Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Signed a Three Book Deal for the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series!

The contract is signed, so I can officially share the news: Henery Press has acquired the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series!


From my experience with the Jaya Jones novella "Fool's Gold" in the Other People's Baggage collection, I knew the Henery Press publishing team was fantastic. I'm excited to be working with them on the rest of the series. 

If you follow my blog, you know about my publishing journey (you can read some of the story here and here). My life has been full of so many twists and turns the last couple of years, and in spite of the bumps it's been a wonderful ride. I've learned so much about the publishing industry and about myself: 
  • The mystery writing community is amazing. 
  • I'm good at sticking to a disciplined writing schedule. 
  • Cancer can't stop me from completing NaNoWriMo.
  • I love writing mysteries of all kinds.
  • Writers have so many publishing options available to them. 
  • There's an overwhelming amount of publishing information out there. 
  • If you present yourself professionally, you'll be treated as such. 
  • I don't enjoy the back-end details of publishing.
  • A scary health diagnosis helps set priorities, and enjoying life comes out on top.
  • My characters have many more stories to tell. 

Those bullet points add up to being thrilled to receive this offer from Henery Press. I'll have more details to share in the coming weeks, but for now I wanted to share the exciting news with you!

My office: Dorian the gargoyle (and friends) and my Henery Press mug. 

Book deal celebratory shoes: new Fluevogs!
p.s. You'll notice that links to buy Artifact and pre-order Pirate Vishnu have been taken down from my blogs and website. Artifact is being re-released by Henery Press on August 6, and Pirate Vishnu will be out in early 2014. 

23 comments:

  1. Awesome post - I love your bullet point summation -- and most excellent news!!! And VERY cute new shoes!

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    1. Thank you, Dana! Oh yes, I'm very happy with my celebratory shoes -- even better than champagne!

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  2. Gigi, this is fabulous, fabulous news. I only met you on Saturday, but I was so impressed with your work. I'm sure this is only the beginning for you. Good luck in every aspect of this venture!

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    1. It was wonderful reading in the SinC NorCal spring showcase with you, Heather! Thanks for the good wishes.

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  3. so excited for you!
    You've worked very hard and deserve this!
    Can't wait to get my Henery copies.
    -Penny

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  4. Congrats! I am a firm believer in book contracts requiring new Fluevogs...that's what I did when I got mine! I am sure you will be immensely successful.

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I know another writer who buys herself Fluevogs when she finishes writing a book. I wonder how many of us there are ;)

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  5. This is great news. I love the Jaya Jones books, and now even more readers will be able to find them in more places. Hurray!

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    1. Thanks, L.G.C.! I'm glad I have you as an early reader.

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  6. Yay you! So exciting to see you, Jaya, and Kendel getting together. I imagine this means great treasures are going to be discovered in the Hen House!

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    1. Thanks so much, Diane! I love that you've shared this journey with me :)

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  7. Great news and great shoes! And it couldn't happen to a nicer, more talented and hardworking person. I'm so happy for you.

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  8. Congrats Gigi! You have a great style! I can't wait to get the Jaya book. You are a brillant writer!

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  10. Looking forward to the new book, Gigi. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! I had a lot of fun with the new one :)

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  11. Gigi, I am so excited for you. Wish you much success and joy. I love your bullet list - everyone should have one. Go go go!

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  12. YAY! Welcome (back) to the Hen House, Gigi! :)

    I love the shoes.

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    1. Thanks, LynDee! And I should have known you'd appreciate the shoes ;)

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