May 2, 2012

It's Official!

I just realized that I haven't made an official announcement about my querying process with Jolly Fish Press. This semester at the University of Utah has been kicking my butt (as far as my free time goes), but it's finally over. I grovel before you and beg your forgiveness for neglecting you so long.

There... now that I've gotten that out of the way, on to the good news. On March 28, 2012, I signed a 4-book contract with Jolly Fish Press for Beholders. Huzzah!

Let me put something in perspective that I've learned this year. I've done my fair share of querying in the past and received a slough of rejection letters. Some were more hurtful than others. All of them chinked away at my self-confidence. That being said, it wasn't until I found JFP that I realized how important a successful relationship is between author and publisher. Every aspect of my interaction and correspondence with JFP jives at a spine-tingling level. Connecting with them was a perfect storm. Don't worry, friends. Your time will come, too. Just keep your eyes on the heavens.


Now back to Beholders. You can read JFP's publicity release by clicking here, but if you're too impatient to move your cursor over the hyperlink and force down the button on your mouse, let me summarize. Basically, it says Insight will be released Summer 2013. The next three books in the series will be released each subsequent year (True Sight in Summer 2014, Hindsight in Summer 2015, and Foresight in Summer 2016). I've already received my first wave of edits from JFP and let me tell you. It will be worth the wait. Insight is improving far beyond what I ever could have hoped to do by myself. As I insinuated before, my relationship with JFP is a match made in heaven.

11 comments:

J. A. Bennett said...

Welcome back to life outside of school :)

Terron James said...

Seriously, Jennie! I feel like I've been trapped in Rapture for the past 5 months! (Bioshock reference)

Lyndee said...

awesome! :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congrats!! I'm so happy for you!

Terron James said...

Ah, thanks ladies!

Kristin Baker Przybyla said...

Woo hoo! So exciting, congrats! JFP have had my partial for almost a month, and every day I get a little giddier - waiting for hopefully an acceptance, but even a rejection will let me move on. I've had a great feeling about them since the first time I visited their website.

I can't wait to see more news on the release of your book!

Lehua Parker said...

Welcome to the club!

Dawnie said...

Wahoo! The only part I am upset about is that I'm going to have to wait FOREVER to read the 2nd book. So unfair but I totally understand. Best of luck editing :)

Jeff Hargett said...

Many congrats!! Wishing you loads of success! My Kindle reader awaits.

Grandmama and Gramps said...

Huzzah is right!!

Tyler Smith said...

Congrats on your success. There is one con. I have to wait for Book two.