again.

    Again, I say CONGRATS and BEST WISHES. Although I am very happy at Samhain, I am also paying close attention to what Quartet Press has to offer.


  9. HelenK August 18, 2009 at 11:54 AM #

    Congratulations! I hope it’s everything you want and more.

  10. Wendy August 18, 2009 at 11:54 AM #

    Best of luck with the move Angie! It will be a daunting task, to be sure, but also with the opportunity to be an immensely rewarding one.

  11. ArkansasCyndi August 18, 2009 at 11:58 AM #

    Congrats on the gutsy move. It can be easy to stay where you know all the rules and are comfortable with the day-to-day. But starting something new, leaving your fingerprints everywhere is exciting. Good Luck. and Many Years of Success!

  12. joyroett August 18, 2009 at 12:08 PM #

    Wishing you much success at Quartet šŸ™‚

  13. Jen August 18, 2009 at 12:08 PM #

    Congrats and best of luck!

  14. Kellyann Zuzulo August 18, 2009 at 12:09 PM #

    Hearty congratulations on your new position! Your tough decisions definitely benefit digital publishing. Quartet is a smart, savvy new e-publisher and with you on board, they’ve become a publisher to watch even more so.

    btw, do you get to keep your great tagline about “dragging the world to the digital dark side, one reader at a time.” Love that!

  15. Angie August 18, 2009 at 12:11 PM #

    Thanks, everyone, I appreciate your well wishes and your confidence!

    Kellyann, yes, that’s my tagline šŸ˜›

  16. ms bookjunkie August 18, 2009 at 12:11 PM #

    Samhain’s loss is QP’s gain. Congrats on a gutsy move!

  17. azteclady August 18, 2009 at 12:13 PM #

    You have guts, lady.

    May this be everything you hope for, and more, for all of you.

    And happy birthday to Josh!

  18. Kira Daniels August 18, 2009 at 12:13 PM #

    Congrats on your move, Angela!
    I was really surprised but I wish you every success with this new publisher. I know you will make this one terrific just like you did with Samhain.

  19. Kristen Painter August 18, 2009 at 12:15 PM #

    I think it goes without saying that I’m along for the ride. ;o) Congrats on this exciting next step.

  20. Annie August 18, 2009 at 12:25 PM #

    Congrats, Angie!! Very happy for your new opportunity! I know you’ll kick ass there!

  21. Karin Tabke August 18, 2009 at 12:31 PM #

    Good luck, chica!

  22. Kailana August 18, 2009 at 1:01 PM #

    Congrats to you! All the best in your new position!

  23. MarnieColette August 18, 2009 at 1:35 PM #

    Congratulations Angela and good luck on this new venture. For all of us digital readers thank you for giving us quality books to read, we appreciate it and we can’t wait to support this new endeavor.

    Tell Josh – Happy Birthday.

  24. Leah Braemel August 18, 2009 at 1:51 PM #

    As someone who you took a chance on just over a year ago, I’m bummed to see you go when I’ve barely had a chance to get to know you.

    Good luck, Angela. Hopefully I’ll still get a chance to thank you in person at a conference next year.

  25. Isabelle Santiago August 18, 2009 at 1:54 PM #

    This was a bold move and one that I can tell you struggled with. Because of that, I say Bravo to you! I love that you have such a pioneering spirit when it comes to digital publishing and your move helps excite me in regards to Quartet. May your new venture be successful!

  26. Angie August 18, 2009 at 2:11 PM #

    You all are going to make me all sniffly. And that’s not just the cold talking šŸ˜›

  27. Lori August 18, 2009 at 2:44 PM #

    Good luck, Angie! I look forward to seeing what Quartet Press has to offer.

  28. Bev Stephans August 18, 2009 at 4:03 PM #

    Congratulations on your new job!

    (I was going to add more, but it came out sounding trite, banal, etc.)

  29. Lauren August 18, 2009 at 5:45 PM #

    Well, you know I love you and I’ll miss your notes like, “no. this is a mess. fix it” But I know you’ll do fabulously at Quartet and they made a great choice to snap you up.

  30. Ann August 18, 2009 at 5:46 PM #

    Congrats! Sounds like a great opportunity. And Happy Birthday to Josh. šŸ™‚
    P.S. Are you still coming down in September?

  31. Rhian Cahill August 18, 2009 at 6:14 PM #

    Wow! Tough decision. Glad it was you and not me. Good luck.
    Oh, and happy birthday Josh!

