Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Hey, everyone,

I am thrilled and humbled to share this news: 

                            Nancy Paulsen will be publishing my debut picture book, ROCKY! 

Thanks to my awesome agent, Kathleen Rushall, for sending my little pebble out into the world. And thanks to Nancy for believing in him once he arrived. I can't wait to start working with her!

Here's the Publisher's Marketplace announcement.

April 21, 2014 - ROCKY by Jody Jensen Shaffer
Children's Picture Book
     Jody Jensen Shaffer's ROCKY, about a little pebble trying to find his place in the world alongside some famous relatives complete with informational backmatter, to Nancy Paulsen at Nancy Paulsen Books, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).


  1. YAY Jody & Kathleen! So thrilled for you and can't wait to pick up a copy! :-)

  2. Hooray, Jody!!! I'm so happy to hear your good news! Congratulations!! The story sounds like a fun one.

  3. Congratulations, Jody!! Love that blurb!

  4. So awesome! You have a winner with this one--congrats!

  5. Jody! I just saw this on the blue boards - THRILLED for you! I will be first in line!

  6. Lindsay!!!!! So great to hear from you!!! Thanks, buddy.

  7. Hey, Jody! I totally missed this post so am really late to the party, but still wanted to send my Congratulations! This is awesome news!!!!! So happy for you! :)

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    1. I can just imagine! Has there been a release day set?