A blog about the amazing things teenagers do, about writing for teens, books for teens, and occasional forays into my world and the world of publishing.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


JUADSOL!!!! (Jumping up and down screaming out loud!)

Now that it has been announced in Publisher's Marketplace, it's official and I can announce it to the world:

November 4, 2010

Young Adult

Jennifer Shaw Wolf's debut TIGERSEYE, about a young woman healing from the car crash that killed her boyfriend while hiding the truth of their relationship, to Mary Kate Castellani at Walker, in a nice deal, by Sara Megibow at Nelson Literary Agency (World).

I'm still kind of in shock, but I think this means...
1) People other than my husband/sisters/mother/daughter/friends will be reading my book. TIGERSEYE will be going out into the world!

2) Someone is willing to pay me to write. (Which is the coolest, most incredible thing in the world!)

There are a million thank yous I should make to the people who got me here. These are just a few...

The most amazing husband in the world, my web designer, photographer, and biggest supporter! Love you, David!

My totally amazing agent for picking me out of the slush pile (query her, she's incredible) Sara Megibow and everyone at Nelson Literary.

Mary Kate Castellani and Walker Books for loving my work enough to take it on. I can't wait to work with you!

My awesome sister, Kristin Amrine for her many reads and long phone calls.

My incredible sister-in-law, mentor, coach, editor, and "tough love" advisor author Angela Morrrion.

My inspirational family--my kids, Mom and Dad who taught me that I could do anything, my brothers and sisters-in-law who read for me.

Greatest critique group in the world--Val (totally awesome freelance editor!), Sarah, Blessy, Joan, and Michele (even though she's leaving us to explore the wilds of Costa Rica.)

Ann Gonzales and the writing prompt that made the wheels in my head start to turn.

My darling niece, Ashley who started me on this journey with e-mails like, "Is there any more of the story?" and "Can you write faster?"

And to my writing organizations SCBWI, Western Washington SCBWI, South Sound SCBWI, and ANWA for the support and information!

Okay, I know I'm not receiving an Academy Award, and I know I have a lot of work still ahead of me. I know this is just the beginning. But it's a beginning that is a long way from where I started.

I have a lot to be thankful for.


  1. Congratulations! Can't wait to read your book. So excited for you!

  2. Congratulations Jennifer - I am so happy for you! Here's to lots and lots of celebrations!

  3. Congrats! This is wonderful news! :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  4. Nice work, Jennifer! Can't wait to see it on shelves and pick up a copy!

  5. Woot! I'm so excited to follow your publishing journey. Sounds like an intense book, and I'm looking forward to it. CONGRATULATIONS!

  6. AMAZING! Congrats! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

  7. Thanks to everyone! Of, course my inner editor is wondering if the title should be "I have a book deal???"

  8. Putting my arms around your neck and joining in your JUADAS! No one is more excited for you than I am (except maybe your husband:)

  9. Congrats!! That's great new. Enjoy!!

  10. Congratulations again! I can't wait to read your book! :)

  11. Hey Jen, I couldn't be more excited if I had done all of this myself! I knew you had it in you since you were just little! I join the Amrine family in what ever it was you called it---lets see--"jump up and down and laugh out loud?" (JUADALOLA)? I LOVE YOU DEAR DAUGHTER! WHEN WILL THE NEXT ONE BE READY TO PUBLISH?

  12. Congratulations again! I'm so excited for you.

  13. CONGRATULATIONS! I hopped over from Natalie Bahm's to say hello and celebrate with you. :-)

  14. When I read the premise on PM, I thought your book sounded intriguing. Congrats!

  15. Congratulations! I'm a new follower, just found you through Natalie Bahm. I hope to be where you are someday!

  16. Such FANTASTIC news!! Congratulations!!! I couldn't be happier for you!!

  17. Congrats! I wasn't sure if I said it before. :) How completely cool.

  18. Awesome! Congrats on the deal!! I have a friend with Walker as well. Yay you!!

    And I'm presenting at the ANWA conference in February in Arizona. Will you be there??

  19. Jumped right on over to find this post after you commented on my blog today. WOOHOOWAH! Jumping up and down for you! Keep on writing and hang in there!!! - Stasia