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Sick Babies & Book Deals

Here’s Russell after his bath tonight. Poor boy has had a high fever most of this week, but tonight he seemed to be perking up. Big sigh. Here’s to hoping he’s able to get some rest tonight (um, and me too!).

In other news … I’m so excited to announce that I sold my first novel! My book, The Waters of March, will be published by Penguin (Plume) in the summer of 2011. I’m overjoyed and excited–and also thrilled to be working with the fabulous Denise Roy at Penguin!

A big thanks to my literary agent extraordinaire, Elisabeth Weed! More on the details of novel-publishing in the months ahead, but for now, here’s the official announcement that appeared on Publisher’s Marketplace today …

“Sarah Jio’s THE WATERS OF MARCH, in which a bestselling novelist whose life has fallen into disarray takes refuge on Bainbridge Island at the home of a beloved aunt who is the unwitting custodian of a long-lost manuscript that may reveal much about her past and could alter her future, to Denise Roy at Plume, at auction, by Elisabeth Weed at Weed Literary (NA).”

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  • Karina >> February 24, 2010, 11:24 pm

    Congrats, Sarah!

    Can’t wait to read it.


  • Alisha >> February 25, 2010, 12:04 am

    This is fantastic news! I can’t wait to read it, love that it’s set in Bainbridge. I hope Russell feels better fast, Annette had a fever all last week, it seemed to go on forever, never any fun for anyone.

  • Becky >> February 25, 2010, 5:04 am

    Congratulations Sarah! I can’t wait to read it!!! Hope Russell feels better soon!

  • Anais >> February 25, 2010, 7:55 am

    That’s absolutely amazing! I’m so happy for you πŸ™‚ And I can’t wait to read it, it’s too bad we have to wait until 2011!!!

    Russell looks so adorable in that picture… hope he gets well soon πŸ™‚

  • Melissa >> February 25, 2010, 8:17 am

    YAY for healthy kiddos & book deals!!! Congrats, Sarah!

  • Paul Hanson >> February 25, 2010, 10:52 am

    Congratulations on the book deal! And it takes place right here on Bainbridge Island! We look forward to hearing your adventures in book publishing and to seeing your your book!!!

  • Paige >> February 25, 2010, 11:45 am

    Congrats on your success. Look forward to seeing it in print.

    All best,

  • Glenda (GLSD) >> February 25, 2010, 11:52 am

    Congrats on your book… can’t wait to read!

  • Rosemary >> February 25, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Awesome news about your book deal! HUGE congrats! πŸ™‚

    Hope the little one feels better soon.

  • Amber >> February 25, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Congratulations, Sarah. I cannot wait to read your book!

  • DancingBranflake >> February 25, 2010, 2:04 pm

    OMGoodness! Congratulations! Especially since Plume is such a big hot shot publisher. That’s so amazing! And best believe I will be one of the first to buy and read it.

  • Lecia/A Day That is Dessert >> February 26, 2010, 10:21 am

    Oh my goodness – congratulations!!! Sooo excited for you. I hope everyone in your house is healthy soon. xoxox

  • Lisa >> February 26, 2010, 1:16 pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it.
    I also want to say I love following you here and on Glamour, keep up the fun posts! I happened to just see your post on Kombucha — I love it too, but only buy them every once in a while as a treat because they’re $$.

  • Carleen >> February 26, 2010, 2:18 pm

    I’m so happy for you, Sarah. You’ve been working a long time on this dream. πŸ™‚

  • Lindsey Jesch Logan >> February 28, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Congratulations — that’s awesome!

  • sweetlife >> February 28, 2010, 3:57 pm

    Congrats!! Hope your little one feels better!!


  • Ellen >> March 1, 2010, 6:20 am

    Hi! I hope Russell is all better as you read this. I am SO thrilled for you about your book deal! How absolutely incredible…and well-deserved.

  • Rebekah >> March 4, 2010, 7:26 pm

    Congratulations! That’s great news, and I can’t wait to read it when it comes out.

  • Jennifer Wilson >> April 15, 2010, 10:06 am

    Congrats Sarah! This is super exciting and I can’t wait to read it! Here’s to you! πŸ˜‰

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