Thursday, May 24, 2007

Amazing news!!!

Hello everyone!

My lovely and fabulous agent, Alyssa Eisner Henkin at Trident Media Group has given me the go ahead to share some super-exciting news that we have been working on over the past week.

My first young adult novel has been shopped to publishers and has received immediate and outstanding interest from a couple of major publishing houses! I will be weighing offers over the next week and will certainly keep you all updated when I make a decision for the right publisher for my book.

I am incredibly grateful to Alyssa for making this happen and I couldn't have done it without her!! :) She is the dream agent and has been an outstanding partner through all of this.

This is an absolute dream and I cannot believe I will see my book in print! I've been itching to share this news with my blogging family and I hope you're as excited as I am.

I look foward to keeping you all updated with details as they come in and I wish everyone a lovely holiday weekend!

24 shout outs:

~Em~ said...

Woohoo! You deserve this!

Writing Angel said...

W00t W00t!! That is amazing news. A big congrats!!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Thank you, guys!! :)

Erin said...

WOW! So so cool! Many congrats.

Ella Enchanted said...

You already know how I feel about this, J. AMAZING AND WONDERFUL AND COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY DESERVED. I'm already the #1 fan. :)

jamie ford said...

Congrats, that's fantastic news. Auction then?

John Elder Robison said...

That's really great news. You should be proud. It's always best to have several offers to choose from.

If I may offer a suggestion . . . ask you agent about this . . . talk to each editor and form an opinion about who loves your book best, and who has the best vision for it.

That's how I decided to place my current book, Look Me in the Eye, with Crown.

Kelly Parra said...

Woo-hoo!!! Yay, Jessica, you should be very proud!! This is so awesome!! :)

A Dreamer said...

Yaaaaaaaayy!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!! I, for one, cannot wait. =)

Tori said...

I posted this at Verla Kay, but it bears repeating ... congratulations! I find you so incredibly inspiring. :)

reality said...

congratulation's. Heard of this on AW, but I decided to make this a little bit more personal.
So enjoy.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes said...

Oooohhh! Congrats! Can't wait to hear more.

CindyH said...

Congratulations! It is go great to see someone realize their dreams! Moments like this give me the will-power to continue my quest of publication!

Kelly Fineman said...

Congratulations! (Saw the news at Verla's, but thought I'd comment here since I was here anyway!)

April said...

Jess, I am so happy for you! You totally deserve this!

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Popped over from Verlakay's. Congrats! Can't wait to hear more.

Susan Flemming said...

I saw your posting on AW... so I thought I'd stop by and say... Congratulations!!!

stephhale said...

Jessica,

This is amazing! They are fighting over you, girl! I can't wait to hear more!

xo,
Steph

Gina Black said...

How very exciting!! Congrats! :)

Vicki said...

That's so great!!! Much congrats!!

Stephanie Janulis said...

So I was out of town for the past week and didn't access the internet and I missed the big news up until now! CONGRATS! Does it sound corny to say that I'm proud of you? :)

Btw...Do we all get signed copies? ::wink wink::

Jessica Burkhart said...

So glad you're back Steph! Of course, signed copies for all! LOL :)

emily said...

Congrats Jessica.

This is very exciting news!!!!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congratulations! That's awesome news!

 
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