Have any of you seen Mary Poppins Returns yet? It’s adorable. And there’s an entire scene dedicated to not judging a book by its cover. I agree with that 99 percent of the time, but if you wanted to judge STEALING HOME by it’s *cough* glorious *cough, cough* cover that would be just fine by me.
This cover makes me think warm, flirty, fun, summer romance. And that’s pretty much what will be on the pages too.
What do you think?USA Today’s Happy Ever After did the reveal a few days ago, and so many lovely people said so many kind things about it.
I have to thank my publisher, Page Street, and my cover designer, Rosie Stewart, for doing such excellent work!If the cover teases you enough to want to know what the story is about, here’s the official back cover blurb:
Seventeen-year-old Ryan Russell can’t afford to strike out on her dreams.
Ryan has life perfectly planned. She’s going to take over her family’s team, the Buckley Beavers, and become one of the only female General Managers in minor league baseball.
Then Sawyer Campbell shows up, and Ryan’s carefully laid plans are thrown a major curveball. Sawyer is far more charming than the arrogant jocks she usually manages, though fraternizing is against every rule in the Beavers’ handbook.
But after figuring out the desperate state of the team’s finances, Ryan will have to take risks in order to save her future. She teams up with Sawyer, using his star power to draw in sponsors. But the more time she spends with him, the harder it becomes to play by the rules. Is his partnership the key to saving the Beavers, or a distraction she can’t afford?
You can (and should) add it to your Goodreads shelf here!
More news to come!
Okay….wow. I was totally not anticipating this! The front of THE SKYLIGHTER cover has that cool Northern Lights thing going on, but check this out:
Instead of using a plain backdrop, they put the blurbs (which are *squee* totally awesome) over a photo of Rafi’s torso! I LOVE the blue accent color they used for the authors’ and reviewers’ names and titles.
Here’s what it looks like all laid out:
The pictures and the jpgs I posted earlier do not do it justice. It’s beautiful wrapped around a book in a way I didn’t expect until I held it in my hands. Many thanks to the crew at Simon & Schuster/Margaret McElderry for their fabulous work!
And they’re good!!
Professional reviews are a little terrifying…who am I kidding… A LOT terrifying. They can determine whether or not your book will be recommended to schools, libraries, and even book stores.
My editor sent me my reviews today and this gif:
Because that’s exactly what I did (but maybe not as gracefully) when I read these: