Twenty-six year old Jessica Burkhart (aka Jess Ashley.) is a writer from Brooklyn. Obsessions: Twilight, purses, shoes, makeup, fashion, unicorns, VS PINK, pink, sparkly things, reality TV and horses. Jess was an equestrian before she started writing. Now, she pens the 20-book Canterwood Crest series for Aladdin MIX (Simon & Schuster). Her first young adult piece, TRUST IS AS IMPORTANT AS LOVE, appears in the anthology--DEAR TEEN ME. She is also the author of UNICORN MAGIC (a chapter book series summer Aladdin '14) and WILD HEARTS (YA Bloomsbury '15). She also co-owns Violet & Ruby Productions --a new online book packaging company. You’ll often find her on epic adventures with her partner in crime/BFF/writer girl/biz co-owner Kate . Jess is represented by Rubin Pfeffer of East West Literary Agency.
Burned (Pretty Little Liars) She Loves You, She Loves You Not Between You and Me Ali's Pretty Little Lies (Pretty Little Liars) The Farm (YA) Gone Girl (adult) Sharp Objects (adult) Dark Places (adult) Give Me Everything You Have (adult memoir) Burn for Burn The Fame Game Drinking & Tweeting (adult) Life After Theft The Witches of Santa Anna One More Day (novella) Be the Monkey Stolen Still Missing Unbreak My Heart Out of the Easy Alice in Zombieland
2012 Books Read
Drink, Slay, Love Shatter Me Dead to You Pretty Little Secrets Tricks Beauty Queens
She Loves You, She Loves You Not
2011 Books Read
Anna Dressed in Blood The Goddess Test How to Save a Life Envy The Scorpio Races The Name of the Star Silence Zombie (ARC) *ZOMBIE is adult fiction and it's amazing! Also written by my friend, J.R. Angelella!* Pure Ominous Fake Me a Match Never Have I Ever Forever Forbidden Twisted The Twilight Sage: Official Guide The Lying Game Dead Tossed Waves This Lullaby Spirit Bound Last Sacrifice Empress of the World Linger The Book of Spells Identical
SQUEEEE!! That's right!! If you have an iTunes player, click on "store," "books," and "children and teens." At the top, there are banners running and along with Melissa Marr and The Lying Game (!) is a Canterwood banner! The e-books are available for a limited time price of $2.99. Just seeing them on iTunes is The. Coolest. Thing. Ever.
Apparently, Sony and the Nook will be running a similar promotion. So thrilled!
Thank you to Editor Fiona (she is one of my "in house" editors although Kate edits the books) for passing this fab Friday news along!
part of upcoming Write Now! Getting Published as a Young Writer video series
Coming soon! Video Series
A how-to-get published Amazon Instant Video Series!
Where I adopted Bella & Bliss
Forget "fun in the sun!" Canterwood girls are all about hard work--and the competition is about to get . . . HEATED. Date TBA!
Home for Christmas (Super Special)
Canterwood's It Girls Look Dashing in the Snow . . .11/12/13
a Canterwood Crest novella coming January 2014
Bella's Birthday Unicorn
Unicorn Magic #1: August 5, 2014 from Aladdin MIX
Unicorn Magic #2 August 5, 2014 from Aladdin MIX
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SKYPE OPPORTUNITIES Teachers and librarians, I am scheduling Skype visits for classrooms this fall and next spring. I can speak to middle grade classes as well as high school. Please e-mail me jess _ burkhart AT hotmail DOT com.
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Dear Teen Me (anthology)
October 31, 2012 from Zest Books (Junior Library Guild Selection)
Canterwood Crest Series
Grab all of the books in the best-selling series with over half-a-million copies in print!
Take the Reins (#1)
Who says teammates have to be friends? Available now
June 2010--Gold Star Award of Excellence from Teens Read Too
Chasing Blue (#2)
Home (bitter) sweet home. March 24, 2009
Behind the Bit (#3)
With friends like these... May 19, 2009
Triple Fault (#4)
Three strikes, they're on the outs...August 11, 2009
Best Enemies (#5)
Some girls just have to be the best at everything. October 20, 2009.
Little White Lies (#6)
A little white lie never hurt anyone...right? December 22, 2009.
Rival Revenge (#7)
And you thought they were out of the running...January 26, 2010
Home Sweet Drama (#8)
Some things never change...April 6, 2010
City Secrets #9
Who knew one city could hold so many secrets? July 6, 2010
Elite Ambition (#10)
Sasha Silver . . . Canterwood's new It Girl? Sept. 14, 2010
Scandals, Rumors, Lies (#11)
Who's the hater? November 16, 2010
Unfriendly Competition (#12)
And the runner up is . . . ? January 4, 2011
Chosen (Super Special)
Out with the old, in with the new . . . May 3, 2011
Stable of Books
Lauren Towers knows the rules . . . January 3, 2012
It's not just a label, it's a state of mind. May 1, 2012
Canterwood Crest cordially invites you , , , September 11, 2012