Novels

How’s You Get Published?

So many people have asked me how I landed my contract with HarperCollins’ imprint Thomas Nelson. So I wrote a blog post about it!

Jessica Kate's article on how she got published with HarperCollins imprint Thomas Nelson.

 

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HarperCollins will publish my book next year!

Blast the glitter cannons, break out the M&Ms and turn on some dance music because I HAVE A PUBLISHING CONTRACT!!!

My debut novel will be published by Thomas Nelson, the Christian fiction imprint of HarperCollins, in July 2019.

We spent a whole weekend celebrating when I got the news that Thomas Nelson wanted to publish my book!

We spent a whole weekend celebrating when I got the news that Thomas Nelson wanted to publish my book!

This is the novel you all know as ‘Hating Jeremy Walters’, (though the publisher may change the name).

And the fun continues with a second book in 2020!

I am so psyched to be able to share this story with readers. So mark your calendars and prepare for some excited posts about titles and cover reveals, because this stuff is about to get real!

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Nerd out with Melissa Tagg and my book made it to the finals!

Romance author Melissa Tagg

Melissa Tagg is our special guest on the StoryNerds podcast!

Hey all! Check out our latest StoryNerds video and podcast, featuring special guest romance author Melissa Tagg as she discusses one of her favourite topics with us, classic movies! Plus we go on a Stranger Things tangent and get the inside scoop on the book she’s working on.

Keep an eye out for our next episode, Stories We Thought We’d Hate (But Loved), on Thursday!

And in other news, I’m a finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis competition for unpublished authors! So excited to make the finals for the second time, it’s been a goal of mine for years.

How did my publisher meetings go?

You’ll have to read my newsletter!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 All the American Christian Fiction Writers conference and USA trip info is inside. You can read this month’s edition by clicking here.

And if you sign up to my quarterly newsreel, you’ll receive sample chapters of both Hating Jeremy Walters and Stuck With You.

Happy reading!

Me (Jessica Kate), 'The Lady and the Lionheart' author Joanne Bischof, and my roommate Angela Carlisle at the 2017 ACFW Conference gala in Grapevine, Texas!

Me, ‘The Lady and the Lionheart’ author Joanne Bischof, and my roommate Angela Carlisle at the 2017 ACFW Conference gala in Grapevine, Texas!

Watch my review of ‘Sweetbriar Cottage’ and me reading out the new blurb for ‘Stuck With You’!

 

Watch Jessica Kate's review of Denise Hunter's 'Sweetbriar Cottage'Denise Hunter has been a favorite author of mine for years and ‘Sweetbriar Cottage’ was a particularly gripping romance.

The story centers around Josie and Noah, a young divorced couple who realise there’s been a mistake in their paperwork and they’re still married.

When Josie brings Noah the new divorce papers, the pair are trapped in a snowstorm at his cottage and the close quarters force them to examine their relationship.

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Stuck With You blurb release!

Stuck With You - A novel by Jessica Kate

Stuck With You

Kimberly Foster and Samuel Payton can only agree on two things:

  1. they love their best friend/cousin, Aussie dairy farmer Jules Hogan, and
  2. they cannot stand each other.

The pair run up-and-coming Virginia-based youth ministry ‘Asylum’, founded to be a ‘safe place with crazy love’ for dozens of struggling teenagers.

Kimberly wants nothing more than to be accepted as a part of a team, and shows it by devising an expansion plan that will take Asylum to the next level.

However, Sam’s taken risks before—and almost destroyed his family’s business in the process. Kimberly will have to pry Asylum out of his cold, dead fingers before he lets this high-stakes plan swing into action.

When Jules is injured on her Australian farm and unable to work, both cash in their long-overdue vacation days and fly Down Under to help out.

However, Jules’ recovery will take weeks and her financial situation is scarier than the statistics on Australian spider bites.

Stuck on the other side of the world in the middle of nowhere, Sam and Kimberly have no one to rely on but each other as they attempt to save Jules’s livelihood.

Stuck With You is a sassy romance about life and love when the risks don’t pan out . . . and when they do.


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