Monday, June 20, 2022

Latest Book Deal

I’m so excited to share that I’ve been offered a three-book deal by Harlequin Special Edition, an imprint of HarperCollins and a huge force in the romance genre. The mini-series will be Jewish holiday focused, and take place during Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur, Passover, and Hanukkah.

Thanks to my agent, Cathie, this manuscript finally has a home. Someday I’ll go into explanation of how exactly this manuscript came to be, but for now I’m just going to say that I think it’s exactly where it’s supposed to be, and I can’t wait to get to work on it. Both my agent and my editor completely understand what to do with this book, and I am so glad to finally get it out into the world.


Writing Jewish romance is incredibly satisfying from a personal standpoint, because I get to create characters who are familiar to me (nope, still not based on me or anyone I know). But it’s also important for those books to get out into the world. Representation matters. As a white person, I have incredible privilege. But as a Jewish woman, those rights are not always guaranteed. And even though there are incredible authors who are marginalized in ways I will never experience, Jewish romance is also often pushed to the side, waiting for someone who knows what to do with it. The more books published by Jewish authors, the better it will be for Jewish writers in the future. And, quite honestly, the more books published by marginalized authors from any background, the better it is for all of us.


So if you haven’t yet read a book by a marginalized author—authors of color, LGBTQIA+ authors, Jewish authors, Muslim authors, Indigenous authors, Asian authors, to name just a few, go out and find them. Read them. Review them. Talk them up with your friends. Suggest them to your book clubs. Borrow them or request them from your libraries. You may just find your newest, most favorite author.


  1. I am so stinking proud of you, dear girl!!! can't wait to read them!!!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Peggy. I really appreciate it.

  2. Congratulations! This is wonderful!

  3. Wow, Jennifer!!! - what an amazing feat you've accomplished - you're so deserving- I"m so happy for you & wishing you much success & god bless!

  4. Hey Jennifer- I left the above comment- I didn't realize I was under "anonymous"! - You must be over the moon - still! Huge congratulations!!!!!