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

68 thoughts on “Book deal! Book deal!!!”

  1. 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!

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  3. 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.


    Susan & Co.

  4. 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!

    1. 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!

  5. 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!!!

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  7. 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,


    1. 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!)

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