Tuesday, June 5, 2007

It's a DEAL!!

CHILDREN'S: MIDDLE GRADE
Jessica Burkhart's HIGH JUMPS AT COLLINS ACADEMY series, pitched as Saddle Club meets Mean Girls, about a small-town girl who attends a boarding school and must learn to compete with the equestrian elite, to Molly McGuire at Aladdin, in a four-book deal, in a very nice deal, by Alyssa Eisner Henkin at Trident Media Group (NA).

36 comments:

Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

Woo-hoo!!! I'm so excited for you Jessica!! Again, major congrats!!!

Jessica Burkhart (Jess Ashley) said...

And thank you again, Kelly! :) There's major dancing going on! LOL

Gina Black said...

Congrats!! So very exciting to hear about this, Jessica. :)

Erin said...

*SCREAM* I am so happy for you! You're an inspiration!

stephhale said...

Yeah!!! I'm so happy for my agent sister!

hugs,
Steph

Jessica Ferguson said...

Jessica, I'm so thrilled for you. You won't belive this-I'm in Houston, sitting at a Jason's Deli with my husband when my phone rings and a writer friend in Lake Charles, Louisiana says, "JB got a 4 boo contract!!" You're the talk of the town, girl!! LOL

Jennifer Lynn Barnes said...

AMAZING! A four book deal! You must be so over the moon. :) Congratulations.

Heather Harper said...

That is fabulous, Jessica! I'm so happy for you. :)

WooHoo!

Anonymous said...

Saw your announcement over at AW so I thought I'd stop by and say...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful news.

Emily Marshall said...

Huge congrats!!! Wow, a four book deal. You must be very happy. Congrats again!!

Dawno said...

Saw your announcement on AW and came right over - "a very nice deal" WOW! Huge congratulations are in order.

Williebee said...

Woo hoo and Waytago!

And a big congrats and thanks to Ms. Henkin.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me (I post as loiterer on AW) but I felt compelled to offer congratulations because being an unpublished writer myself it's exciting to see someone in the process of launching a career.

I'm sure you know you've got a lot more hard work ahead, but you seem like a motivated person with your feet firmly on the ground. I wish you well.

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled for you Jessica! Congrats!

Kerryn Angell said...

A four book deal! That's fantastic. Congrats!!

Rebecca said...

HURRAY!! Hehe, I found you from a comment on Maureen Johnson's blog sometime last week, I think. And I was like, "Hey, she's a writer and she's my age!" which was cool. I want to get published eventually, so it's really encouraging and awesome that you are right now. :D :D Major congrats, and I can't wait to read your books. :)

By the way, the reason that I clicked on your comment in the first place was that your name sounded really familiar. I wonder if I've read one of your magazine articles. And I also saw on your website that you did NaNoWriMo last year, so maybe I saw you there. NaNo rocks!!

Unknown said...

Congratulations!

The blurb reads like a marriage announcement in the old society pages. Very chic!

Sophisticated Writer said...

A four-book-deal and a published author at just 20!! WOW! Congrats dear. You must be so happy and proud!

Wishing you all the best. That's yet another motivation for me--yes writers can get published after all, if they're good enough :D

Jessica Burkhart (Jess Ashley) said...

Erin, thank you! :)

Steph, Trident is the BEST!!

Jess, I simply cannot believe that! That's awesome! LOL

Jen, Heather, Susan, Emily, Dawno, Williebee, Anonymous, April and Writing Angel, thank you so much! :)

Becs, you probably did run into me on the NaNo forums. NaNo definitely rocks! ;)

Merylf, thanks!

Bill Clark said...

I used to teach at a CT version of Collins Academy, and can vouch for the snottiness of "the equestrian elite" - sounds like you've got a sure-fire winner here! Congratulations!

Diana Peterfreund said...

Congratulations, again Jessica! I'm so happy for you!

Carrie Ryan said...

YAY JESSICA!! I was so thrilled when I read that announcement!! How exciting!! WOHOO!!!

Celeste said...

Congratulations :) I've been lurking, and I just read the news over at Diana's blog. Thought I'd stop by and *clap*!

Marley Gibson said...

CONGRATULATIONS Jessica!!! How exciting! What a great deal for you!! Hope you're celebrating properly!

Marley = )

TinaFerraro said...

Jessica, I saw your news on the teen loop, and came rushing over! I'm so excited for you!

Jessica Burkhart (Jess Ashley) said...

Bill, Carrie, S.W, Tina, Celeste and Marley, thank you all! :)

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Congratulations, Jessica! We're hearing this all over the blogs and *newswires*. You GO!!!
A fellow YA writer

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Congratulations, Jessica! You GO - what a sale!!!
Yep, it's all the news on various blogs and *newswires*! Hope you're wildly celebrating. :-)

Robin Brande said...

Congratulations, Jessica! That's simply fantastic!!

Vicki said...

I'm so excited for you!! A four book deal is awesome.

You've shown us unpubbs that it can be done. :)

CindyH said...

WOW!!! Saw the announcement in AW! I am soooo HAPPY for you - this is just awesome!!

Cindy

Miri said...

I read this earlier and forgot to comment! How could I?

Just wanted to give a huge CONGRATS and tell you that I love boarding school stories, so I'm looking forward to this one! Make sure and let us know when it'll be on the shelves!

And DANG. Four books, girl! That's a dream come true!

(Now you have to write them. ;))

Erica Ridley said...

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

How cool is this?!?!

Supermegacongratulations!!!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, congratulations!! Four books -- no pressure, right?

May your sales be robust and multiple print runs required.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Incredible news! Congratulations!

Vicki said...

So excited for you!!! What a great way to start off. I can't wait to read them. :)

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