I’m so incredibly excited to announce I’ve sold my TENTH novel! WAHOOOOO!

Wow, I can hardly believe it. I remember when I was struggling to sell the first (and yes, like many authors, my first book didn’t even sell!) I’ll tell you, though. My first sale was surreal and my tenth sale is just as surreal. I’ve been walking around the house all zombie-like, mumbling, and stopping every few seconds to pinch myself.

The book is called A WEEK OF MONDAYS and here is the official announcement from Publisher’s Marketplace:


Jessica Brody’s A WEEK OF MONDAYS, the story of a sixteen-year-old girl having the worst day of her life, culminating in an unexpected break up, which then begins repeating itself, pitched as GROUNDHOG DAY meets WHY WE BROKE UP, to Janine O’Malley and Brendan Deneen at Farrar, Straus Children’s, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (World).


I’m thrilled to be returning to the contemporary space after a three-year adventure in the world of sci-fi. (Well….contemporary with a little touch of magical realism to keep things interesting.) And I’m equally excited to be working with my same editor and the fabulously talented people at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. They’ve been so terribly good to me over the years!

That’s not to say I won’t write another sci-fi (I may have a few ideas up my sleeve), but I am looking forward to returning to my contemporary roots. In truth, Groundhog Day is one of my favorite movies of all time and I’ve always wanted to write something in that style. After all, who hasn’t wished they could have a do-over…or two?

We don’t have a release date yet, but the book will most likely pub in 2016, after UNCHANGED, the final book in the Unremembered Trilogy, which is set to release in February 2015.

I’m super excited to share with you all the things I have planned for this book. Yes, it will be funny. Yes, there will be a cute boy. And yes, there will be kissing.

Well, I’m off to celebrate. Oh, and at some point, I guess I should start writing too!

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  • So happy for you, Jessica!! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Gillian Murray Kendall

    Jessica, this is wonderful news—much deserved and yet hardly unexpected! I’m looking forward to # 11…and #12, etc. etc. etc.

    All the best!



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