Saturday, July 30, 2011

Team Canterwood merchandise! Let's go shopping!

You've been asking and for months, I've been working on designing these Team Canterwood, Team Sasha, Team Lauren, Team Eric and Team Jacob T-shirts.

This is only the first batch--there are MANY more to come with different slogans, colors, etc. But I wanted to give you all some options now as you get ready for back to school shopping! :)

I'm having a blast designing these shirts and I can't wait to bring you more. This is a project I've been working on in my time when I'm not writing or editing Canterwood. I hope you all find something you like and happy shopping!

PS: The first 10 people to send me a photo of themselves in any of those shirts will get a signed copy of INITIATION when it releases. :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Want to be published? Ask me anything!

This is your shot to ask questions about getting published. Whatever you're dreaming about--a book deal, writing for your school newspaper, publishing in magazines--leave a comment and ask your question.

I'm not answering questions about HOW to write, but rather how to get published. I won't be answering the questions in the comments section, however, they'll be answered in a different (soon to be revealed!) way. :)

You've got until I close the comments (probably two weeks) to leave yours. You can ask more than one, so go for it! Feel free, if you like, to leave your first name and age. I'm interested to know how old you are in consideration with your question.

I'm excited to read your questions! :)

Downloadable graphics from Pickle Monsta

Here are some fab graphics that have been uploaded to my PhotoBucket account. These were made by the wickedly talented Pickle Monsta!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

The next Canterwood cover photo is on Monday. I wish everyone a great time and hope the covers turn out well! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Signing in September at Rochester, MN B&N

I'm so excited to announce that I'm having a book signing in September! I'll be with bestie at the Mayo Clinic and we wanted to add something to look forward to.

So, if you're near Rochester, Minnesota, I'll be signing at the Barnes & Noble at the Apache Mall. (Not the downtown location.)

Here's the exact address/store info:

Barnes & Noble
Apache Mall
1201 12th Street SW Suite 425
Rochester, MN 55902

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I would love to meet more members of Team Canterwood! :)

Anyone live nearby?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Harry Potter, anyone?

Did anyone see HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS part 2 this weekend?? I can't wait to see it! I'm a huge HP fan. I've read all the books at least twice except for 7. I've been so busy with work over the last year, though, that I still haven't watched DEATHLY HALLOWS part 1 on DVD yet nor did I make it to the theater when it came out last year.

Are any of you guys Harry P fans? Or not? Did any of you see the movies and not read the books or vice versa? I did catch an interview with Daniel R on LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY last week and was so shocked that he was turning 22 soon. In guess, in my head, he's still The Boy Who Lived. :)

Let's talk some Potter. :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Google+ account

I'm still EXTREMELY new to it and in Deadline Land (can I bribe (read: I'll offer you sparkles and cupcakes!) anyone to type for me?), but I created a Google+ account here. Happy weekend!

What're you up to?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cover reveal! Hello, POPULAR!

Link A member of Team Canterwood alerted me that the latest Canterwood cover is up on Amazon! :) This is POPULAR! :) It hits shelves on May 1, 2012. I can't wait! I loooove this cover!

Happy Friday, guys!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Skype your school and win!

Still writing like mad, BUT, I wanted to give you guys a chance to win a signed copy of the Canterwood book of your choice! This contest is open to US residents only (though Canada and other countries are welcome to enter (I do Skype outside of the US), I am unable to ship your prize. Sorry!)

Here's what to do:

Ask you parent, librarian, teacher, book club leader, etc., to have me as a guest author this fall via Skype.

Give them my Website address: which has all of the information about my visits. Or, they can e-mail me at jess _ burkhart AT hotmail DOT com.

If they contact me and we arrange a visit, I will e-mail you for your address and ask which Canterwood book you'd like me to sign and send.

This will be a contest that I'll leave open through the fall as I know many of you can't get in touch with your teachers over the summer.

Leave a comment if you're going to ask and I'll keep an eye on my inbox! I hope to "see" you via Skype in your classroom this fall! :D

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Deadline Land

In the deep cave of Deadline Land, but had to say "HI!" and say that I have *two* pieces of HUGE news to share! I haaaaate that I have to wait until I get the okay, but I will share the second my S&S peeps say I can. Hopefully, I can share one sooner than the other so you all at least know one thing. :)

I've gotta get back to Lauren (she's about to go do something . . . scary, so I need to get her out of it!).

Don't forget about the supercool Stable of E-Books 1-4 releasing on July 26th! Yaay!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Thank you, thank you, Horse Mystique

I cannot express the gratitude and love I feel for Team Canterwood. Hannah, aka Piisyummy, from Horse Mystique sent me a lovely, unforgettable email with a surprise attachment.

It came at the perfect moment as Kate and I are hard at work on INITIATION. Kate is also going through excruciating pain as we wait to go back to the Mayo Clinic in September.

I have so much admiration, love and thanks for my online friends that I can't even begin to explain. All who worked on this banner will see good things come back to them. I believe in karma. :)

Much love to all of you and thank you for supporting and loving my best friend. You have no idea how YOUR support keeps me going when I'm writing the books we all love and it gets Kate through her pain to put everything she has into Canterwood.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Fourth of July weekend!

What are you doing this Fourth of July weekend? Anything fun?

K and I saw fireworks from where we think was Central Park last night. It's our second week staying on the Upper East Side (like, 3 blocks from Bloomys) and we're going back to Brooklyn this weekend to get mail, see the kitties, etc. I still haven't gotten used to having an elevator man or being up so high (21st floor), but I do love the view and spending time with Gram has been great.

I got up early to write and want to keep going, but share your weekend plans!


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