BIG ANNOUNCEMENT — One of my Novels is Getting Published!

Cue the fireworks and the marching band. Sing hallelujah and beat the drums!


One of my novels has been contracted by The Wild Rose Press!

Yes, my friends, one of my little children (as writers often think of their novels) is about to go out into the world.

Simultaneously exciting and scary, isn’t it?

I have known for some weeks, but hoped to have a release date when I announced it here on the blog. And then word started getting out and I wondered what I had been waiting for. After all, you guys are part of the journey.

And I have so much to share with you about how it is coming together. Of course, I’ve been extraordinarily busy with the business end of rewrites and edits, working with a cover artist, formatting a biography, writing blurbs and taglines and all of the other little loose ends that accompanies publication.

Hopefully I’ll have a release date soon. For now, let’s pop the cork on the champagne and share a toast!

Renee Johnson is the author of Acquisition, and The Haunting of William Gray.  She is currently working on a Young Adult novel, while editing a suspense novel which has international flair–an homage to her love of travel and foreign food.  She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, Tony Johnson, and one very spoiled German shepherd named Gretel.   

About reneejohnsonwrites

I have recently returned from University of Iowa's Novel-Writing Intensive during their Summer Writing Festival. Other credits include two stints at The Essoyes School in France, two terms at a writer's residency at Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha's Vineyard, and a retreat in Italy. Join me in 'writing the world.' -- Renee Canter Johnson, author of "Herald Angels", "The Haunting of William Gray", and "Acquisition" published by The Wild Rose Press. Coming soon--an international intrigue set in Venice, Italy--where adventure and danger are as masked as the characters.
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74 Responses to BIG ANNOUNCEMENT — One of my Novels is Getting Published!

  1. Wow! Huge congrats to you, Renee!

  2. ((CONGRATTTTTSSSSSSSS))))!!!! Fabulous. Brava. Bravo. And btw, That dude above is HOT. xxx

  3. Elyse says:


  4. Sherri says:

    Many, many congratulations to you Renee, hugely deserved and I look forward to hearing more updates…just marvellous 🙂

  5. Karin Knappstein Doglioni says:

    Yippe Yippe Yeeeee!

  6. WOO-HOO…Thank you for sharing! Best wishes and can’t wait to more details!

  7. parrillaturi says:

    Thank you for including us in your victory dance. Great news. The best to you, and your “Best Seller!” Blessings.

    • From your lips to God’s ears. “Best Seller!” I’ll take it. As for including you, how could it be any other way? We all started on the journey together and success is shared amongst us all.

  8. Lisa Goelz says:

    I am so excited for you, Renee! Way to follow your dreams! You are such an inspiration!

  9. Oh Renee, I’m so happy for you! I can’t wait to read it! Enjoy the celebration! Your mother is smiling. xoxo

  10. Congratulations Renee!

  11. gene3067 says:

    Yes! Yes! Happy dance. Congratulations. I am so happy for you.

  12. jmgoyder says:

    Fantastic – congratulations!!!

  13. Sheila says:

    Renee! I’m so excited for you! I know from past posts how hard you’ve worked to accomplish this. Congratulations on seeing your determination pay off! I can’t wait to hear all about the book, the process, and to celebrate your success. Here’s to you my friend! ~ Sheila

    • Thank you Sheila. Your comment is so special to me because you do know how much hard work goes into every step of the process. Seeing it all come together has been so wonderful. I can’t wait to share it with you all. Thanks again.

  14. daisy says:

    Renee, how happy I am for you! You deserve this, and I can’t wait to read it!

  15. arranbhansal says:

    That’s fantastic news!!!

  16. donnaeve says:

    Congratulations Renee!!! You must be very thrilled, I’m sure!! I know another author from THE WILD ROSE PRESS – more of an acquaintance through an old colleague from my previous IT job. Her name is Jane Greenhill. I think she writes MG/YA, can’t recall. But, I only point that out b/c WRP has a great reputation. Again, congrats!!

    • Thank you and I appreciate the nice comment. I’ll be sure to look Jane Greenhill up. I’ve been impressed with The Wild Rose Press so far. They have smart, interesting writers and editors. The owners offer a real sense of nourishing their authors and have regular Tuesday night Chat Rooms. I think I’m in a good company as you stated.

  17. I’m finding joy in another’s success…congratulations!

  18. stephie5741 says:

    Congratulations!!! That’s awesome news. I know they publish some great books, so you’ll be in good company!

  19. megtraveling says:

    Congratulations and best wishes Renee! You’ve worked really hard and it’s so exciting to get a novel published… 🙂

  20. E.C. says:

    Congratulations! This is so awesome. Celebrate well, you’ve definitely earned it. I wish you great success. ~standing ovation~ 🙂

  21. TBM says:

    Woooooohoooooooo! Great news. Best of luck with all the fun details before the release. Can’t wait to read it!

  22. That’s wonderful new Renee! Congratulations! We can all say we knew her when.

  23. Patty B says:

    Woo HOO!!! Congratulations that is wonderful news. I will look forward to reading it when it is published. {{High Five}}

  24. Renee – I’m so happy for you. Publication couldn’t happen to a nicer person and I’m so looking forward to hearing more about your novel. After having that horrible year – life has brought you a bouquet. You are so deserving of good news.

  25. the fireworks are cutting loose and the band is good and loud Renee! Big huge CONGRATULIONS!! That’s just fantastic!

  26. Melynda says:

    So exciting~ Congrats!!!!

  27. Dilip says:

    Heartiest congratulations Renee this indeed is a brilliant achievement. Cheers to that 🙂

  28. That is fantastic news. Congratulations. Yes, let the champagne flow! I look forward to hearing mor about it.

  29. bronxboy55 says:

    Congratulations, Renee! (Sorry it took me so long to see this.)

  30. Congratulations! How exciting, Renee! OMG you must be beyond Cloud 9, somewhere around Cloud One Million and 99. Well done. Looking forward to hearing more about the book and its release date.

  31. Congratulations! I am happy for you:)

  32. Wow!. Good luck and congrats:)

  33. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

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  35. Yoshiko says:

    😀 congratulations

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