From Imagination To Publication

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Well it’s official. Book two in my series CHILDREN OF THE GODS will be published by ZOVA Books in 2013!

I’m so excited to be working with ZOVA on my next book. I’ve heard horror stories about publishers that take a writer’s precious manuscript and write all over the top of it, making it something it was never intended to be. Now, maybe those stories are like urban myths…they don’t really happen, but they’re every writer’s worst nightmare. Still, the thought can be scary.

Thankfully ZOVA isn’t like that. They brainstorm, suggest, inspire, find holes, catch mistakes, give honest feedback and work magic. I mean, the fact that I can sit down with the CEO for half a day to discuss book details is amazing to me. I’m so lucky to have a publisher I can work one on one with.

So, book two is in the works. It’s not all the way done, but I can see a glimmer at the end of the tunnel. I’ve given it a name (one I can’t tell you due to the George Clooney fiasco) but the fact that it has a name means I have love for it. In fact, I love it every bit as much as I loved my first book-baby, OPPRESSION.

Despite the news and the excitement, there’s still a long road ahead of me and a lot of work to be done.

Wish me luck!

What are some of your favorite book series, and what makes you love them so much?


  1. Good luck, hon. This is fantastic news. You deserve it!

    I'd not heard of Zova Books before you talked about them. Thank you for sharing news of a wonderful publisher :D

  2. Awesome!! Can't wait to read the series (:

  3. Yay! Good luck. Finally caught up on your blog! Super excited! Wish oppression was published before xmas would be a perfect xmas gift. :) hmm you said it was possible to pre order? Maybe I should preorder n give them as gifts!

  4. such awesome news. Feb is right around the corner, can't wait to read your book :)

  5. That's really great news!
    I can't wait for Oppression to come out - it sounds so very very awesome. I can just imagine that the cover art must be amazing, too. :)

  6. So happy for you! Wishing you luck! And I can't wait for Oppression. Lots of exciting things happening :)

  7. Aloha Jessica,

    Super congrats, and well done you!

    I'm sure you've put in a ton of hard work, and it's great to see you reaping the benefits.

    Absolutely delighted for you - and Zova - seems like a great partnership:)

  8. Good luck, Jessica! Congratulations. This is wonderful news.

  9. Cool!
    Hmm, the first answer that comes to mind when you ask about fav book series is The Hunger Games - probably because I'm reading it right now! Then, of course, there is Harry Potter... and The Mortal Instruments... and His Dark Materials...

  10. Wishing you luck and success. How exciting. What good news to bring 2011 to a close.

    I love a book with memorable characters, people with flaws, guts, strength, and chinks in their armor. I also like a *villian* who has moments where I get the darkness but can't completely justify their behavior. A digusting *meanie* (I'm around kids too much, so this is the ultimate word for a villian) goes too far.

    Can't wait to read your books!

  11. Congrats! Excellent news.

  12. That is so exciting!!! Yeah! I am so happy for you! You must be on cloud nine :)