JESSICA THERRIEN

From Imagination To Publication

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2018 San Diego SCWC

Over the weekend, Acorn Publishing attended the Southern California Writers' Conference in San Diego. 



You've probably already heard me rave about this event, but I love it. I'm a little biased. My business partner, Holly, and I met there nearly ten years ago. We were newbie authors with no idea what to do with ourselves or our freshly printed manuscripts. We've come a long way since then. Not only have we had our own successes at being authors, but we've created a company that helps benefit other writers. In an industry that is so negative and...well, soul-crushing...when it comes to agent rejections, publisher rejections, editorial critique, beta readers pointing out all the flaws in our work, it's nice to be a part of something that uplifts, encourages, and enables authors to get their books out into the world.

I'm excited to say that our tiny acorn of a company is growing into a mighty oak. Before the conference we were already starting to see a steady number of submissions and inquiries. Since the conference, things have been a little...explosive. We are so excited to work with all the authors we met and fell in love with at the conference! And to think, it's only FEBRUARY! 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for Acorn Publishing. Onward and upward!! Write on people.


UPCOMING EVENTS

2018

WonderCon
March 23-April 25
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

LA Times Festival of Books
April 21 & 22
USC Campus
Los Angeles, CA

San Diego Festival of Books
August 25
Liberty Station
Point Loma, CA
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OC Children's Book Festival
October 1
Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, CA

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Touch of Cinnamon Release Day!

My friend, Bethany Lopez​, has a New Release today!
A Touch of Cinnamon, Three Sisters Catering, book 2.

For the past year, Tasha has thrown herself into her catering business with her sisters, but she’s been keeping a secret. The hot, moody owner of Prime Beef is the man she left behind in college...the man she thought she’d never see again. He’s also the only man she’s ever loved.
  
For the past year, Jericho Smythe has been waging a war with himself. Does he want to know why Natasha broke his heart and left without looking back? Hell yes. But he’s paralyzed by the glimpses he’s gotten of her at Three Sisters Catering and he hasn’t been ready for a confrontation.

Neither of them are content with their lives, but so much has happened since those stolen moments in college. Can the right amount of spice remind them of the love they once shared? A Touch of Cinnamon may be all they need to give Tasha and Jericho back the richness they’ve been lacking.





Don't Forget, Book 1, A Pinch of Salt, is On Sale for $0.99 for a limited time only!