As Sir Terry Passes, Jaspa’s Journey Is Reborn

Thursday was a sad-happy day for me.

Sir Terry PratchettMost writers are influenced and inspired by those that come before. Their literary heroes, if you like. And right at the top of the list for Rich is the immensely talented and successful British author Sir Terry Pratchett, who sadly died on Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

So perhaps it’s fitting that on the same day Sir Terry shook hands with Death (one of the his most popular and likeable characters), Jaspa’s Journey, Rich’s series of travel-adventure novels about my exploits, got a new lease of life.

The original book in the Jaspa’s Journey series, The Great Migration, was first released by DreamCatcher Publishing in 2009. Unfortunately, after selling out two print runs and being named an award-winning finalist in USA Book News’ Best Books 2009, Jaspa’s Journey was put on hold when DreamCatcher’s owner passed away and the company closed.

Now, following several years in the wilderness, Jaspa’s Journey has finally found a new home at Speaking Volumes, a publishing house based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. On Thursday, Rich signed contracts that will not only bring The Great Migration back to print, but also the first two sequels: The Pride of London and Jaspa’s Waterloo.

The contracts are signed

The contracts are signed

And if that wasn’t already enough, Rich has also committed Jaspa’s Journey 4 through 10 to Speaking Volumes!

With Terry Pratchett’s passing, Thursday March 12th, 2015, will forever be a sad day for me. But it also represents the day Jaspa’s Journey broke through a symbolic wall and into a brighter day.

The future is looking Fantastic! Watch this space.

At the Post Office

At the Post Office

This post was inspired by the photo themes Wall (from Cheri of the Daily Post), Fantastic (from Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack?) and Brighten Up Your Day (from Nancy of Nancy Merrill Photography).

Janet was a bit shy, but the contracts are now on their way to New Mexico!

Janet was a bit shy, but the contracts are now on their way to New Mexico!

If you too were a fan of Sir Terry Pratchett, why not sign up and follow my continuing Journeys here at Jaspa’s Journal (on WordPress or Bloglovin’), or through my website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr?

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About Jaspa

Star of my own award-winning adventure novels, Jaspa's Journey. Geocaching addict & F1 fan. Adventure Journeyer & blogger extraordinaire. Check out my website: And don’t forget to download the books and see what the buzz is all about!
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17 Responses to As Sir Terry Passes, Jaspa’s Journey Is Reborn

  1. Sue says:

    So sorry to hear of Sir Terry’s passing! 😦 So exciting about the books though! Congratulations!

  2. Kathleen Pritchard says:

    Congratulations on the new contract! So exciting!

  3. Leya says:


  4. Best wishes for the continuing story of Jaspa’s Journey. Thanks for joining the challenge and brightening my day.

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  6. That is fantastic news. We always knew it would come to pass but when? Now!!! Congratulations to Jaspa and family!

  7. Amy says:

    Wow, how exciting! Thank you so much so sharing the fantastic news!! 🙂

  8. simaroseblossom says:

    Congrats on all of your success!

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