Announcing Big News!

Moonday Mania

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TA DA!

I’m thrilled to announce the acceptance of a contract from Passion in Print Press for my sensual novella Little Red Riding Wolf!

Little Red Riding Wolf is a tongue in cheek twisted fairy tale that won an honorable mention in RWA’s Passionate Ink’s Stroke of Midnight contest this July. I had a fun time writing it and I’m thrilled that Passion in Print is picking it up. After listening to Laura Baumbach talk to CRW at our mini-con in August I came away very impressed with her dedication to publishing a quality product and even though I hadn’t planned on pitching (because The Queen’s Huntsman is still being edited again and again and my current WIP is not finished) I took a chance and pitched Little Red.

And now it will be a published e-novella! With it’s very own cover and available on the Passion in Print site for purchase!

I’m not sure exactly when it will be available, I will now have edits and all that goes with the publishing process to complete, but it is a very exciting way to come full circle this September. Last September I turned the corner at Margie Lawson’s Deep Immersion class and moved from being a writer to being an author. If you’ve been following my journey, I have been marching steadily down the road with the full intention of reaching publication. And now that day is here!

I’ll be posting updates on Little Red’s journey as well as my own on my News! page and I will continue to update my bio page with semi-montly snippets on my life.

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this excitement!

My husband, first and foremost, for always being supportive. My IMC buddies from WooHooU! Sherry Isaac, Gloria Richard, Joan Swan, Babs Mountjoy, and of course Margie Lawson. And my mother, who insisted I had to go to Margie’s last year!

As well as everyone in CRW, but especially ML Guida and Hillary Seidl for insisiting I pitch and Lori Corsentino for switching spots with me. Lori, I never would have pitched if you weren’t such a generous soul!

And my CP Jessica R., for reading through Little Red Riding Wolf when she had just met me and writing detailed comments complete with green post-it notes. Thanks for all the critiquing!

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24 responses to “Announcing Big News!

  1. I think the last year has been a very worthwhile work in progress for the entire Woohoo U. class. Congrats! You deserve this, and many more to come. 🙂

    • Thanks Babs! I really feel like something started there for myself. You were already well on the road with Elf Queen in hand. I loved the one you were working on last year, great concept and the writing, WOW! When does that one come out?

  2. That is exciting. Congratulations!!

  3. Oh, Jessica! I’m so happy for you and so proud of you! You’re living the dream, girl! Looking forward to reading about the journey…

  4. Congratulations!! May your success skyrocket and continue from here. 🙂

  5. Wow! I am so happy happy happy for you! Your hard work is having results.

  6. Bernadette Narie

    Awesome!!! Congrats to you!!!

  7. Huge congratulations, Jessica!!! What great news. I’m glad you’ll be sharing your publication experiences. It’s great to know that you were impressed by the editors at Passion in Print Press. I have not heard of them.

    Congratulations once again! This is a big deal!!!!!

    • Thanks Sharon! They are an off shoot of MLR a m/m romance line that has been in business for a long time, so even though PIP is fairly new as an imprint, the overall company has been around for a while. One of my fellow CRW members, Lizzie T. Leaf has a series she is publishing with them (she has published with several other presses, so she knows what to look for) and she is totally enthused about her experiences with them.

  8. Susan O'Shields

    oh em gee! Congrats, lady! This is marvelous news. I’m really glad for you.

  9. Jessica,

    hard work + determination + talent = success. So very very thrilled for you. WOO HOO!

  10. That’s so exciting, Jessica. Congratulations!! Glad you decided to take a chance pitching. Goes to show, you never know what could happen.

  11. Can NOT believe I missed this! WooHoo, you — fellow grad of IMC WOO HOO U class of 2010!

    I KNEW this was going to happen for you. You so deserve it. Keep the reads coming.

    • Thanks Gloria! I told my mom, “If I can just get to Margie’s class, I know it would make the difference.” Well I guess it did! Not just Margie and her phenomenal talents, but all of my fellow WOO HOO U grads! Thanks for all the support!

  12. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to read Little Red!

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