This is totally not even a real post. I’m just the most excited and want to show you all my book cover because I have permission to share it with you right now. I KNOW! Are we the most excited? I know I am. I saw it for the first time on Saturday, and this is the final-final edit. This is what you will see if/when you buy my book and you hold it in your hot little hand and/or look at it on your e-reader screen. I KNOW!
You can click to make it bigger and read all the texty-text, I think.
Did you? Did you click? Probably you were all, “that cover photo is GORGEOUS, where did you GET it?” Well, if you clicked, you already know, but if you didn’t, I will totally tell you. A couple of months ago, Jenn (my wonderful publisher over at Luna Station Press) asked if I had any ideas for the cover. And I’d been kicking around an idea, but I wasn’t sure if she’d like it. So I said, “I do have this idea…I have this friend who’s just an amazing photographer. And I think his photos would fit really well with the title I chose. I was thinking of asking him if he’d be interested in providing a photo for the cover. Is that something we can do?”
Jenn immediately emailed back all “Yes, ask him, photos FTW!” Whew. Good. Sometimes I get ideas and I THINK they’re good, but then I tell them to someone else and they’re all, “Um…are you on the crack cocaine, Amy?”
So I emailed Ken and put forth my proposition and even though he is INSANELY busy getting a whole damn NEWSPAPER off the ground, he was 197,000% on board. Have I mentioned lately how fantastic Ken is? What’s that? Yes, I have? Who cares, Charlie, I’m doing it again. Ken is AMAZING, you guys. He took time out of GETTING A NEWSPAPER UP AND RUNNING to do this for me. And when the photo needed to be retaken? He totally went out and did it AGAIN. (Thank you, Ken. Thank you, Ken. THANK YOU KEN.)
And then Jenn worked her magic and put in the photo of me (and I don’t even look like a kook!) and is it not the most gorgeous thing you’ve ever seen? I mean, sincerely. I’m biased, it’s true, but look at that cover! That cover photo could not be more perfect there. I am so happy with it. I seriously think I’ve opened up this JPEG about fifty times since Saturday just to look at it and grin and spin around a little.
So, there it is! Goes on sale August 1! Less than 3 weeks away! I can’t wait for you all to read it! Eeeee!