Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Foreign Cover reveal for INSOMNIA in Hungary!

By random selection the winner is... Alison Miller Woods who was one of only a couple who guessed HUNGARY!

Without any further ado, here is the full cover, which I LOVE!

I love how he is laying on a pillow, but his eyes are wide open...and there is the creepy outline of the girl in the pillow. And how blue his eyes are. It's perfect! Also, Álmatlanság is (I believe) the direct translation of INSOMNIA. For more info on my publisher, check out Főnix Könyvműhely!

This book will be releasing on April 24th at a book festival in Hungary! I'm seriously so thrilled with how much excitement my publisher seems to have about it. :)

What do you guys think of this cover?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Comic Con FanX! Come Say Hi!

I am freaking pumped to be a panelist at the upcoming Comic Con. Where else could I be faced with a decision of whether to wear a snazzy authorly outfit...or a Brony shirt and Rainbow Dash necklace?

Choices, choices...

What about you guys? Are you coming to Salt Lake Comic Con this weekend, too? If so, come and say hi! This is where I'll be:

4/17 12:00 pm: What Inspires Writers?
4/17 6:00 pm: Veronica Mars: Cult TV Series to Major Motion Picture (M)
4/17 8:00 pm: How to Survive the Impending Apocalypse (In Whatever Form it Takes)

4/18 10:00 am: Character Creation in Science Fiction & Fantasy for Writers
4/18 11:00 am: The Future of Science Fiction and Fantasy in a Post-Twilight, Post-Potter world.
4/18 6:30-7:30 pm: Book Signing
4/18 8:00 pm: The Hero’s Shadow: Writing Great Villains

4/19 10:00 am: Downton Abby: How a Stuffy British Drama Became One of TV’s Most Addictive Shows
4/19 1:00 pm: Writing Children’s Books (M)
4/19 5:00 pm: Genre Blending: How Mixing and Matching Leads to Innovative Ideas
4/19 8:00 pm: Undead, but Never More Alive: Why Zombies Continue to be an Active Part of Popular Culture

*Sneak Peek* at First Foreign Cover

I am so excited to tell you that I will be REVEALING MY FIRST FOREIGN COVER for INSOMNIA tomorrow! *confetti and such*

Tonight, I'm giving you a sneak peek at part of the cover. Guess which country/language you think it is for. Options include: Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Chinese, or Czech. (If I've already told you the answer, no spoilers!) I will pick one of the correct guesses for a special prize!

Here is a peek:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

INSOMNIA is up for the Crystal Kite Awards!

Exciting News!

I'm so happy to announce that INSOMNIA is up for a Crystal Kite Award! This is a peer-given award set up to recognize great books through the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators).

If you're a member of SCBWI, I'd love to have your vote for INSOMNIA! Now you'll have to excuse me as it is absolutely time for a dance party...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day + Giveaway O' Green!

As a redhead with questionable lineage, I've always figured that somewhere down the line I have Irish blood in me. As such, I've had longtime traditions regarding St. Patrick's Day, green things and pinching.

Man, are there stories...

Ahem, anyway, I thought I'd celebrate this St. Patrick's Day with a giveaway. This one is a little different than others I've done in the past, so here are the details.

Many of you have read INSOMNIA already, some have even posted reviews on Goodreads or other places. I'd like to boost the amount of reviews it has on sites such as Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

The winner will receive: 

A Signed Advanced Reader Copy of PARANOIA & Other Green Goodies!

So, in order to enter this Giveaway O' Green, all you have to do is go leave a quick review on one (or both) of those sites. It doesn't matter how you review it or what you say, and the reviews do not have to be unique to that site so feel free to copy and paste the review in both places for more entries. Leave me a comment here telling me where you reviewed it and you'll get one entry per review that you left. This contest will be open for the next 4 weeks until April 14th, so if you haven't had a chance to read INSOMNIA yet, but were meaning to, now is a great time.

As always, thank you for reading! :) Oh, and I hope your day is as fun as this kid's, because seriously...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Winning and Where Will Jenn Be?

Today shall be a quick post!

First - Huge congrats to Bridget Howard! She won the Hooray for Books Giveaway from last week! :) Huzzah! *cue confetti and streamers*

Don't everyone get too excited at once or this kind of thing could happen...

Second - I will be a panelist and doing a reading at the Life, the Universe, & Everything Symposium in Provo, Utah this weekend! If you are in the area and/or will be attending, I'll post my schedule below so please come say hi! Also, pay attention on twitter because I will most definitely be giving things away at random intervals (including PARANOIA ARCs and swag)!

LTUE Schedule

Thursday (2/13):
3:00pm (Panel) - Gamer Girls: Why you should have one on every campaign
6:00pm (Panel) - Publishing in Today's Market
8:00pm (Panel) - Promoting Your Work on the Internet

Friday (2/14):
4:00pm (Panel) - Action Sequences
5:00pm (Reading) - PARANOIA & CUT ME FREE (+ prizes!)
8:00pm (Signing) - Mass Autograph Signing (+ more prizes!)

Saturday (2/15):
5:00pm (Panel) - Description in Writing

*Phew!* That's it folks! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy News Abounds! Plus, a Giveaway!

I know I'm interrupting most of you in North America from looking a little something like this:

But bear with me, because I finally get to share some exciting news... *drumroll please*

January 28, 2014
Young Adult 
J.R. Johansson's third book in the Night Walkers Series, an untitled companion book told from the perspective of Jack as he attempts to end the war between the factions of the Night Walker Society without knowing who to trust, while hiding a secret of his own, to Brian Farrey at Flux, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (NA).

HOORAY! A third Night Walkers Book! And Jack...I love Jack. You might not know him yet, but you will. You will love him, too, eventually. I will make you! Muahaha.

And in the meantime, I get to spend my days a little like this:

But you know what's even more crazy, amazingly, mind-blowingly awesome? That means that (including INSOMNIA) in roughly 2.5 years I have FIVE books coming out. INSOMNIA, PARANOIA, CUT ME FREE, UNTITLED and UNTITLED.

Admittedly, those last two have extremely similar names, but I assure you they are very different books.

Five books, people...five.

Feel free to respond as you see fit.

So, to celebrate this wondrous occasion, I'm giving away a signed copy of INSOMNIA and a signed ARC of PARANOIA!

Because, as you can see, I have some!

*pets the creep-alicious prettiness*

If you want to pet it in person also (and who could blame you, the cover ROCKS) enter in the Rafflecopter below and good luck!

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