Janet Johnson (MsVerbose on QT) has signed with agent Victoria Marini of Irene Goodman Literary Agency.
But giving up on this book? Pretty much after every rejection. As the rejections mounted, I was just certain my book was no good, and that I should just move on and consider this a practice run. The thing that kept me going was reading others' success stories, and reminding myself that 1) You never know what will happen with each agent. Just because one rejects, doesn't mean another will. 2) It only takes one yes. And 3) What do I have to lose? Really you only lose by not trying.
When her best friend's house is threatened with foreclosure, ten-year-old Annie Jenkins is full of ideas to save it: selling her appendix on eBay, winning the lottery, facing down the bankers . . . anything to keep Jason from moving.
Problem is, Jason's out-of-work dad blows up at the smallest things. One little trip to the ER, and they're grounded from each other for two weeks. Still, Annie is determined.
So when she tracks a lost treasure to Jason's backyard (smack dab in their turkey pen), she's certain it's the answer to all their problems. Now all she has to do is convince Jason to ignore his father's short fuse and overcome her own paralyzing fear of turkeys. It should be a snap. But when her plan goes terribly wrong, Annie discovers there are worse things than your best friend moving away.
THE PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY FRIENDSHIP is a 50,000-word contemporary middle grade novel about the stickiness of friendship.