No blog post today!

Today is Labor Day. Plus, yesterday was my birthday and I’m getting really, really old. Don’t you think I deserve a day off? Yep, I do too.

See you tomorrow!
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Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Books & Such Literary Agency. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!

50 Comments

  1. Burton Haynes on March 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    I just want to say I am new to blogging and definitely savored you’re web page. Probably Iā€™m likely to bookmark your blog . You actually come with really good writings. Bless you for sharing your web site.



  2. Martha Ramirez on September 8, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    >HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RACHELLE!

    Hope you had a great one!



  3. Kim Kasch on September 8, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    >Happy B-day!!! We celebrated my son's 25th and my daughter's 21st on 9/7 – they share the same birthday.

    I posted on my blog about my Cake Wreck šŸ™

    Hope your cake was prettier.



  4. Roxane B. Salonen on September 7, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    >Rachelle, I just turned 41 on Wednesday, so we share our birthday weeks. Hope it was the best one yet! Were you born on Labor Day, by chance? I was (1968). šŸ™‚ Blessings in the coming year.



  5. Lisa on September 7, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    >Happy belated birthday, Rachelle!



  6. Wendy Lawton on September 7, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    >Have the happiest birthday, friend. Sitting by the pool with little girls and good friends sounds perfect to me.



  7. Anne L.B. on September 7, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    >(psst, Rachelle, if you want anyone to believe you're really old you're going to have to come up with some worse photos of yourself)

    Happy Birthday again!



  8. Sharon A. Lavy on September 7, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    >Happy Birthday Yesterday!



  9. Andrew on September 7, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    >Looking over the comments – I hope that you will realize, Rachelle, how many lives you have touched and enriched.

    May God continue to bless you, as He has blessed us with your presence and your example of combined professionalism and compassion.



  10. A.L. Sonnichsen on September 7, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    >Happy belated Birthday, Rachelle. Hope you have a great vacation today.



  11. FictionGroupie on September 7, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    >Happy Birthday! Enjoy the day off.



  12. H. Scott Hunt on September 7, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    >The prophetic "they" say growing old is only in your mind. That would explain my dementia.

    Happy Birthday, Rachelle! Here's a wish for many more.



  13. Jessica on September 7, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    >Happy Birthday! šŸ™‚
    Please don't say you're old. I'm 26 and I was hoping that when I hit 30 I won't feel old anymore, that I'll be used to not being a teenager. LOL

    I hope you had a wonderful day. šŸ™‚



  14. Krista Phillips on September 7, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    >Happy belated birthday!



  15. Andrew on September 7, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    >Happy Birthday from me, and from Sylvia the Pit Bull (whose picture graces my posts).



  16. Natalie Murphy on September 7, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    >Happy Birthday =]



  17. CKHB on September 7, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    >Happy birthday!



  18. T. Anne on September 7, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    >Happy, happy belated Birthday!!!!! Mine is around the corner and trust me I know how you feel…



  19. Julie Gillies on September 7, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    >Happy Birthday, Rachelle. And you're not old. You're not anywhere near old. I should know, since I'm pretty darn close. šŸ˜‰



  20. Jeanie W on September 7, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    >Happy birthday, Rachelle!

    And thanks for the blogpost explaining that there will be no blogpost today. šŸ™‚



  21. Eric von Mizener on September 7, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    >If you're old, Rachelle, I'm old plus three. Therefore, you're nowhere near old.

    God grant you many years! And have a happy happy.



  22. Matilda McCloud on September 7, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    >Happy Birthday! You're really really young compared to me!



  23. Weronika Janczuk on September 7, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    >Happy belated birthday! šŸ™‚ Hope it was wonderful.



  24. Carrie Turansky on September 7, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    >Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy celebrating your birthday! If you are old, then I am ancient! May this be your best year yet!
    Blessing,
    Carrie
    http://www.carrieturansky.com



  25. Jeannie Campbell, LMFT on September 7, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    >happy birthday! enjoy your day!

    jeannieWhere Romance Meets Therapy



  26. Jessica Lawlor on September 7, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    >Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing day!