  32. Mary Eason August 18, 2009 at 7:24 PM #

    Of course we cheer for you. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity. Congrats, Angelia. I wish you all the best…

    Mary Eason

  33. Kathie August 18, 2009 at 8:18 PM #

    Hey Angela,

    These decisions we make are always so difficult when we have a history to look back upon and know what’s ahead of us. Thankfully there are few things in our lives that afford us that crystal ball type of look. Maybe that’s why when these moments do surface, having that gazing glass there helps solidify our intuition when the time is right and the sun aligns with the earth and all that hoopla.

    Good luck, Angela. I hope we get the opportunity to work together in the future. I’ve always admired your candor, your perseverance, and your diligence. Blessings to you and your family who has stuck with you throughout these trying times.


  34. Heather Massey August 18, 2009 at 8:42 PM #

    Congratulations on your new venture!

  35. Greta August 18, 2009 at 9:21 PM #

    Congrats and good luck on your new job.

  36. Pam P August 18, 2009 at 9:27 PM #

    Congratulations, Angie, and lots of success in this new venture.

  37. Kellie Sharpe August 18, 2009 at 10:01 PM #

    Angela, I started following you on Twitter some time ago, and through you I found the Quartet Press folks. I, along with those of you who have moved in these circles much longer than me, have watched Quartet unfold. You guys have taught me so much about publishing on all levels, and made me feel like a part of your world. So even though I don’t *know* you, I feel like I “know” you, and I am so excited for you and for Quartet. It’s a major change for you, of course, but you have already proven yourself time and time again and you know what your capabilities are. Thank you for your willingness to take this step, and to strengthen this industry further with your knowledge, experience, and abilities. You rock!

  38. Rosie August 19, 2009 at 12:20 AM #

    Let me join the chorus here and add my congratulations. Having met Kassia Krozer last you and now knowing you are a part of the team can only mean good things ahead for Quartet Press.

  39. Lesley August 19, 2009 at 12:22 AM #

    Congratulations and best of luck in your new venture!

  40. RKCharron August 19, 2009 at 5:08 AM #

    Hi šŸ™‚
    Congratulations on your new position at Quartet Press. The fact that you have gone there has raised them in my esteem.
    Wishing you and yours all the best,

  41. Alexis Fleming August 19, 2009 at 5:14 AM #

    Congratulations, Angie. Quartet has gained a gem.

  42. catie james August 19, 2009 at 8:13 AM #

    I was saddened to see you resigned from Samhain as they are one of my favorite digital publishers, but I also know you will be an incredible asset to QuarterPress. Congratulations on your new position Angela!

  43. Angie August 19, 2009 at 8:27 AM #

    I can’t thank all of you enough for the kind words of encouragement and inspiration you’ve left. I’m going to do my best to work up to the faith everyone has shown. I hope I don’t disappoint!

    Ann, yes, I’ll be seeing you next month. Judi and I confirmed yesterday!

  44. Ella August 19, 2009 at 8:30 AM #

    Congrats and good luck!
    Like Leah, I’m bummed I didn’t have more time to get to know you. šŸ™‚
    But I’m sure you and Quartet Press will make this new venture a wonderful success.

  45. Jeanne St. James August 19, 2009 at 12:26 PM #

    Congrats on the move. Good luck to Quartet Press!

  46. Dana Marie Bell August 19, 2009 at 1:07 PM #

    Good luck with Quartet! I’ll miss those “You kinda made the hero TSTL. Can you fix that?” notes and wailing cry of “The adverbs. Oy, the adverbs!”

  47. Joy August 19, 2009 at 11:00 PM #

    Congrats Angie! I’m sure you’ll do great things at QP

  48. drey August 20, 2009 at 3:46 PM #

    Congratulations on the move, Angie. I’m sure QP will do great, and I applaud you for following the path you have faith in.

  49. jaq August 20, 2009 at 10:27 PM #

    Congratulations, Angie & all the best!!

  50. Mary G August 22, 2009 at 2:32 PM #

    Congrats on the move! It takes a lot of courage especially when you have a good gig going. I’ve hear great things about you & I know you’ll help make Quartet a success.

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Angela James

There is nothing worse than writing a bio. And writing one for your blog sidebar? Blech. Maybe you landed here via Google, followed me from Twitter (does that make you a stalker?) or maybe we met at a conference or you clicked a link from a comment I made at a blog you visited. Hopefully whatever I said didn't make you so mad you came looking for a picture to throw darts at (yep, that's me up above, in my favorite cowboy hat) but instead drove you to find out more about the amazingly witty and intelligent person behind the amazingly witty and intelligent comment.

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