27 September 2012

THE BIGGEST ANNOUNCEMENT OF ALL THE ANNOUNCEMENTS EVER

GAME. SET. MATCH. 
IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED!!!!!

I was thinking about starting this post of all poetically, leading with an analogy of some kind, but then the excitement totally overwhelmed me because GAME. SET. MATCH. IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED!!!!

Okay, I think I've finally got that out of my system. 

On to the second half of the really big announcement: It's a THREE BOOK DEAL. Yes, you read that right. Three books. That's just over 200,000 words of GSM goodness that you will be able to download to your Kindle, Nook, Android device or really any computer or mobile device if you download a free Kindle app. That's right, the deal is for digital rights. I'm signing with a publisher called Coliloquy. They are doing some super-cool techy things with storytelling (that you can read about here) and if you couldn't already tell, I'm beyond excited to be working with them!

So the major players here:

My amazing Super Agent, Michelle Wolfson (right). She kept me sane through this entire process. I'm so blessed to have Michelle in my corner - and not just on days like today when I have super exciting news to share! I know I'm a writer and I should be able to come up with words to describe just how amazing my agent is, but I really can't. Just trust me, she rocks. She beyond rocks. She rocks my multi-colored toe socks. There, does that help you all understand? 

Lisa Rutherford (left) over at Coliloquy. Have you ever met a person and you're instantly struck with the idea that this is a person you just NEED to work with because they are beyond brilliant? That's Lisa. Her enthusiasm for what she does and for the little world I created in GSM blows me away. Plus, she has a real life Alex at home that she calls "husband." Seriously, folks, she wins at life.




Georgia McBride and the entire crew at YALitChat. It was through their Submissions Mailbox group that my manuscript caught the attention of both Michelle and Lisa, so obviously I will forever be in their debt.


My amazing critique partners: Jess, Kaelyn, Trish, Rachel and Megan. You guys were my ROCKS through this process. GSM would not be what it is today - or what it will be - without each of you. Thank you so much!

And last, but certainly not least, YOU. Yes, you reading this. I can't tell you how much the support of you all has meant to me. Most of you popped up on this blog long before there was even a completed manuscript. You all are amazing and I hope you stick with me because the journey doesn't end here! It's just the beginning!







So just to whet your appetite a bit, here's a short teaser trailer I put together for you all because GAME. SET. MATCH. IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED! (Yeah, that's never going to get old...)





*Credit for the lovely photo of Michelle goes to Erin Summerill

35 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATION!!! That rocks. :D

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  2. Hugest of the huge congratulations, Jennifer!! Can't wait for everyone else to get to read GSM, and for ME to get to read the next two!! Craziness about the three-book deal! I had no idea! Now I'm three times as excited! Congrats!!!

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  3. YAAAAAAAAAY! I can't wait to read GSM!

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  4. OMG I knew this was going to be the news and still OMG :D:D:D yay now I can finally read the whole story.. congrats!! you deserve it so much!!

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  5. Huge congrats! And the trailer looks amazing! Did you do that or your publisher?

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    1. Thanks, A! I did the trailer. It's one of my, "I don't feel like writing, but I should do something productive" creations.

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  6. I don't know how many times I can say it, but we'll go for at least one more: CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so proud of you and I can't wait to see GSM on my Kindle!

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    1. Thanks so much! GSM would NOT be what it is without you. *hugs tight*

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  7. And PS- the trailer looks amazing!! Good work :)

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  8. Yes, yes, yes! Congratulations!!! This inspires me to bite the bullet and get back to writing. NOW.

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    1. Ha! The spam folder gobbled up your comment! Must be the Russian name. ;-) Thank you so much!

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  9. Congrats, my dear! Michelle Wolfson is a one-woman publishing phenom. So glad to hear your great news. ;-)))

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    1. Thanks and right? Michelle is just beyond amazing.

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    1. Thank you! Now I just have to decide what color to dye my hair...during the first break from schoool...showing up with my hair dyed is a big no-no for an untenured teacher.

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  11. Congratulations I can not wait for the story

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  12. Woo hoo!!!! Yes, you have the BEST agent and I love that picture of her! Stealing it! Great news and I'm so excited for you!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim and it totally is a fabulous picture of her!

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  13. Congratulations! It feels like only yesterday I got a message on ff.net to come have a look, it is amazing how quickly you did it! I hope it will be available in the Australian kindle shop ;) I cant wait to read it. I am unbelievably excited to buy it, I feel like I have a snap shot of the characters, now I can wait to put it all together and truly get to know them. That trailer is great, it has hooked me even more! Congrats again, cant wait to see it!!
    -Claire/suma.snow

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    1. Thanks so much Claire! It will definitely be available in Amazon's Kindle Shop! You don't have to wait too much longer. We're looking at a release date in the Spring!

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  14. Woo hoo! I am so excited for you- and I totally don't deserve the shout out- you provide me with the source of all my happiness in the world. Seriously, reading your works (among many others *cough Kaelyn*) is what gets me through my days. So happy for you hon.. SO SO SO happy. :)

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    1. Thanks Rach! And you totally deserve that shout-out! Your words of encouragement, support and ego-boosting awesomeness helped me write GSM!

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  15. Yaayyyy!! I'm so, so excited for you! And for me! I can't wait to read it! Actually, all THREE! This is really just so great. Congratulations :D

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm so psyched. I can't wait for everyone to read it and the eventual sequels!

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  16. AHHHHHHH!!! CONGRATS JEN! :D
    I remember when I first got that notif from you that you were working on your own novel. I was sad that you weren't going to be enlightening and entertaining us with your amazing MIOBI fics, but as soon as I saw this website I was SO. FREAKING. EXCITED. And I don't play tennis by any means. I love how you involved all of us in the decision making process (sort of) with the characters looks and everything! :D
    AHH THIS IS SO COOL! I can't wait to read it! So it's going to be an online version, right?
    Oh and funny story, my friend (who's 15 like me hehe) just published her own book too! :D
    You guys are so inspirational~ Now if only I had the time to attempt to do anything near this....

    xoxo

    CONGRATS AGAIN! :D

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    1. Thanks love! I'm so excited and yes, it will only be released digitally - for now. You won't have to wait much longer. My release date is next Spring!

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  17. THIS IS SO AMAZING!!! Seriously, I've been following this since your first post, and I can honestly say I've been waiting for this for a long time. You deserve this so much, because you are an incredible story teller. I await your work anxiously!

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    1. Thank you! It is amazing. It's happening to me and I can hardly believe it! You won't have to wait too long. The expected release date for Book One is next Spring and soon - probably at the start of next year - I'm going to start some fun promotional stuff to hype it all up! So get ready, I'm going to need your help!

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    2. I am so down. I am down like the stock market. :)

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