Monday, May 23, 2011

On the Awesomeness of J.A. Souders

This weekend, I got the only news I can think of that might excite me more than getting a publishing contract of my very own:

My awesome crit partner, best-friend-I-never-met, future-superstar, natural redhead, and all-around cool person Jessica Souders sold her amazing book RENEGADE to Tor Teen!!!

Seriously, I could not be more excited for her if she was chosen to be the Princess of Florida (that's a thing, right?).  And I could not be more excited that soon all you people are going to get to read her story.  This thing is going to blow your mind.

Here's the announcement from Publisher's Marketplace:

Jessica Souders's RENEGADE, about a female assassin in an underwater Utopia who realizes her memories have been altered and her mind and body aren't under her own control, to Melissa Frain at Tor, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Natalie Fischer at Bradford Literary Agency (World English). Translation: 
Are you in?  You're so in.

So now, your job is to go fan up.  Trust me, you're going to want in on this when this story hits the shelves.  You're going to want in on it early so you can make like a hispter and say you totally heard about it before anyone else.

Go to her website, follow her blog, follow her on Twitter, and Like the RENEGADE fanpage at Facebook.  Got it?  Great!

How was your weekend?

- Liz


Nandy Ekle said...


Stina Lindenblatt said...

I saw her big news on PM last night. I'm so excited for her. :D

Sophia Richardson said...

I'll definitely head over to her blog and congratulate her. An underwater utopia? Way to corner a niche in the fantasy market! The genre has so much to offer in the way of fantastic (duh) settings but I hadn't yet heard of an underwater world. I'm excited to read it!
- Sophia.

Kristan said...

Whoa, that's fabulous! Congrats to J.A.!

jasouders said...

Thanks, Liz! I <3 you. I coulnd't have asked for a better or more awesome BFF/CP. :D

James McShane said...

WOOHOO!! Good on ya, Jess xoxoxoxo

Kari Marie said...

Awesome news!