For Immediate Release

Date: September 31, 2015
Contact: Christopher Loke,
Subject: Jolly Fish Press Acquires Elana Johnson’s New YA Sci-Fi Series

PROVO, UT—Jolly Fish Press (JFP) has successfully acquired The Rift Walkers series in a two-book deal from popular YA author Elana Johnson. Rift, the series’ first installment, is scheduled for a Fall 2016 release followed by Mend, the final book in the series the following Spring. The deal was sold to acquisition editor Kenna Blaylock.

Seventeen-year-old Saige Phillips can’t help holding on to the hope that she’ll find Chloe, her twin who went missing five years ago. After all, Saige sees echoes of Chloe sitting in the window and skipping down the stairs. Then Price, a guy her age, shows up in the middle of her room, saying he’s from the future. He has the same blue film clinging to him that Saige has seen on Chloe, and she realizes that her twin went through the rift.
As Saige searches for answers in her time, she’s met with secret after secret, all coming back to one source: her physicist mother. 
Price lives in the year 2073 and knows time shouldn’t be played with. What he doesn’t know is why the rift opens now, or how he can stop it. The deeper Price digs, the harder the truth is to swallow. His father willfully violating the global time travel initiative is one thing. Stealing the rift site from Saige’s mother is quite another. And kidnapping—or worse—to cover everything up takes things too far. 
When the rift begins to show signs of overuse and instability, Price is desperate to close it before it explodes. Saige will do anything to keep it open long enough to find Chloe. In this dangerous game with time, someone’s bound to lose.

Elana is the author of The Possession Trilogy (Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret) published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster). Schoolteacher by day, query ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog ( or Twitter (@ElanaJ). She also co-founded the QueryTracker blog and WriteOnCon, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers, a blog written by young adult science fiction and fantasy authors.

Film and TV rights for The Rift Walkers series will be brokered by The Gotham Group. All other subsidiary rights are available through the publisher. Both titles for the series will be distributed by Independent Publisher Group (IPG). For information and to request a review copy, please contact Christopher Loke at

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