Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In Which I Shock You All With Surprise Book Deal News

So, I'd been planning on sitting down this afternoon, my first afternoon at home in three weeks, and typing up an update on my trip to Ireland, maybe posting a few pictures, that sort of thing.

But then, as I was walking out the door for lunch, this popped up on my Twitter feed:
And I thought, Well, hell, it looks like we're announcing this now! Woop!

So, the topic of my post for today has changed. Yes, I'm back from my trip. And, yes, Ireland was absolutely amazing and I loved it so much and I can't wait to tell you about it. But, more importantly, YES, I HAVE A BOOK COMING OUT WITH ST. MARTIN'S.



The things I can tell you right now:

I'm co-writing a book with Chelsie Hill, one of the featured cast members on the Sundance Channel's reality series PUSH GIRLS. 

If you want to know more about the show (which is REALLY good), click here
If you want to know more about Chelsie (who is amazing), click here. (Or check out her Twitter or her Instagram)

It's a YA novel based on Chelsie's life. So, yes, the main character is in a wheelchair. But, it's not exactly Chelsie's life. It's not a memoir, the main character isn't Chelsie, the story is fiction, etc. It's just based a lot on what she has gone through in her own life.

I am CRAZY excited to be a part of this. Working with St. Martin's and Chelsie and Sundance, being involved with this great show and these great people, it's all just too much for me to handle right now. I'm beyond thrilled to be in on this project. I can't even tell you. I'm having a blast with this book, and I can't wait to share more info with you guys! So, release date, cover, plot summary, etc will all be shouted from the rooftops as soon as I can!

And, just because some of you may appreciate this, this all happened about three hours after I put this post on my blog. Not even kidding, it was the same day, and I was sitting at my computer re-reading the post and feeling sorry for myself when I got the email from my agent. I was really at the lowest point I'd been in a long time when fantastic news came my way. So, hang in there, people who are struggling. Good things are brewing.

It's been hard keeping a secret for almost four months. I'm terrible with secrets, so I'm glad it's all out in the open now! Yay! Now, let's celebrate! Who's sharing this bubbly with me?!

34 comments:

  1. Congratulations again!! I'm unbelievably happy/excited/bouncy for you and I'm having a drink in your name tomorrow night!

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  2. Love the post pre your news. That old cliche of it's always darkest before the dawn is there for a reason!

    Congratulations.

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  3. Jess, I am seriously over-the-moon excited for you about this! Such awesome news! I can't wait for the world to meet your MC and read her amazing story. Congratulations!

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  4. This is fantastic news. Congratulations!

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  5. So excited for you! :) Can't wait to read it. BIG CONGRATS!
    And glad you had a fab trip to Ireland!

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  6. AHHH This is so damned exciting! I absolutely could not have hoped this great news on anyone more deserving! Thrilled to see what happens with this project AND BUY A JLOVE BOOK AHHH!

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  7. Yay! So super duper excited! :-)

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  8. Congratulations! How exciting. :D

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  9. So happy for you! You've earned this! Enjoy that bubbly!!

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  10. Whoo hoo!!!!!!! So happy for you baby!! Can't wait to see you and celebrate in person! So exciting!!

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  11. Sooooooo wonderful, Jessica! You are so beautiful and so talented! <3

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  12. YAYYYY!!! So happy for you, and hooray for finally being able to announce!!

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  13. AHHH JESS!!!!!!! I am so, so, soooo excited for you! Congratulations, my dear. I'm so looking forward to launch day :D

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  14. THE BEST!!!!!!!!! You deserve it friend!!! I'm so excited for you and full of all the emotions it's RIDICULOUS!

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  15. Holy cow! That's amazing news! Congratulations! I'm so excited that you finally got to use your happy dancing banana for your own news--you're so generous with it for other people's celebrations. I am dancing like a banana over here in your honor!

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  16. Congrats! sounds like an awesome project. keeping it under wraps for 4 months must have been tough. woohoo!!

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  17. WOOHOO!!! So excited for you! Can't wait to check it out!

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  18. So happy for you! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

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  19. Woohoo!!!! So amazing! Congratulations Jess! Enjoy the ride : )

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  20. I am SOOOO happy for you!!! This project sounds so cool and I can't wait to hear more about it. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

    I haven't heard about this show but I'm going to check it out. Chelsie sounds like a great girl!

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  21. I followed Tameka's link here! How is this how I'm find out about this?! LOL. Congratulations! So awesome!

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  22. Congratulations!!! That's awesome :D

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  23. Ok why am I only seeing this now??? :P SO SO SO SO SO HAPPPPPPPPPPPPPY FOR YOU! :D And wow for keeping it secret so long!
    So now I have to go congratulate you on Twitter. You know, so it's really official :D

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  24. Yay Jessica! I'm so excited to finally hear more about this! Make sure you post links to EVERYTHING so I can preorder it!

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  25. This is SO amazing, Jessica! I am so happy to see this news!!! :)

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  26. Congratulations!!! So exciting! I've been waiting for this news.

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  27. I'm STILL dancing around the house in celebration mode for you! :)

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  28. OMG I almost missed this on your blog! Congratulations again! I can't wait for the book and all the fanfare that is sure to come along with. You deserve this! Can't wait!!!!!!

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  29. BIG CONGRATS!!!!! SO exciting for you!

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