Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'm Getting Published in -- Wait For It -- The U.S.!!

Yay!! I finally get to announce my good news I've been sitting on for awhile now. INSOMNIA will be published in this little country called *insert drumroll here*

The United States.

Dude...can I get a FINALLY and a few heck yeahs?!

And there is more good news! I'm getting published with Flux! Who I think is the perfect fit for this edgy, male-protagonist, YA thriller. For reals.

Here is my Publishers Marketplace announcement to prove I'm not making this shiz up:


Children's:
Young Adult 
J.R. Johansson's INSOMNIA, about a teen boy who thought spending every night trapped in other people's dreams was bad, but discovers that losing control of his own body and mind is so much worse, to Brian Farrey at Flux, ina two-book deal, for publication in 2013, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (NA).
Foreign: Taryn Fagerness Agency
Film: Brandy Rivers at Gersh




And still there is more awesomeness...

I know what you're thinking: It's not possible.

I tell you: Yes, my bloggy friend. Yes, it is.

And then we eat cupcakes...

Oh wait, I forgot to tell you the more awesomeness! Here it is:

As of right now, my debut novel is scheduled to be published in Spring/Summer 2013 -- wait for it -- in ALL THREE COUNTRIES! Yep. In Italy, Germany, and the U.S. at the same time!

Whoa. Just reading that paragraph makes me dizzy, or it could be from me screaming and jumping up and down...Nah, I think it's the paragraph.

Does it get any better? I think not. May the glee and hyper-ness I am feeling be contagious! :) Seriously. I feel so blessed.

Check back on Friday if you're interested and, assuming I've calmed down a bit, I'll tell you about my road to publication and the ups and downs of doing it backwards. :) Huzzah!

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  1. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! SO happy for you! :D :D :D :D

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    1. Thanks, Chantele! I'm seriously pumped!

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  2. SO SO Happy for you (and that you finally get to announce it and share the good news with everyone)!!!! YAY!!!! :):)HECK YA!

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    1. Yay! A Heck Ya! I was hoping to get one of those. Thanks, Sara! :)

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  3. HOLY FREAKING UNICORNS, JENN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been an avid reader of your blog since you got an agent (I know - late to the party of getting my own blog), and I am so thrilled to hear you'll be published by Flux. I hear absolutely wonderful things from their writers and I can't wait to see what Brian and the team does for and with you. And Summer/Spring 2013? SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ah, I can't even.....just......wow. CONGRATS!!!!!

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    1. Haha, love this. HOLY FREAKING UNICORNS is officially adopted into my vocab. Thank you, Rachel! :) I'm SO excited to be with Flux and so far Brian is great. :)

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  4. Congratulations!!! I'm so so happy for myself! Er..I mean, YOU. (But I am happy for myself because I'll finally get to hold that sucker in my hands, in my own language, and force you to sign it! Yay!)

    This is so wonderful! HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY! Happy, happy day!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! Hehe, I can't tell you how excited I am to see it in English, too. Hooray for being able to read my own book! :) And yeah, about updating my profiles. I'm on it. ;-)

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  5. P.S. You'd better update your "profiles!" Yay! Italy, Germany, and now the U.S. You're an evil dictator taking over the globe!

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  6. Congrats. That is great news.

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  7. Congrats! This is the awesomest news ever! Can't wait for next summer!

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    1. Thanks, Elana! :) I'm kind of looking forward to next summer also. Heehee.

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you! :D

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    1. Thanks, Shanda! It's so fun to have friends to share it with. :)

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  9. Jenn, SO HAPPY for you!!! Congrats!

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  10. Jenni, that's awesome! Congratulations! After all your hard, hard work, you did it!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! It's nice to feel like it's all been worth it!

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  11. Woo-hoo! What great news, and it sounds like a fantastic story.

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    1. Thank you, Tricia! I can't wait to be able to share it...and freak a few people out. ;-)

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  12. I can't wait for my shiny...wait for it...ENGLISH copy of Insomnia!! It's going to look so pretty on my shelf. This a well-deserved, hard-earned announcement. I'm so proud of you!

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    1. Hooray! Shiny and in English! Thank you, my wonderful friend! :)

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  13. YAYYYYY!!!!!!

    Haha I already knew this, but seeing it announced all official-like on PM just makes me get excited all over again! Imma blog about it now!

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    1. Yayy!!! Isn't the PM announcement all drool-worthy? It makes it sound so real. :) Thanks, Kate! Hoping for good news from you soon!

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  14. I am very excited and proud of you, Jenn! *HUGS*

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I'm seriously overwhelmed by the awesomeness of my friends. :) So lucky.

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  15. Awwwwwyeah. :)

    I agree with Kate, there's something very magical about seeing the PM announcement. LOVE it. :)

    I can't wait to spread the word!

    Three cheers for Jenn! *pom pom shake* *split leaps* *booty shake*

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    1. Dude. This is a magical day for me. Renee-cheerleader is my fave. ;-) And a booty shake is just icing. :P Hooray!

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  16. YAY!!! Three countries at once? You are a ROCK STAR!

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    1. I know...the three countries is a little stunning. AND ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! So excited! :) Thanks for the comment and for stopping by!

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  17. Congratulations! Wonderful news! It will be nice to read your book in a language I can actually read:)

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    1. I know!! I don't need to buy a Rosetta Stone in Italian or German to read my own book! Huzzah!

