BIG NEWS: Four new books AND a film deal!!!!

Hey everyone! For months I’ve been keeping mum as we negotiated all the details of my exciting new book deal with my publisher, Macmillan Children’s and I guess all the “mumness” paid off because in the midst of our negotiations, my brilliant and savvy agent, also managed to put together a film deal!

As reported in Publisher’s Weekly today, I recently sold four new books to Macmillan. The first three are part of an exciting sci-fi/love story trilogy, starting with the first book titled, UNREMEMBERED. (A sixteen year old girl awakes amongst the wreckage of a devastating plane crash with no memories–the only clue to her identity is a mysterious boy who claims she was part of a science experiment 100 years in the future) And I’ve also sold another one of my contemporary stand-alone titles (along the vein of The Karma Club and my forthcoming, My Life Undecided). This fourth book is not yet titled.

The Unremembered trilogy was optioned to producer Doug Davison (The Departed, The Lake House, The Ring, How to Train Your Dragon) with screenwriter Whit Anderson attached to adapt it as a film. Doug and Whit are both also attached to the recently-announced reboot of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

This is by far, the biggest news of my career to date! And I’m beyond excited as it brings the count of my total books sold to…NINE! I can hardly believe it! I remember when I made that first sale. Way back in 2006. I never, in a million years, imagined myself a few years later with a total of NINE books!

If you want the full details (including more info about the Unremembered trilogy), you can read Publisher’s Weekly’s write up here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/deals/article/45329-deals-week-of-11-29-10.html

And now, I better go. I have a LOT of books to write! ๐Ÿ™‚

But first, thank you all for your support of my writing career over the years. Being able to write books for a living is a dream come true. I’m so grateful for all of you!

XO
Jess

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  1. Whoa, that is wayy awesome!!! Congratz! UNREMEMBERED sounds really cool ๐Ÿ˜€

    -Maddz


  2. Thanks, Maddz! I'm REALLY excited about it!


  3. omg Jessica, i'm so happy for you! And i can't wait to Novo Seculo buy the UNREMEMBERED trilogy! I already did a interview with you in my blog, http://gemeasthings.blogspot.com/ , and i'm so proud of you! Me and my twin sister, we are writer, and i know that the books made our lifes more happier! So congrats!
    XOXO

    Monique S, Brazil.


  4. Jessica – I'm so freaking happy for you right now!!!!!!! You are a burning bubble of awesomeness (who just happens to have great taste in music!!!!!) and I'm jumping up and down for you in NZ at this very moment!!!


  5. That's so exciting!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to read the Unremembered trilogy, they sound like my kind of books ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Cass (Words on Paper)


    That is FABULOUS! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Your Unremembered trilogy sounds really intriguing. I love mysteries so, so much. Can't wait to read it! Also will be waiting to hear more about that contemporary novel. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  7. Jess! OMG. I knew you were going to explode with some awesome news soon. and I had a feeling it was something this big. Happy Thanksgiving huh! lol. I am so very happy for you! So well-deserved.
    I am so glad Alyson introduced me to you and your work. You are amazing and I wish you much success!


  8. Thanks so much, everyone!

    Monique- yes, I hope they buy Unremembered too!! Fingers crossed!

    Amanda- Thanks for rocking out for me. Can't wait to read your next book!

    Holly- Thanks! I can't wait for you to read them too! I guess I should write them first, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cass- I love mysteries too. These books will definitely be filled with mystery! It's exciting to work on something different for a while. And then when I get back to the contemporary standalone, I'll be refreshed!

    Martha- Thanks! I'm glad Alyson introduced us too! You're so sweet!


  9. Congratulations on the film deal for Unremembered! I would definitely love it if My Life Undecided got a film deal too! The book trailer was really great!


  10. That is so totally awesome

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