Today Month9Books and I are revealing the cover and first chapter of my debut YA novel THERE ONCE WERE STARS, which releases April 26, 2016! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to be one of the first readers to receive a eGalley!!
A quick note on why I love my cover:
I have anticipated this moment for months—the moment I would be able to share my cover with all of you! When I first laid eyes on the cover for THERE ONCE WERE STARS I was immediately drawn to the stars and how they are escaping their glass prison. In my novel, the main character, Natalia Greyes, is also locked in a glass prison: her home, Dome 1618.
During Nat’s childhood the stars became more visible in the sky, after being blocked by darkness for decades after the Cleansing Wars. Like the stars, Nat is a symbol of change as she transforms from a naïve youth into a strong teen, who searches for her place in her tiny world of Dome 1618, and dreams of escaping to the outside one day. But my favorite detail of all is th...
It was a kismet meeting today, when I ran into Ted Dyck, editor at TRANSITION. He had extra copies of the Winter 2015 edition, fresh off the presses, featuring my first traditionally published piece, a personal essay titled PAPER DOLLS.
The local bookstore, Post Horizon Booksellers, hosted a book signing with W.P. Kinsella himself. I was able to find a number of gems hidden within the bookshelves and also picked up Kinsella's newest collection.