Thursday, March 3, 2016

Introducing STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO

I have a new book coming in October, 2016.
We've been kinda quiet about it.
We're sneaky.

So today the generous Karen Jensen revealed the cover for the book over on her SLJ blog. 
It included an interview, which is why you should click on that link even though I'm posting the cover art below. It's a good interview.

The gist of the book:

A heartbreaking story of a talented teenage artist’s surreal awakening to the horrifically unoriginal brokenness of her family from critically acclaimed award-winner A.S. King. 

Sarah can’t draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has “done the art.” She thinks she’s having an existential crisis. And she might be right; she does keep running into past and future versions of herself as she explores the urban ruins of Philadelphia. Or maybe she’s finally waking up to the tornado that is her family, the tornado that six years ago sent her once-beloved older brother flying across the country for a reason she can’t quite recall. After decades of staying together “for the kids” and building a family on a foundation of lies and violence, Sarah’s parents have reached the end. Now Sarah must come to grips with years spent sleepwalking in the ruins of their toxic marriage. As Sarah herself often observes, nothing about her pain is remotely original —and yet it still hurts. Insightful, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, this is a vivid portrait of everyday abuse and survival that will linger with readers long after the last page.





Isn't it awesome?
More on this book as we move forward.
For release date and all that stuff, go check out Karen's blog. 

More on other stuff soon, too.