May, 2011

How I got my editor.

>Interested in reading about how I got my publishing deal?  Go here!  I’m all for answering questions, so please leave a comment here or there and I’ll do a blog post with the answers. 😀

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Silence of the blog

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So…do you guys remember a week or so ago, when I apologized for being so busy that I couldn’t post on my blog?  And remember I said I had a good reason why and that I would tell you why as soon as I could?  Well, that day is today! 

Some of you may have already seen why, since Publisher’s Marketplace was a tiny bit excited by my news and decided to let everyone know on Saturday instead of today.  ; )  So, I won’t make this all long and drawn out like I wanted to.  😛 

I SOLD MY DEBUT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

(*Pauses for applause, bows, blows kisses, wipes the tears from my eyes*)  

Yeppers, THAT’S the reason. Pretty good reason, huh?  🙂  I’ve been so busy with getting it ready for submission, the BEING on submission, then keeping my mouth shut AFTER I had an offer that I didn’t blog.  Although, to be fair, the keeping my mouth shut after the offer didn’t really keep me too busy to blog.  I was just terrified that I’d someone let something slip, I just kept my fingers busy with other things, namely plotting the next book in the series, because it’s a THREE BOOK DEAL!!!!!!!! 

See what I did there?  Hehe!

And now onto the actual announcement from Publisher’s Marketplace so you can have all the details.

Jessica Souders’s RENEGADE, about a female assassin in an underwater Utopia who realizes her memories have been altered and her mind and body aren’t under her own control, to Melissa Frain at Tor, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Natalie Fischer at Bradford Literary Agency (World English). Translation: 
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I’m still in a state of shock.   The last few weeks I’ve been pinching myself almost contstantly to see if I’m dreaming.  I think the bruises speak for themselves. 😀

I’m so excited to be able to work with such an awesome editor and a fantastic publishing house.  Heck, I practically GREW UP reading books from Tor (my family is a huge fan of Science Fiction—not all that surprising, huh?)

And, one last thing, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without my awesome crit partners (Liz Czukas, Larissa Hardesty, JaclynDolamore, Leah Crichton, and Anne Sheridan), my numerous beta readers, my family (specifically my husband), and last but certainly not least my fantabolous agent, Natalie Fischer (you are SO getting a hug when I see you in NJ). So, I want to say a heart felt thank you to all of you, it doesn’t even come close to how grateful I am for each one of you (Ha! Since I did a small acknowledgement here, just wait to see what I put in the book’s acknowledgement page!  Bwahahaha!)

Well, I could go on forever, but I’ll just wrap this up with a huge…

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~J

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Easter Hop Giveaway: Winners announced

>Sorry about how late this is all. I can’t believe how busy I’ve been lately (you’ll find out why in a few weeks).

But, anyway, the news you’ve all been waiting for: the winner of the easter hop Giveaway.

The winner is:  Louisa!  Congrats Louisa!  Please email me at j.souders (at) jasouders (dot) com to give me your address so I can mail it out.

Winners of other hops, your books are going out tomorrow.  There was a small glitch with one of the books and I had to have it replaced.  I apologize for the inconvenience!

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