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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

NOVEL SOLD!

I'm thrilled to announce that Kensington will be publishing my novel HELL'S BELLES, along with the next two books in the HELL ON EARTH series. WOOT! The offer was made to my agent, Ethan Ellenberg, in a pre-empt, and we accepted. The terms of the contract have been hammered out...and it's official. WOOT, AGAIN!

Kensington will be publishing the book as a trade paperback, as well as a mass market paperback. DOUBLE WOOT!

Holy cow...I have to get started writing the next two books! What am I doing here, blogging? I have to write, write, write!

HELL'S BELLES, Kensington, 2007. Take note. :-)

22 Comments:

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Jim C. Hines said...

Wow. Think you can rub some of that agent magic over here? That seems like a damned quick turnaround from landing an agent to a three-book deal...

My agent has had Goblin Hero at the publishers for almost a week, and I *still* haven't heard anything :-P

Congrats again (if I haven't said it enough on other forums). That's wonderful!

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks, Jim! I'm passing you the Kool Aid--take a swig!

Yeah, the whole thing was a complete whirlwind. Ethan made an offer of representation just over a week from getting the e-query, and John at Kensington made an offer in just over a week from getting Ethan's submission package. I think I got very, very lucky in terms of marketplace timing. Gah, but I'm sweating over the next book. I must write!

Best of luck to you with Goblin Hero! I'm rooting for you!

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger Lisa Burton said...

Huge congrats. What a whirl wind of excitement. Best wishes.

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Thank so much, Lisa! :-)

 
At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, baby!!!!!

Huge congratulations, Jackie!!!

Sara G

 
At 5:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOOOO happy for you!

Karen

 
At 5:46 PM, Anonymous Melanie Lynne Hauser said...

That's great, Jackie! Can't wait to hear more details!

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Congratulations, Jackie! This is incredible news.

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger JA Konrath said...

Very nice!

 
At 6:41 PM, Blogger Heather Brewer said...

Just one step closer to FANGS AND FETISHES!

You rock, girly!

 
At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jackie.

I am ecstatic for you. Good job and let the fun begin!

Elizabeth Letts

 
At 6:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

smiley face, smiley face, smiley face, smiley face, smiley face, grin, kiss.

Congrats, woman!

Patti

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger Susan Henderson said...

WONDERFUL!!!

 
At 8:01 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks so much, everyone! :-)

 
At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Loving Husband said...

Hon, can I quit my day job yet?

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Better yet, Love--can I?

 
At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackie-

I'm so thrilled for you! After championing everyone else on Backspace, you really deserve this fabulous news.

CONGRATS!
Allison (aswinn)

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Thank you so much, Allison! :-)

 
At 8:40 AM, Anonymous JN said...

Hey Jackie,

Congrats!!!! I love good news!

Is this the book you were writing like a mad-woman a couple of months ago?

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks, JN--and yep, this is the one! :-)

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Martha O'Connor said...

Great news, I'm offline for the near future, but knew about this and didn't wnat to let it go by w/o a CONGRATS!!!

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks, Martha! :-) My editor said my writing was "dark and edgy," and I thought, Wow--that's like saying I'm in Martha's league! Really! (And to this day, my mother STILL hasn't returned my copy of TBP. Sheesh...)

 

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