Above World… Book 3!

I am thrilled to announce that Candlewick has bought book 3 of my new Above World series! I originally pitched the concept as a trilogy, but my initial book deal was for two books. From Publishers Marketplace:

Children’s: Middle grade
Jenn Reese’s ABOVE WORLD #3, the third title in the science fiction adventure series that began with ABOVE WORLD, to Sarah Ketchersid at Candlewick, for publication in Spring 2014, by Joe Monti at Barry Goldblatt Literary (World English).

W00t! Hooray! Yippee! I absolutely love working with my editor and the whole Candlewick team, and couldn’t be happier that I get to do it for another book. Here I am signing the contract (wearing a Bruce Lee t-shirt):

From Above World

Thanks to Joe, Sarah, Candlewick, and all my friends who’ve crossed their fingers for me. I grew up reading trilogies and series, and my inner child is basically running around yelling “I get to write a trilogy!” over and over again. I’m going to let her keep going as long as she wants.


Martha Wells 6 years ago .

Congrats! That’s great!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks so much, Martha!

Karen 6 years ago .

Oh my gosh — I didn’t even realise you were only contracted for two books! It felt so much like there were going to be three, and that is how things ought to go, and I’m glad that Candlewick figured that out too :)

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Yes, I would have felt horribly guilty if it ended with book 2, with the Big Bad still at large. Hooray for final boss fights!

Greg van Eekhout 6 years ago .

Above World is TOTALLY meant to be a trilogy, and it’s so happy-making that your publisher sees it that way. Congratulations!!!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks, Greg! We will writing our trilogies at the same time! Suh-weeeeeet.

Eugene 6 years ago .

I also assumed it was already a trilogy, so when I saw the news I was surprised, and then absurdly pleased. Can’t wait to read on!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks, Eugene. So glad to be taking this journey with you in parallel!

Deb 6 years ago .

YAY, Jenn!!! More Above World! YAY for trilogies.

SO happy that there will be more.

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks so much, Deb — and thanks for all your help with the books. You are awesome!

Tiffany Schmidt 6 years ago .

Such fabulous news! I’m so glad that we get MORE Above World awesomeness!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks, Tiffany! We were both very wise in our choice of agents. :-D

Stephanie Burgis 6 years ago .

YayayayayayyayayayayayayayayayAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! :)

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thank you, Stephanie!!! EEEEEEEE!!!

Rachel Heslin 6 years ago .

Very cool!

As a side note, I don’t think I’ve visited your actual website in a while. I really like it — esp the dragon up top!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    So glad you like the new website design, Rachel! The dragon was a Photoshop brush I found online (attribution in the footer). I like its fierceness.

Rae Carson 6 years ago .

Wooohoooooooooo!!!!! *\o/*

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks, Rae! Yippeeeeeee!

Kristen Kittscher 6 years ago .

Big, big congratulations!!!!!!!

(Also: that just might be the cutest picture I have ever seen that was not of an adorable furry creature)

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Ha! Thank you for saying the picture was cute. And thanks for the congrats. Soooo happy!

Christine Ashworth 6 years ago .

Totally and absolutely thrilled for you! And not surprised AT ALL, lol! Hugs honey!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks, sweetie! :-D

Dayle 6 years ago .

Awesomesauce! Congrats! *\o/*

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks so much, Dayle!

Mike Jung 6 years ago .


    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks, Mike!

Vera Nazarian 6 years ago .

YES!!!!!! What great wonderful news, Jenn! I am so PSYCHED for you!!! :-)))))

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks, Vera!!! HUGS!

Jenny Gamboa 6 years ago .

CONGRATS! I just got your email….and I’m pretty much doing flips about that! ;) Seriously, I really think everyone is going to think I am just so very cool because JENN REESE emailed ME. ha ha….’cause I’m pretty sure you’re going to be (insanely) famous one day, very soon. ;)

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Oh, how I hope you’re right! Although I’ll settle for regular ol’ famous. :-D

W.H. Beck 6 years ago .

Congrats! Looking forward to it!

Lissa price 6 years ago .

I am soooo happy for you!!! They are obviously thrilled with your numbers for book one. Way to go. You look so joyful.

Elizabeth Briggs 6 years ago .

Yay! I’m so happy you are able to write a 3rd book in the series. Also, love the shirt.

Sally Felt 6 years ago .

Go, Jenn’s inner child!! Skip! Sing! Shout to the wind and stars. Wheeee!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thank you!! I still kind of can’t believe it. A trilogy!!! But soon my inner child will have to make some room for the woman who actually sits down and writes the words…

cate 6 years ago .

Hi! I absolutely love above world!!i just need to know if there’s a second book and if so what’s it called. I HAVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE FOR IT BUT DONT STILL DONT KNOW!!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Hi Cate!

    I’m so glad you enjoyed ABOVE WORLD! There is a second book currently in production. It will be called either MIRAGE or ABOVE WORLD: MIRAGE. Candlewick is just starting to work on the cover. I’m guessing it will be out in February or March of 2013.

    There will be a third and final book out a year after that, but I haven’t even started writing it yet. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

Virginia 5 years ago .

My kids are going to FREAK OUT when I tell them! Hahahahaha! Book 3!

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