Cover Reveal for NOT OUR SUMMER

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Hi all, and Happy almost-Halloween! I hope everyone stays safe but still manages to have some fun tomorrow. We plan to do some drive thru trick-or-treating, party a little at home, and maybe even venture out to a haunted maze in our small town. My kids are looking forward to it.

Though it feels somewhat strange to talk about my summertime book during the fall (especially with all the nasty weather we’ve had lately), here I am doing it again. But I have good reason this time because today is a super special day in my journey to publication: IT’S THE COVER REVEAL DAY FOR NOT OUR SUMMER!!!

That’s right. My book has a real cover, created by a super-talented artist named Monica Garwood. Seriously, take a look at her Instagram–she’s amazing!

The really cool thing about my cover design process is that I got to have some say in it, and this isn’t common with big publishers from what I hear. But my agent is awesome and she was able to get me a “cover consult” clause in my contract, and I actually came up with the initial idea of what you’ll see below. Of course, Monica and my team at Running Press put their spin on things, and I think it all turned out wonderfully.

FYI: my cover was officially revealed earlier today through YA Books Central. If you go to that post, you can enter the giveaway for one of three early copies being given away by my publisher!

But without further ado, here is the cover of NOT OUR SUMMER!

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Amazing, right? I still get a little emotional every time I see my two characters–K.J. and Becka– brought to life through art, and they turned out even better than I first imagined them.

The dream of seeing one of my books come to fruition has been a long time in the making, as I’m sure many of you know, and I would love for you to share this post (or the one from YABC) to spread the word about NOT OUR SUMMER and its upcoming release (5/11/2021).

You can also add NOT OUR SUMMER to your Goodreads shelf here and preorder your very own copy from any of the following book vendors:

Note: Amazon is currently experiencing some problems with book preorders so I’m not listing their link at this time.

 

Happy, happy day for me in the midst of all this 2020 mess. I hope seeing my cover brought a smile to your face as well. 🙂

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