Thursday, August 30, 2012

Whoseywhatsit Thursday: Thankful Thursday

It's been awhile since we did a thankful Thursday and since I find myself feeling extremely grateful for a bunch of things, I've decided it's time to trot it back out. At least for the day. ; )

Most of you know that I celebrated the German launch for Renegade last week. And while I was extremely stressed out about it and the reviews it would get and worried that no one would buy it, I'm pleased to say that I worried for naught. It's still early yet, but the reviews that are coming in have all been fantastic.  And my editor over there has been extremely enthusiastic about it, which in turn has made me even more enthusiastic.

So, this Thankful Thursday is brought to you by the letter G. :P 

I'm so thankful for my wonderful German publishing house, IVI (Piper) and my editor, Beatrice, for all their enthusiasm, the gorgeous cover they gave me and not to mention the rest of the books packaging (I haven't seen it yet, but I've heard it's absolutely awesome). The gorgeous shimmery purple hard cover (the one under the dustjacket cover, the pink ribbon bookmark, and the styling inside the book. The special gray font and the water droplet Chapter numbers. Plus everything else they've done behind the scenes that have made Renegade's launch awesome.

Thank you to all the bloggers and readers (German and US) who've bought, read, reviewed and generally shown their love and enthusiasm for Renegade and for all the passion you've shown for Evelyn and Gavin and the next chapter of their story. I can't wait to share it with you. Thanks for being so awesome.

Thanks to my family and friends for putting up with all my ever-swinging moods and for loving me anyway. :)  The story would never have been written without all of you, so I owe you the most! Especially my crit partners and cheering squads. LOL.

And, of course, thank you to both my agents, Natalie and Taryn. Here's to us and many more launches (foreign and domestic)!

I really could go on and on and on, but I think I'll end it here. Thanks [;)] for putting up with my sentimentality. :)

So...what are you thankful for this Thursday?


  1. yes, Jess, you most certainly do have a lot to be thankful for lately. This week I'm thankfully putting behind me a very bad Monday and heading up to Atlanta for the Decatur Book Festival, where I'll hopefully get to meet readers in person and share my love of Greek mythology with them. Sometimes it's great to be a writer!

  2. What a great day, indeed! I LOVE sewn in bookmarks on books and haven't seen them for years, so I'm amazed to hear you have one. Bring them back! Bring them back!

  3. Ooh! Have fun in Decatur! I wanted to go, but it's not in the cards again. Hopefully next year. ;)

    Jem, IKR?! I was totally shocked to hear about it, but they showed it in some vlogs and yeah, it's totally there. Go figure! I wish more books had them, too!


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