      Although, man...it's going to be awesome to see my book in three languages. Woot!

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  18. WOO-HOOO!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

    *throws happy sparkle confetti*

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    1. Thanks, Miriam! *Dances in happy sparkle confetti-shower*

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  19. THIS IS BEYOND AWESOME! CONGRATS!! *tacklehugs*

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    1. Thanks, Jess! You know I love your tacklehugs! :)

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  20. YAYYYYYYYYYY! (In case your wondering, I felt like adding more Ys, but decided against it.) So happy for you Jenn! :)

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    1. Yes, this is understandable. I'm not sure there are ever enough Y's. Tough call. ;-) Thank you, Erin!

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  21. Lady! I am so so so happy for you!!!!!! You and Parker both deserve it! =) Can't wait to see the book on the shelves! *hugs*

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    1. Thank you! Your edits made the book so much better. You are a rock star! :)

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  22. YAY JENN IS A US AUTHOR!!!

    And also kicking a** in Author Risk.

    *skips off to announce to the world*

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    1. Dude. Author Risk = officially my fave game. ;-) Thank you, my friend!

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  23. Congratulations! This is such exciting news :) Can't wait for the release!!

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    1. Thanks, Temre! I am more than somewhat excited about the release as well! ;)

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    1. \o/ <-- love this guy! Hooray! Thank you! :)

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  25. That's fantastic! Congratulations Hun! Well worth the wait! ;)

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  26. Woohoo, woohoo, woohoo!!! (super happy dance)

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    1. Love it. We're totally happy dancing together. :)

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  27. That is awesome news. 2013 is just around the corner. So excited for you.

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  28. Fantastic news! *Throws confetti and does happy dance!*

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    1. Thanks, Jenny. You are all so nice to celebrate with me!

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  29. Congratulations! What wonderful news. I can't wait to read it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Natalie! :) I'm so excited/terrified to see what people think of it!

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  30. Brilliant achievement, well done! Fantastic news!

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    1. Thanks, Glynis! I'm so happy to be sharing it!

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  31. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA *takes a breath* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *takes a breath* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

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  32. Okay, that was weird how it spaced my comment. I did not include all those spaces in that line. Whatever. I'm still really happy for you regardless of how your blog spaces my comments incorrectly. :)

    This is so exciting and I'm so happy Flux saw the brilliance that is your book!

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    1. Hehe, it's not just you. It spaced mine incorrectly also. :) Thank you, my amazing friend!

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  33. CONGRATULATIONS!! I've been following your journey for a while. I'm so happy for you!

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    1. Thank you, Angela! It's so fun to finally be able to share this milestone with everyone! :)

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  34. Congratulations! That's awesome and I'm so happy for you!!

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    1. Thanks, Jenilyn! I feel like I haven't seen you in forever, lady! Hopefully I'll see you at storymakers or a signing soon! :)

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  35. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Congrats!!!!

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  36. Heck yeah--congratulations to you!!

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    1. Hooray! Another Heck yeah! :) Gotta love that! Thanks, Tara! :)

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  37. Hopping over by way of Chantele Sedgwick's blog. Wanted to pass along my Congratulations to you. Good news is ALWAYS a wonderful thing.

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    1. Thanks, Angela! It's so nice of you to pop by! :)

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

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  39. i don't even know you and i'm happy dancing for you.

    HECK YA!

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    1. Haha, that makes your HECK YA even more meaningful, Amie. ;-) So nice of you to pop in! Great to meet you.

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  40. OMG SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! I was hoping this was going to be your news!!! :) Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!! *eats a cupcake with you*

    HECK YEAH!!!

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    1. Thanks for celebrating with me! You guys are the best. :) Hooray for HECK YEAH's and CUPCAKES!!

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  41. Jenn, that is so awesome!!! Congrats. It's fun to see the good guys have their day! Looking forward to reading both books, but at least this way I won't have to dust off my German language book and hack my way through. :)

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    1. Haha, yeah, I can't tell you how happy I am to finally be able to say "Spring 2013" when people ask when my book will be out...instead of..."depends...do you visit Europe often?" ;-)

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  42. Congrats, Jenn! Will you even get better news all year... or all decade? An amazing accomplishment.

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    1. Thanks, Brock! I don't know...this is pretty fantastic. ;-) But I hope it continues this direction for a bit. Cheers!

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  43. Congrats, Jenn! I'm excited for you, and excited to read the book when it comes out!

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    1. Thanks, Shallee! It's so sweet of you to share my excitement!

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  44. You know I won't be able to sleep until your book comes out, right? A book titles "Insomia" will do that to you. Congratulations! :)

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    1. Haha, thanks David! There are a lot of sleepless nights on my end as well. ;-)

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  45. Congrats!!!!! I can't wait to read it. It sounds like my kind of book. And depending on content (I still have some say on this one), my son might like it too. He loves YA thrillers from a guy pov.

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    1. Thanks, Stina! I'd love to hear what you (and your son) think of it. :)

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  46. HUGE congratulations, Jenn! I can't wait to read INSOMNIA!

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    1. Thanks, Emma! It's so fun to celebrate with friends!

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  47. CONGRATS, Jenn. I am sooooooo excited for you! Woot.

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