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Offline Jessica Burkhart

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End of my Canterwood Crest series
« on: July 30, 2012, 09:19 AM »
The news became official today and I thought I'd share. You all have been with me since I started writing TAKE THE REINS (bk 1) in November 2006. My series will close on the 20th book--HOME FOR CHRISTMAS pubbing next November.

I blogged about my feelings here: http://jessicaburkhart.blogspot.com/2012/07/important-not-to-be-missed-announcement.html

Again, thank you all for the support and giving me a place to come for inspiration or a break. I've got 3 books left to write and then it becomes a big (scary!!) world.  :thankyou2:

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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 09:25 AM »
Oh, my goodness. I am so sad. So many kids I know LOVE the series and will be devastated to see it come to an end!

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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 09:38 AM »
Wow, bittersweet. What a great run -- 20 books! Congrats on the series. It's sad to say goodbye to the characters but no doubt you have more stories to tell.
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 10:01 AM »
First off, congratulations for sustaining the momentum to carry off twenty books in such a short time, well-received books, I might add. Canterwood Crest has its own shelf at my local B&N!

However bittersweet this is, I just want you to know you're AWESOME! When I first came across you here on the blueboards, you were still a teenager with, I think, 90 published articles AND your contract for Canterwood Crest. I've always been impressed with you.

You're ending this series--my gosh, what a foundation! You rock, girl!
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 10:35 AM »
What Danette said. I can think of only a dozen or so authors who have survived a long series (and Sue Grafton will tell you, it is truly a matter of surviving!) It will be fascinating to see what you are writing 5 years from now! To think, we knew you when!

eta: omg, Jess, I just read your "Dear Teen Me" essay on your blog. You don't need me to tell you about surviving. You already have lived several lifetimes.
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 11:22 AM »
Wow!  My daughter is such a big fan of the series!  We can't wait to read what you have cooked up next. 

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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 02:50 PM »
Jessica, I remember when you started Canterwood Crest! I have always been so impressed by you and your writing! You've had a very good run, indeed, and I have no doubt that you will continue to write and publish wonderful books! Cheers! :cheers:
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 02:52 PM »
Wow...to say you've written 20 books in a series is quite an accomplishment. Hugs to you!!!
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 03:09 PM »
I am so impressed with you and your series. What a run. I look forward to seeing what you'll do next.  :wow
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 03:57 PM »
That's a huge accomplishment! My daughter is just about old enough to enjoy them, now, and I can't wait to start her on them.
I just read your essay, also, and am so impressed that you were able to write through all you had going on. So, so impressed!!
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 05:27 PM »
I can't believe you will have written (let alone published) 20 books. Amazing! You are one hard-working woman and I'm sure more goods things are coming your way.
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 05:29 PM »
Congratulations on a wonderful series, Jessica! I can't wait to see what you come up with next! :hug
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 05:32 PM »
I also remember when you sold your first Canterwood books. I can hardly believe how far you've come and all that you've gone through. I also read your "Dear Teen Me" article and my heart was torn in half for you. I can only say that you are stronger than you think you are. And this is your new beginning.
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 05:47 PM »
Wow! What an accomplishment, Jessica!!! It must be bittersweet. I am sure many new doors will be opening as soon as you finish writing the last three books.

Congratulations on having such a successful series!
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ps: I also saw your article in Writer mag.
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 05:49 PM »
Watching you write this series has been a joy.  Heck, watching you grow into yourself as an independent and capable woman has been a joy, too.
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2012, 08:51 PM »
With your talent, courage, and strength, you're simply moving onto the next adventure, and I have no doubt you'll do well and LIVE with grace and joy.

Congrats on such a huge accomplishment!

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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2012, 12:25 AM »
You are amazing and inspiring, Jessica.  Every time I see your books on the shelf (and that's All The Time!), I smile.  I hope your next adventures are wonderful, too!
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2012, 04:27 AM »
Teens at my lib luv your books. And you wrote all 20 (and fast!) without a ghostwriter! :) GO YOU!
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Re: End of my Canterwood Crest series
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2012, 06:16 AM »
All those stories! Not knowing you, for a long time I assumed they were coming from a fleet of writers at a Book Producer's! You are inventive and clearly a total pro--never doubt for a moment that you will come up with an equally fabulous new idea, and ride with it. . . .
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