For the past…three years…I’ve had the privilege of calling Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie my critique partners. It has been an amazing journey as we’ve drafted, revised, queried, submitted and received offers in step. Today, I’m thrilled to be part of their cover reveal. *wipes joyful tears* I hope you all find critique partners as talented and wonderful as mine.
On to the reveal!!
CREED – November, 2014 from Flux
Three of us went in.
Three of us came out.
None of us even a shadow of who we once were.
About the Authors:
Trisha Leaver resides on Cape Cod with her husband, three children and one rather excitable black lab. She spent most of her childhood living inside her own mind, creating characters and stories that only a child’s imagination could dream up. She now spends her days breathing life into those characters, writing realistic fiction for young adults. Today, Trisha is a free-lance editor and a proud member of the SCBWI, YA Scream Queens, The Horror Writers Association, TheBookYards, and OneFourKidLit, a community of authors with debuts upcoming in 2014. More information about her solo and co-authored projects can be found at the links below.
Lindsay Currie lives in Chicago, Illinois with one incredibly patient hubby, three amazing kids and one adorable, but irreverent Bullmastiff named Sam. She graduated from Knox College in the heart of the Midwest and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She is a freelance editor for young adult, new adult and middle grade fiction, and is a proud member of SCBWI, The American Horror Writers Association, The YA Scream Queens and OneFourKidLit, a community of authors with debuts upcoming in 2014.
Dee Langley is seventeen and mere months away from total freedom and a life where state social workers, counselors, and foster parents don’t dictate her every move. She has spent years trying to eke out a normal existence, hiding from her past and walking the tenuous line between denial and self-preservation. A weekend away with her boyfriend, Luke, and his brother, Mike, seems like the perfect opportunity to forget and start over. Little does Dee know that she’s just trading one hell for another.
When an unexpected storm and a lack of gas force their car off the road, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves with no other choice but to wander into the nearby town of Purity Springs for help. But it’s not good Samaritans they find, but rather complete and utter silence, every store and every house abandoned. Forced to seek shelter in one of the deserted homes, they uncover a disturbing book with explicit instructions on how to correctly rear a child, complete with a hand written record of its use. It’s not until the next morning, however, that they discover the alarming truth – the town isn’t abandoned; it is populated by a deadly cult, and the leader, Elijah Hawkins, has plans for the three of them. The group’s only hope for survival lies in the hands of Elijah’s son, Joseph. But is Joseph really their ticket to freedom or is his game just as deadly as his father’s?
Mark it to read on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17720829-creed
Vote for it on the 2014 Debut Authors Challenge: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/47089.2014_Debut_Author_Challenge_YA_MG_NA_
ARE YOU READY FOR THE COVER?!?!
Doesn’t make you shiver? The cold, snow-blasted landscape, the hunched shoulders of the characters, the two who are close and the third who is just a bit distant…it’s PERFECT for the story.
And if the cover doesn’t give you the chills, the story is sure to do it! Look for it November!
Next week these ladies have agreed to be interviewed as part of Editor’s Note. Look for their lessons on Tuesday and Thursday!!