Jenn Reese Writer, Artist, Geek

2013: Looking Forward


I’m still processing everything that happened in 2012: the debut of Above World, the audiobook, the signings and book clubs and events, the reviews and fan art, turning in the third book of the trilogy… plus all the difficult stuff that, frankly, sometimes seems to overwhelm the good. But instead of going into that now, I’d like to look forward to the new year. I’m always so full of hope and optimism on January 1st, and I want to ride this feeling as long as I can.

For the most part, this year is looking a lot like the last one: I’ll still be working my part-time job at Lambda Literary Foundation (for as long as they’ll have me), designing book covers under my guise as Head Tiger of Tiger Bright Studios, and nurturing my writing career. Here are some of the writing milestones I’m excited about:

above-world-bookpage February 12
Above World comes out in paperback.
Above World 2: MIRAGE by Jenn Reese March 12
Mirage (Above World book 2) comes out in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook in the US and Australia/New Zealand.
Walker Books UK April 4
Above World is published in the UK with a new cover! (As soon as I can share this, I will.)

In terms of writing goals, I’m keeping it simple this year:

  • Finish Above World book 3 (revisions, copyedits, proofs)
  • Write a new book
  • Revel in the good stuff
  • Learn how to let the bad stuff go

I’m looking forward to working with my amazing agent Joe Monti and my incredible editor Sarah Ketchersid for another year, and I suspect I’ll be leaning on my friends just as often as I did last year. Of course, many of my friends have new books releasing this year, and I’m eager to watch hordes of other people fall in love with them.

In short, I’m thrilled that my “debut year” is behind me. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get to work creating new stories. Happy New Year, everyone!


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Jenn Reese


  • The thing I’m looking forward to in 2013 is the release of Mirage! SQUEE! I can’t wait! I pre-ordered it just a few days ago. I’m positively squeeful!

  • Having that second book out, for me at least, made me feel much more like a “real” writer. But then, you’ve been a real writer for a long time now, though I understand what you mean by getting that first year out of the way. Huge congrats again – and I’m looking forward to Mirage!

By Jenn Reese
Jenn Reese Writer, Artist, Geek

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