  27. Janie B on September 7, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    >Happy Birthday!! Hope it was great.



  28. Eric J. Krause on September 7, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    >Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day, and I hope you have a nice relaxing day off today!



  29. Anonymous on September 7, 2009 at 9:38 AM

    >Yes indeed you do, as well as a 'Happy belated Birthday too… you!' And as the saying goes — you are only as old as your heart. Young at heart, young always. Have a great day!



  30. Kristen Torres-Toro on September 7, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    >Happy birthday and happy labor day! What a great weekend–the entire country is taking the day off just to celebrate you!



  31. Novice Writer Anonymous on September 7, 2009 at 9:12 AM

    >Happy Belated Birthday!

    And hope you had a good one and a good holiday with a nice 3-day weekend to celebrate!



  32. Scott on September 7, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    >Happy Birthday!



  33. Pam Halter on September 7, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    >Happy Belated Birthday ~ I never got on Facebook yesterday, so I missed it there. Hope you had a delightful day!



  34. Gary Corby on September 7, 2009 at 8:39 AM

    >Happy Birthday!



  35. Christine M on September 7, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    >Happy Birthday and enjoy your day off!



  36. Cheryl Barker on September 7, 2009 at 8:12 AM

    >Hope you had a great birthday yesterday, Rachelle. Since today is a holiday, I think you should just extend your birthday celebrating another day šŸ™‚ Have fun!



  37. Rachel on September 7, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    >Happy Birthday to everybody's favorite blogger. I hope it is the best year ever for you.



  38. JC on September 7, 2009 at 8:07 AM

    >Hope you are enjoying your day off.
    I'd sing but it really would be best if I just say ~
    Happy Birthday!



  39. Jill on September 7, 2009 at 8:03 AM

    >Happy birthday! Hope your celebration was part of a great Labor Day weekend!



  40. Lynnda - Passionate for the Glory of God on September 7, 2009 at 7:55 AM

    >Good morning, Rachelle.

    Happy birthday! May God multiply the many blessings you have given us and pour them out on you.

    Lynnda



  41. Kelly Combs on September 7, 2009 at 7:54 AM

    >How old is really old? (Just wanted to gauge how old I am in relation).

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it was terrific…stay away from the geritol & ben-gay. You're still young.



  42. Cassandra Frear on September 7, 2009 at 7:54 AM

    >Wishing you joy.



  43. Katie Ganshert on September 7, 2009 at 7:04 AM

    >Happy birthday (a day late). Have a fabulously relaxing Labor Day!



  44. Jody Hedlund on September 7, 2009 at 6:42 AM

    >Hope your party was fun!! Have a relaxing Labor Day!



  45. Susan Helene Gottfried on September 7, 2009 at 6:38 AM

    >Happy belated birthday, Rachelle. Enjoy the holiday today, too; it's well-deserved.



  46. Marla Taviano on September 7, 2009 at 6:09 AM

    >Happy Birthday, Rachelle!!



  47. Liz on September 7, 2009 at 4:35 AM

    >Congrats on your birthday and hope you get a good chance to rest!



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  49. Bailish on September 7, 2009 at 1:34 AM

    >Happy belated birthday, and Happy Labor Day!

    Others would treat those as two separate days off, so enjoy!

    For me, your tips on writing exercise the dead meat I've had locked away for years, underutilized. As a result, I'm younger than when I first started following your blog. Thanks for the elixir!



  50. Swapna Raghu Sanand on September 7, 2009 at 1:05 AM

    >Great to hear its your B'day. Of course, you are not getting old. You are younger than all of us because your ideas and creativity keep you evergreen and young.

    Many, many happy returns of the day. Enjoy your birthday and have a great blast.



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