Hop on over to Mod Podge Bookshelf, where the lovely Gabrielle Carolina is hosting a FLYAWAY giveaway – enter to win either a hardback or paperback copy. And while you’re there, read my post about my two covers.
Which one do you like best?
Oops! For some reason, I’ve had it in my brain that October 29th was the release date for the paperback edition of FLYAWAY. But I just checked my original email from my editor and realized that it released…yesterday!
Isn’t the new cover gorgeous? I don’t want to say too much about it, because I want you to read the post I wrote about my two covers, which will be up at The Mod Podge Bookshelf later this week. Be sure to stop by, because it includes a giveaway.
In the meantime, I’ll just say, Happy Paperback Book Birthday to me!
This is what a dream come true looks like:
Yes, my box of FLYAWAY hardcovers arrived from the publisher yesterday, and they are gorgeous!
The cover colors are so much richer than on the ARC, and although I haven’t read through it yet, I’m sure there’s not a typo in sight.
You know what I’ll be giving my family members for the holidays this year, and I’d like to give you one of these babies, too! Here’s how to enter to win a hot-off-the-press hardcover copy of FLYAWAY:
Comment on this post. Yup, it’s that simple. But if you want to earn yourself extra entries, do one or more of the following:
1. Follow my blog by clicking the “Entries RSS” at the bottom right of my blog page. This will take you to RSS feeds of the blog. On the right there’s an option to subscribe by email. Click that and you’re done!
2. Like my Facebook author page.
3. Add FLYAWAY to your “to read” list on Goodreads.
4. Share a link to this post on Twitter.
So, to recap, just comment on this post and tell me what else you did (if anything). I’ll give you one entry for commenting and an additional entry for each extra step you took. You have until Tuesday, Nov. 22nd at 10 p.m. PST to enter, and I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd.
And if you’d rather have an ARC than a hardcover, you have one more week to enter my Goodreads giveaway.
I couldn’t sleep last night. I woke up all bleary eyed and dreamy, and I can’t concentrate on anything. No, there’s not a new man in my life. I’m just in love with my cover.
It’s been a long road getting to a cover I adore. The initial proposed design just didn’t work for me – the tone felt wrong, and the image didn’t reflect the content of the book. But this one? YES! The girl looks exactly like the main character who’s been inhabiting my head for the past few years. Her pants give you a taste of Stevie’s eccentric sense of style, and the wings behind her hint at the bird-rescue subplot in my novel, as well as the theme of escape.
But what I love most is her face. She looks afraid, yet determined; vulnerable, yet strong. In short, exactly like I hope readers will find Stevie to be.
I’m not the only one with a gorgeous cover. Here are some of my favorite covers of 2011 debut novels:
WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE
Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, Fall 2011
Simon Pulse, Fall 2011
THE FAERIE RING
Tor Books – MacMillan, Fall 2011
Disney Hyperion, May 2011
Harper Colins, in bookstores now!