Thursday, May 16, 2013

Woo Hoo!!!

Hey Everyone!
It's official! I sold my first picture book!!! With the help of my AMAZING agent, Alexandra Penfold, Boats For Papa (previously titled Drift if you saw earlier posts on my blog) will be published by Roaring Brook Press in 2015! I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited, can you tell? I have the honor and privilege of working with the also A-MA-ZING Neal Porter who will be my editor on the book. I feel like I've won the lottery! I've been bursting at the seams to tell everyone and the day has finally come! I can breath and shout and dance around!

Here's a link to the announcement in Publisher's Weekly:
 
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/57265-rights-report-week-of-may-13-2013.html
This is my lifelong dream of becoming a children's book writer and illustrator and it's becoming a reality. Today is a VERY good day. Thanks for all of your support!!!


5 comments:

Dow said...

Congratulations! Your work is wonderful! :)

Brooke Boynton Hughes said...

JESSIXA!!!!! Hooray! HUGE congratulations! "Boats for Papa" is going to be wonderful!!!!

Sue said...

Hooray! So happy to hear this great news, Jessixa, and I'll look forward to getting your book! Congratulations!!

Jessixa Bagley said...

Thanks so much everyone! I'm so excited to have this opportunity! I can't wait until I get to have the book in my hands! Total dream come true!!!

Farmgirl Susan said...

Congratulations! :)