Tuesday, March 13, 2007

100

You only get one of certain things. Like hundredth blogposts. (Unless of course you just keep deleting them from that point on so the next one is always the hundredth. But that would be stupid. And lying.)

Announcement:

This is my One Hundredth Blogpost!

Now seems like a good time, in that case, to further announce that:

I'm Getting A Book Published!

You only get one first book, too. This is mine. I actually found out that there was a publisher wanting to publish it back in the middle of January. But I got the contract in the mail this weekend, and so it now seems safer to spread the word.

I'm not going to tell you the title yet, because it's possible that between now and when it comes out (probably the beginning of next year) that part of it will have changed. I think its current title is kind of lame, even though I came up with it myself. This upcoming book is a short novel geared toward 8-11 year olds, but adults have been known to enjoy it, too. As far as I can tell, it is not like Christian Focus Publications' other children's books--but then, I haven't read them, so I don't know for certain.

Anyway, I just thought I'd let you know, because maybe you'd be happy, too, and you might want to put it in the back of your mind for a post-Christmas present for somebody or something.

15 comments:

Scott said...

congratulations Jenn. way to go!!!!! Keep up the good work.

Heather said...

Wow! Congrats!
Oh, and good work on that book thing, too. ;)

Stacey said...

Congratulations!!! What a great day - published and 100 blogs. Hope you celebrate big.

dave grosser said...

I hear Jenn's new book is called, "Ten Little Girls Who Evangelized Their Secular Multicultural Urban Communities". But the title might change to "My First Book of Specialty Coffees."

Just kidding.

Yay Jenn!! Can't wait to own it in its final published shiny covered form!!!

dave grosser said...

Oh! And 100 wonderful posts! All in one day. It's like, a blogobookabration!

Seriously, I'm pretty stoked.

L.L. Barkat said...

Most warm congratulations! Writing a book is a journey that goes far beyond penning (or keying) the words...

best wishes for the journey.

Craver Vii said...

100 posts? Then you're "older" than I am. Ha!

Congratulations on the book contract. I look forward to hearing more about it.

Annelise said...

Yeah!

the item said...

Congratulations!!

Jenn said...

Thanks, Scott, Heather, Stacey, Dave (twice), LL, Craver, Mom, and John! ;)

I feel sort of like when you're in high school and you ask everybody to sign your yearbook. "Jenn, you're a great person. Don't ever change." Or something like that. But I'm happy to say I have a hunch you're all more sincere than that. But now I'm blushing and don't know what to say (even though I was the one bragging about it yesterday). Anyway, thanks for "bloggabookabrating" with me.

Craver Vii said...

I thought it would be fun to make a game of "guessing" what the name of the book is, (and I'm new here,) but based on your blog and the children's books from your publisher, how can anyone possibly top Dave's "Ten Little Girls Who Evangelized Their Secular Multicultural Urban Communities?" That was pretty good!

Anonymous said...

I'll skip the "I told you so" and get to the heart of the matter: my copy
will be autographed, yes?

lp

Jenn said...

Craver--I'm not sure how they could top it, actually. It was pretty great. Also, it was my brother. Still, you could go for second?

LP--well, obviously.

The Cubicle Reverend said...

That is fantastic! congratulations.

Jenn said...

CP--oooh, cool! Thanks for reading. And commenting. And congratulating.

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