Sunday, February 8, 2009
Look at This Cover!
Have you guys seen Lauren Baratz-Logsted's cover for Crazy Beautiful yet? It's completely drool-worthy. If you want, you can stick this cool countdown timer on your blog/MySpace/etc. Just click on the Share button. Some more D100D Launch Week links: I totally out myself about my bad habits at Book Chic's Blog. I admit, I haven't really worked on a few of these... A brilliant review of The Dust of 100 Dogs from Valentina's Room! How wonderful that she lives just down the road from where I started writing novels in Dublin 16 years ago! I love stuff like that. Here's a blurb: "If you like strong women characters, pirates and great storytelling, you have to read this book. For all the others, read it anyway. I think this is going to be the must-read book of the year." A shout out for the awesome D100D cover art! Maximum respect to cover designer Gavin Duffy. Another wicked-great review from Melissa from Poised at the Edge. A blurb: "A.S. King’s stunning debut is part history lesson, part dog training manual, part modern coming of age story. It dazzles with its risky originality and its shameless girl-power. Emer/Saffron is powerful, intelligent, willful protagonist that the sisterhood just has to love!" And a guest essay about my first and worst jobs, "How All Those Stupid Jobs Helped Me Make a Writing Career" at The Debutante Ball got an interesting discussion going about completely unrelated things. But the REAL news today is: WE HAVE UNDER TEN CONTESTANTS FOR THE ONGOING CONTEST!! This could mean a few things. 1. People are hibernating. 2. People are sick of being made to work their brains for free stuff. (Too bad.) 3. Everyone is either at Comic Con or Love is Murder. 4. Counting by twos is boring - we want more Mad Libs. 5. Who cares what it means? More for us! (And a faster result, too.) There are 8 hours left to enter. Tell your friends! Oo! And here's another picture. (Is Borders stocking this in fantasy or is that just a coincidence?) Thanks to Book Chic for this one! xo