From Imagination To Publication

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Final Title Decision

From the time I signed with ZOVA books until now I've been using a working title in reference to my debut novel, coming out in February. Like Twilight, once called Forks, working titles may not always be the best fit. Maybe the working title doesn't have that pizazz it needs for sales, maybe it's used by other authors, or maybe there's a George Clooney movie coming out the month before your book with the same name. For any number of reasons, a final print title needs to be decided on at some point. One that you and your publisher feels is right.

Over the weekend, as I said in my previous post, I was able to sit down with ZOVA to make some decisions. One was the official and final title of my book.

Series Title:
Children of the Gods

Book One:

I wish I could show you the cover design that goes with it, because it really ties everything together. It gives you a sense of what and who the book will be about, but since that isn't available at the moment, here is a little snippet from the press release:

Mrs. Therrien's young adult title, Oppression, tells the story of a young woman who discovers that she belongs to a secret society of individuals with extraordinarily long life spans and unusual abilities. Fearful of prophecies about their only daughter, her parents kept her hidden from the world – and the society – for as long as they could. But when their own untimely deaths leave her to fend for herself, the truth of her origins and the fateful prophecy find her at last. Joining the ranks of such widely popular works as the Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games, and the Mortal Instruments series, Mrs. Therrien's paranormal romance/adventure promises to be the next fan-favorite in its genre.


  1. oooh, I'm SO intrigued! I can't wait to read this! And, congratulations on great book titles!

  2. Hurray for sharing great news! Congrats and can't wait to read it!

  3. Yay title! I'm really excited to read this book when it's published. :)

  4. well it's good to know that my drab titles may one day get revised and be spectacularly awesomesauce! :D

  5. That's awesome, Jessica! Congrats! :)

  6. Love the blurb! I will definitely be reading this when it's published!

  7. Jessica, I really like this blurb - very well written, straight to the point. Can't wait to read the book. So happy for you :-)

  8. That sounds like a book I'd like to read! Congrats again!

  9. Congrats on such a big milestone - titles are hard! I can't wait to see the cover!!

  10. Two things: 1) Congrats on the final title! and 2) Even though you already have one, I thought I'd pass along a Liebster Blog Award to you :)

  11. I think Opression is a good title because it is so emotionally charged and indicates conflict and struggle which makes for good story.

    Tossing It Out

  12. Congratulations Jessica! Oppression sound like an intriguing story!


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