I can't believe in my total blabbing of my California adventure I almost forgot to upload my new cover! This is the cover for my first Berkley Jam book - "Boys that Bite". Is it not fabulous? I love it. I think it looks very Gossip Girls'esque and will perhaps attract adults as well as teens. (As I think the book itself might.)
It's funny actually, now that I'm thinking about it. I came up with the concept and title for "Boys that Bite" on the plane ride back from Nationals last year (Dallas). At the time I was an unpublished author and was a bit depressed at seeing all the successful writers at the conference. I didn't think I had a prayer to become published.
But then this crazy idea came to me out of nowhere. A girl who accidentally (through a case of mistaken identity) gets bitten by a vampire a week before prom. How fun would that be? The more I thought about it, the more excited I became. Unfortunately, I didn't have a pen and was itching the entire first leg of the trip to write down my idea, but to no avail. During my layover I ran to the store, bought a pen and paper and scribbled down the prologue on the way back to Boston. Now a year later I have a book out already and this one will be out in April. How cool would it have been to have a crystal ball and to have seen my cover one year from the book's inception?
It just goes to show, in this business, you have to have faith and you can't ever, ever give up.
Anyway - I'd love to know what you all think!