From Publishers Weekly:
"In an unorthodox deal, debut author Jessie Humphries sold world English
rights to two books, including her novel Killing Ruby Rose, to Tim
Ditlow at Amazon Publishing and Courtney Miller at Kindle Serials. Sarah
Davies at Greenhouse Literary Agency represented Humphries, a lawyer,
and the unique structure of the deal calls for the book to publish
initially as episodes in Amazon’s Kindle Serials program. The episodes
will begin appearing in the summer, with the print edition to follow in
the early fall. The book was pitched as “Dexter meets Heist Society” and
follows a girl who, unwillingly, becomes a serial killer targeting
I almost feel like this whole thing might be a dream and someone might have to come and B-slap me in the face just to make sure. But seriously, I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. I
couldn't be more thrilled and grateful: For my agent, Sarah Davies, who believed in me and made this happen (at the Bologna Book Fair of all incredible places!). For my new editors, Tim Ditlow and Courtney Miller, whose enthusiasm for KILLING RUBY ROSE is breathtaking. For my Mr. Humphries, who never doubted this day would come. And for all of you who have hung out with me on this journey...and being here with me to celebrate!
Okay, this is sounding a bit like an Oscar speech and the music is playing and someone just yelled...
"SHUT UP AND GET OFF THE STAGE, JESSIE, YOU BIG OL' B-WORD!"
I know I didn't share some of the juicy exciting details of HOW my book deal came to be, but I promise to do that soon. Plus, I'm going to do a question and answer day this Friday. Like answering the question, "Is your book seriously freaking coming out in two months?!!" So if you have any other questions you'd like me to answer--
about the book deal, or kale smoothies, or querying, or why every road should lead to the beach-- just email me at jessiehump [at]
gmail [dot] com. Or put it in the comments section.