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BOOK SCAVENGER series and standalone sold to Christy Ottaviano Books!

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Jenn Bertman
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Holy cow, I still can't believe this news! I'm excited to share it with you Blue Boarders, but more importantly I want to thank you all. I wouldn't have stuck through with the low, tough stretches without the support and community here. Even when I was just lurking and observing, Blue Boarders have helped me more than I can ever adequately express. Thank you Verla and everyone.

Here's my announcement from Publisher's Weekly: "Christy Ottaviano at Henry Holt's Christy Ottaviano Books has pre-empted a middle-grade novel by debut author Jennifer Bertman. Book Scavenger launches a contemporary mystery series that involves cipher-cracking, book-hunting, and a search for treasure through the streets of San Francisco. Publication is scheduled for fall 2015; Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency brokered the three-book deal for world rights."

They will be publishing books 1 and 2 of the BOOK SCAVENGER series as well as a third stand-alone MG mystery. I am over-the-moon excited about this!!!
#1 - August 06, 2013, 03:58 PM
BOOK SCAVENGER, Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt 
THE UNBREAKABLE CODE, April 2017
UNLOCK THE ROCK, 2018
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Way to go, J-Bert. Sounds like a winner.
#2 - August 06, 2013, 04:00 PM

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Excellent! This is great news--congratulations!

 :partytime
#3 - August 06, 2013, 04:01 PM
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 :yay Congratulations, Jenn!  :yay

Very exciting news!  Your book series sounds so interesting!
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#4 - August 06, 2013, 04:01 PM
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OUTSTANDING times THREE!!!

Congratulations!

#5 - August 06, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Congratulations Jen!!! :shootingstar SUP-A-STAR! That's BIG news! :fireworks
#6 - August 06, 2013, 04:09 PM
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I'm absolutely thrilled for you!!!! YAY!!!!
#7 - August 06, 2013, 04:10 PM
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Thank you guys! Sincerely!
#8 - August 06, 2013, 04:18 PM
BOOK SCAVENGER, Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt 
THE UNBREAKABLE CODE, April 2017
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Congrats!!! :yay
#9 - August 06, 2013, 04:19 PM
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Wow, a series and a standalone! When you hit, you hit big. Congrats!
#10 - August 06, 2013, 04:24 PM

What wonderful news! Congratulations! And the books sound like such fun!
#11 - August 06, 2013, 04:48 PM
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When I saw this on PW my husband asked me what had happened because I squeaked as I read it!

SO SO SO happy for you, Jenn!
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Congrats!
#13 - August 06, 2013, 05:00 PM
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That's fantastic news. Congratulations!! :yay
#14 - August 06, 2013, 05:08 PM
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How fun!!!
#15 - August 06, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Such wonderful news! Congrats!!!
#16 - August 06, 2013, 05:39 PM
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Congratulations!!!!!! The series sounds like so much fun!
#17 - August 06, 2013, 05:47 PM
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WOW!!! What incredible news, Jenn! So happy for you!  :snoopy
#18 - August 06, 2013, 05:48 PM
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A huge congratulations to you, J-Bert!

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The series sounds wonderful. Can't wait to pluck them off the shelves.
#19 - August 06, 2013, 05:55 PM
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J-Bert!!! I just saw this on PW's Children's Bookshelf---HUGE CONGRATS!!! It sounds like the kind of series I would have loooooved as a kid (and heck, still love). I am thrilled for you!
#20 - August 06, 2013, 06:03 PM

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JENNNNNNN!!!!! Congratulations!!!! The books sound fabulous. And series!!!! Kids will eat it up!!!
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#21 - August 06, 2013, 06:05 PM
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What a way to rock your debut!!! Huge congrats, Jenn!!!  :hairdude :hairdude :hairdude
#22 - August 06, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Awesome news, Jen! Congrats!!!
#23 - August 06, 2013, 06:14 PM
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Way to go, Jen!!!
#24 - August 06, 2013, 06:21 PM
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That's awesome! Congratulations!!
#25 - August 06, 2013, 06:41 PM
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HOoray!!!
#26 - August 06, 2013, 06:44 PM
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 :yay I saw it on the newsletter from Publishers Weekly- Holy-Moly-Maccaroly! This is stupendous!!!  :yay
#27 - August 06, 2013, 06:54 PM
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 :yay That's amazing news. Enjoy!
#28 - August 06, 2013, 07:02 PM

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WOW!!!!!!!!!! What fantastic, terrific news, Jennifer!!  :fireworks  :gogirl Huge congratulations to you.  And what a fun-sounding series!  I predict it's going to be very popular.
#29 - August 06, 2013, 07:09 PM

Great news!  :yay Congrats!
#30 - August 06, 2013, 07:15 PM
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