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Monday, July 22, 2013

My Book Has a COVER!!





Hi All!

I somehow won the Lucky Duck lottery and have
a book coming out next summer from
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

THE ACTUAL & TRUTHFUL
ADVENTURES OF BECKY THATCHER
is part origin story, part retelling of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer from Becky Thatcher's point of view.

The cover artist is Iacopo Bruno, who has done THIS COVER:

Lauren Oliver's The Spindlers

and THIS COVER:
Soman Chainani's The School for Good and Evil


and THIS COVER:
M.M. Vaughan's The Ability


and THIS COVER:
Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, Italian version

WANT TO SEE MINE???

A sneak peek of Becky Thatcher herself is below, but head over to the WriteOnCon blog (click the link below) to see the whole thing!
*By the way, if you want to leave a comment over there (and I LOVE comments!), you might have to click on READ MORE at the bottom of the post, then scroll down :)*

69 comments:

  1. Wow! What an awesome cover! You must be beyond thrilled!

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  2. Oh, goodie--another place to squee over your awesome cover! I'm such a fan of Iacopo's work! I especially love his cover for BLISS. But BECKY THATCHER takes the cake. :)

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    1. Don't you mean Gladys Gatsby takes the cake? :)

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  3. Oh, Jess!!! I am so excited for this! Yay for Becky!! and what a gorgeous cover!!!!!

    Shelley

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    1. Thank you Shelley! Now there's only one more year to wait... :)

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  4. OH,OH, OH -- I LOVE it!! And I SO want this book for my classroom!
    You must be over the moon with excitement.

    And having original artwork commissioned for your book (instead of stock images) is the best, isn't it? I love how you shared the other covers by this artist. I wonder if I can do the same when HC lets me reveal mine ...

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    1. Thank you Dianne! And by all means, get the book for your classroom :) I feel really lucky that Iacopo signed up for the project!

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    2. And I'm looking forward to your reveal!!

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  5. OMGosh, I love it so much!! It's so cool, the artist is awesome. I saw the tweet from your agent and dashed over to WriteOnCon to see it. AMAZING!

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  6. Congratulations, Jess! So happy to hear your good news, and I love the cover.

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  7. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

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    1. Aw, thanks Catherine! And thanks for posting about it on your blog!

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  8. OMG!!! I'm SO excited for you!!! She's beautiful!!!!! :D

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I take that as an extra compliment coming from you~ The Binding Stone is GORGEOUS :)

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  9. Congrats!!! This looks awesome :)

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  10. That is wonderful news, Jess! I'm so happy for you! It couldn't happen to a nicer person.

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  11. I've been debating about whether I want to read Finn by Jon Clinch, a book about Huck Finn's father.
    What's with all the Mark Twain related stuff lately?

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    1. I guess something's in the water. His autobiography was released in 2010, 100 years after his death, so maybe that prompted an interest, though that's not what prompted my story. Hope you enjoy Finn if you end up reading it :)

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    2. Oh, yeah, that's true.
      I want to read that: the autobiography, that is. I keep meaning to put it on my list and, then, forgetting. I should go do that now.

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  12. Congratulations, Jess!! To hear your book is being published is fantastic news. The cover is awesome. Can't wait to read the book. :-) Best of luck with everything...

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    1. Oh thank you Kenda! I always find words of inspiration in your blog and photos, and your congrats means a lot :_

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    2. Aaaaaaand that last part was supposed to be a smiley face sign :) Fingers must be getting tired...

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    3. I appreciate you, Jess! You've always been an encouragement to me :-)

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  13. Oh, I love it! What fantastic cover art. Congratulations!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Seriously, woman, GO REST!!! :) (thank you)

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  15. Congrats Jess! SO excited for you. You should e-mail me and we can do an interview at Literary Rambles when your book releases. How awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much, Natalie! I would LOVE to do an interview over at Literary Rambles next year :)

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  16. Classy cover Jess. You must be thrilled, and congrats on the upcoming release.

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  17. Wow! How did I miss this? Congrats!! I'm soooo happy for you!!

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    1. Thank you! I never did an agent or book deal post, so it might seem kind of out of the blue :)

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  18. Congratulations, Jess! I LOVE the theme and can't wait to read it - I am such a huge fan of Tom Sawyer and Huck. Yea for you!

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  19. I can't wait to see it! That's SOOOOOO awesome! Heading over there now :)

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  20. Wow, congratulations. So happy for you! And what a brilliant idea: Tom Sawyer's tale from Becky's viewpoint. I'll bet even Twain would have liked that!

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    1. Thank you! Not sure if Twain would necessarily be a fan~ I messed with his characters a bit :)

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  21. HUGE congrats!!! You need to add this to your profile, ASAP! I can't WAIT to read this. WOOT! *dances*

    How is your WIP coming along?

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    2. Thank you! Sending you an email about that WIP :)

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  22. Thank you.! Sending you an email about that WIP :)

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  23. CONGRATS! That's fantastic news, and the cover is just lovely. And you couldn't have landed with a more fabulous publishing house!

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    1. Thank you, and that's right! We're pub house sisters!

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  24. Oh, Jess! Congratulations! I had no idea you were getting published and that is just so exciting and fantastic- I'm so happy for you! I cannot wait to see the cover in full- such an amazing artist, whose work I really love! It already looks amazing! Congratulations again!

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    1. Thanks, Romi! So glad you like the artist and the cover!

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  25. I love your book cover artist! And that rendering of Becky, just on that face ALONE I want to read this book, but then to find out her relationship to Tom Sawyer. That title is perfect! Happy dance!

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    1. I love Iacopo's work, too~ he's pretty darn awesome! Thanks for the kind words :)

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  26. wowzer, Jess, Bruno is such an amazing artist! Such lovely characters on your cover as well! Congrats

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    1. Thank you! Yes, he's a one-of-a-kind artist!

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  27. WAIT! You have a book coming out??? How did I not know this? (DID I know this? I don't think so.) Anyway, huge congratulations! Am off to look at your cover now.

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    1. Yeah, I kind of skipped that "I got an agent" and "I got a book deal" posts~! Time got away from me and then the timing was just off :)

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