Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Book Sold in Italy! Sono così felice!

Yay! I finally get to tell you that INSOMNIA sold in Italy!! I'm so excited! Did I mention that I love Europe? Like so so much! I'm a big fan. Here is my official Publisher's Marketplace announcement:

Italian rights to J.R. Johansson's INSOMNIA, to Newton Compton, by Luigi Bernabo Associates on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

Did I mention that Taryn and Kathleen are amazing? Because they really are! So, yay! Newton Compton is very cool and their covers are gorgeous. 

Can you tell that I'm excited!? Let me say it in one of my new favorite languages!

Sono eccitataOggi, festeggiamo!

Or -- I'm excited! Today, we celebrate! And if Google translate is getting this all wrong, then to my new Italian friends, I say - Perdonami :) 



  1. Look at you so global! Congratulations!

  2. WAHOOO!!!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!! Italy is so smart!

  3. Congrats Jenn, I'm so excited for you:)

  4. Italy freaking ROCKS! :D And so do you!!! Yay!! :D

  5. I've always wanted to go to Italy. Maybe I'll arrange a trip so I can buy your book from a real Italian bookstore. :)


  6. this is absolutely fantastico! :D yay you!

  7. Oh, Wow!! Congrats! Does that mean you have a domestic deal here that I missed somehow?? Or is this one of those amazing things where the foreign peeps are smart enough to pick it up first?

    Either way, HUGE CONGRATS!!

  8. Italy! Is it too early to start planning your book tour? Jenn takes Europe by storm!

  9. Congratulations!! That's wonderful!

  10. Ru & Ruth - thanks! :-)
    Kasie - yay, Italy! We love you!
    Chantele & Angie - you guys are so sweet! Thank you!
    Karen - you totally should!!
    Aleeza - thank you! I'm so pumped!
    Anita - Europe first. We love Europe around here. Thanks and congrats to you!
    Nicole - Haha, never too early to daydream. ;-)

  11. Woo! Major congrats to you. How thoroughly exciting. Confetti! Streamers! Applause! More exclamation marks!

  12. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!!

  13. First Germany, next Italy, then...

    THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Congrats!! Italy is my favorite place I've ever been EVER EVER EVER! This is great news! :)

  15. I always knew Europe had impeccable taste.

  16. Carol - thank you! I love confetti!!
    Jenilyn - thank you!
    Pam - Haha, yay! World domination!! Muahahaha
    Kristin - it is at the top of my list of favorites these days as well. ;-)
    Sara - Haha, thank you. :-)
    RaShelle - thanks!!

  17. Hi Jenn. I'm here from Chantele's blog. Huge congrats to you for taking Europe by storm. Woo hoo!

  18. Yaaaaaayyyy! So cool!!!

    Can I make a request, though?

    ENGLISH??? I NEED your book in ENGLISH!!! :)

  19. Jenn, this is so cool! Your road to publishing is such an amazing one! CONGRATS!!!

  20. TheGoldenEagle - Thank you!!
    LynNerd - You're so sweet to stop by. Thank you!!
    Robin - I know, RIGHT?! I'm on it. ;-)
    Bethany - Thank you so much! It's been crazy so far, but I'm loving it!

  21. Congrats! Italy! Woot woot! Doesn't it give you goose bumps that your book will be read around the WORLD??? :)

    That's soooo stinking aweseome!

  22. Congratulations, that is wonderful for you. I am going to have one of my friends in Italy get me a copy. It will be fun to read in Italian again. Love ya, Cherilyn

  23. cherie - Thanks, girlie! :)
    Anna - it so totally does!!
    Cherilyn - Definitely, I'll keep you updated!

  24. Molto Bene!!! I'm so happy for you!!! And for Italy! And for you!

  25. Wahoo! Congrats to you!!! I'm sending over your much deserved gourmet hot chocolate! ;)

  26. Yaaaaaaayyyyyy! *cheers in Italian* So glad we could celebrate this momentous occasion. *dances and sings*

  27. Thanks, Laura! :)

    Katie - Thank you! :) What a great week! Italy and I finally get my hot chocolate!? Hooray!

    Nichole - So glad you were there to celebrate with me! :)

  28. Let's have a party! How freakin' cool is that! Congrats Jenn, really!!!

  29. That's so terrific! What fabulous news, you must still be wanting to do a dance!

  30. Hi!!! I'm an Italian blogger, nice to meet you!

    "Sono eccitato! Oggi, celebriamo!"

    you are female, so you must write: "sono eccitatA"



  31. Deana - I am never one to turn down a party... ;-)

    Heather - I don't really stop dancing these days. But I'm trying to learn German and Italian dances...bad news, I kind of suck at them. :P

    Malitia - Thanks so much for your comment and for educating me! So is celebriamo supposed to be celebriama, also? I'm going to change them and want to make sure I get it correct! It's so nice to meet you!

    Thanks again for your kind words everyone! You are all amazing!

  32. "Celebriamo" is a verb (but in Italy we also use "festeggiamo") so it's correct. Adjectives only need to change the final letter, if you are male you must write "O" (for example "sono eccitatO"), if you are female you must write "A"("sono eccitatA").
    I hope that my english is fine, sorry! XD

    I can't wait to read your book!