Book deal! Book deal!!!

I’m thrilled (and astounded, and most definitely flabbergasted) to announce that Above World and the next book in the series have sold to the wonderful Sarah Ketchersid at Candlewick!!!

Yes, you read that correctly: Candlewick!!!

Of course, this is all Joe‘s doing, and if we were playing D&D right now, I would totally let him have all the cool magic items we found, because he definitely deserves them.

I am dazed, but ridiculously happy. My SQUEE is epic. :-D


Comments

Chris East 7 years ago .

Wooooooooooooot!!!!!!!!!

Mandy 7 years ago .

Fantastic! Big time congratulations!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thank you!!!

ERIK R 7 years ago .

Friggin' AWESOME!! Can I bathe in your Success Aura, please? :)

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    You may begin bathing… now. ;-D

Mike Jasper 7 years ago .

Hell yeah! Way to stick with this book, cuz you BELIEVED. CONGRATS!!!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thanks, Mike!! It's been a long road, yes?

Rae Carson 7 years ago .

OMG OMG this is the BEST DAY EVER!!!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    BEST DAY EVER!!!

Sue London 7 years ago .

CONGRATS! We will all send him magic items.

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    LOL! The more magic items, the better!

Gwenda 7 years ago .

Major league: YAY!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thanks, Gwenda!!!

Jessie 7 years ago .

YES YES YES YES YES!!! And also I KNEW IT!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    LOL!!! You're adorable.

Jon Hansen 7 years ago .

Awesomeness! Very cool, Jenn!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thanks so much, Jon!

Erin 7 years ago .

Yay yay yay yayayayay! Congratulations!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Yayayayayay!!!

Tim Pratt 7 years ago .

Yay oh glorious yay! I'm so happy about this. You deserve it.

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Aw, thanks, Tim!

Shelley 7 years ago .

I'm having a drink tonight in your honor! Congrats!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    I'll have a drink in your honor, and we'll be drinking together!

Laurie B. Crompton 7 years ago .

Squeeee!!!! Congrats!! And have fun celebrating!!!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thanks, Laurie! I'm going to celebrate for as long as possible!

Rick 7 years ago .

You rock! Congrats, can't wait to read it! :)

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thanks, Rick!

Bill A. 7 years ago .

Huge congratulations!!!! I always knew you'd get one! I'm so happy for you

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thanks, Bill — I didn't always know, but I'm glad you did!!!

Jamie 7 years ago .

OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! I'm sooooooo freakin' excited for you!!!! Let me know if there is *anything* you want me to do to help promote the books!!! CT is yours!!! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! You deserve it! I can't wait to read them!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    LOL!!! Jamie, you have the best responses! Thank you!!!

Tom Schmidt 7 years ago .

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Congrats!!!

kellion 7 years ago .

So happy for you, Jenn! It was inevitable even if it didn't feel inevitable! This must feel so great.

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Sometimes at the end of waiting, there's something worth all wait. :-D

Joanne 7 years ago .

This is wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thank you so much, Joanne!!!

Bruce Cordell 7 years ago .

Good job and congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading it!

    Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

    Thanks, Bruce!

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  • Steven Klotz 7 years ago .

    You are awesome! Now even more people will learn this truth.

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Aw, LOL. Thank you, Steven. :-D

    Christina Farley 7 years ago .

    Wow! I'm so thrilled for you! Congrats

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Thank you, Christina!

    Susan Franzblau 7 years ago .

    OMG is an understatement. To sell anything is amazing. I was thinking about you last night as I put your two books away in my bookshelf. I can't to have more.

    Love,

    Susan & Co.

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Thanks, Susan. We have to get together soon!!

    Danielle Gold 7 years ago .

    Congrats, Jenn!

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Thanks, D!!!

    ello 7 years ago .

    Jenn, You so totally deserve this because you are a fantastic amazing writer and you know I love your writing! I am so happy that you would think this was my own good news! I guess when you're in the trenches with your friends, their successes become that much more meaningful. And this is just tremendous and so very well deserved. but of course ever since actually reading your work, I had no doubt that this would happen. You know what I think of you! Congratulations! I'm so proud of you!

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Ello!!! You made me cry with all that nice stuff you said. Darn it, woman. *sniff* Thank you for all of that. When you get your good news, I will be there with the brownies, shouting at the top of my lungs. Until then, I hope you had a good birthday — this is going to be a fantastic year for you!

    Lisa Moore 7 years ago .

    Jenn! Jenn! Jenn! WWWWOOOOOOTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Karen Mahoney 7 years ago .

    Eeeeeee!!!

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! Congrats, Jen! :)

      Karen Mahoney 7 years ago .

      Also, I meant to spell your name right, I swear it… O.o

      Sorry. JenN. ;)

        Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

        Thank you!!! And no worries on the name — I used to spell it one "n" anyway.

    Uplinktruck 7 years ago .

    Congrats on the book deal! You are living the dream.

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Thank you! I am definitely appreciating the dream right now!

    Dia 7 years ago .

    Just saw your post on the Blueboards. Candlewick is an awesome house, Jenn. Congrats!

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Thanks, Dia!

    Diane 7 years ago .

    Claudia just sent me your fantastic news. WOW – way to go girl! Congrats big time.

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Thanks, Diane!!! It's so good to hear from you!

    Christine Ashworth 7 years ago .

    So, this is what I get for not reading your blog yesterday! Instead, I found out here…Publisher's Lunch!!!

    Children's: Middle grade

    Jenn Reese's ABOVE WORLD, set in a future of bioengineered mythological creatures, including mermaids, harpies, and centaurs, in which two young Kampii ("Don't call us mermaids") must fight to save their world, to Sarah Ketchersid at Candlewick, in a two-book deal, by Joe Monti at Barry Goldblatt Literary (NA).

    Congrats again!!!

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Yay! Thanks, Christine, and thanks for posting the PM listing. SQUEE!!!

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  • Lisa Silverthorne 7 years ago .

    Wow, AWESOME NEWS!!! Major congrats, chick!! So happy for you!

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Thank you so much, Lisa!!!

    Mrs. Meldibone 7 years ago .

    I am so happy for you. You deserve the very best. I have enjoyed learning the ancient arts with you at the studio and am appreciative of any warrior women that I can find. Rogue or otherwise. My girl crush is +1. Can't wait to stand in line at Borders for your signature. Much admoration,

    Beth

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Coming from a warrior woman I admire, that means a lot, Beth! Thank you so much!!! (And excellent use of a D&D reference too, — my girl crush just might be +2 after that!)

    Dayle 7 years ago .

    Wahoooooo! MAJOR congratulations!

    *o/*

      Jenn Reese 7 years ago .

      Thanks, Dayle!!! :-D

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