Friday, July 31, 2009
Isn't it good? What'd I tell ya! All credit goes to Salina. Great job!
This photo is not responsible for any squeling, screaming, or speechlessness. These are the side effects of reading this post. :D
Monday, July 20, 2009
Jess also has a YouTube video of herself reading the first chapter, so if you wanna check that out her YouTube username is jessicaburkhart87....or you could just copy the web address I have typed in that gadget thing to the right of this blog.
I just heard the best news EVER!
Canterwood Crest just got extended to 12 books!!
This is just amazing! I have nothing more to say than this....
Whoopee!! More Canterwood Crest Books!!!
If you're not excited, you're not a very exciting person. haha. If you haven't even heard of Canterwood Crest, check out some of the websites on the gadget thingy.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Behind The Bit is just as amazing as the previous two books! So, if you are looking for a good read, I'm BEGGING you to read at least one of the Canterwood Crest books.
I just found out today that Jess gets to write 12 books in the series instead of the original 8 she was signed to do!! How great is that?!?!? Congrats, Jess. I'm not surprised that she's came this far. She is a great, talented, amazing author who I'm a proud fan of.
Anyways, back to Behind the Bit. (say that five times fast) This book is a continuation of Chasing Blue. It contains more secrets than you could ever imagine, and friendshiips are put to the ultimate test! It'll have you reading 24/7!!
Well, not entirley, but pretty close.
I finished this book in two days (while riding on a coach bus with 52 people, I might add) and it's just perfect! Each word is written properly, each sentence is unbeleivebly good, each paragraph is written to perfection, and the whole book just sparkles!
I know, I'm a dork. But what can I say? This book is prefect as I am dorky.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Jessica Burkhart rode horses when she was a little girl...until eighth grade when she had aspinal fusion for severe scoliosis. During her recovering, she read a lot of magazines and learned that she could send in stories to the magazines. She learned to write queries and sent tons and tons and tons and tons of terrible ones to magazines. Each querie wasn't put into the magazines, but that didn't stop Jess! She wrote to patch up the hole that was left at her lack of riding.
After about 100 articles she wrote got accepted (that were about volunteering at the Humane Society, and NOT what she thought editors wanted) she joined National Novel Writing Month in November 2006 when she was a senior at Florida State University. The goal of National Novel Writing Month was the write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. On December 1st, 2006 the first draft of Take The Reins was finished!
Okay, so here's the cool part....
A year later, an agent was reading Jessica's blog and asked her if she could read her manuscript. After deciding, Jess sent her manuscript to NYC. After signing with the agent, and in ten days, she had a four book deal with from Simon & Schuster's Aladdin MIX!!!!!
How cool is that? Pretty cool, you gotta admit.