I’ve been looking forward to this post for a long time. Because, as you can see from the above image, I finally get to share the cover of my book with you. Go ahead, spend some time with it—there’s no rush!
My regular readers (Hi! Thank you!) will certainly recognize a few things. Like Mavis. Or The Vivianne. Or Matt’s Funfetti Cake. Or my grandma’s Belgian Waffles. (If you can’t see what I'm talking about, don’t worry. After a few more paragraphs of text, there’s a semi-annotated version—I just couldn’t help myself!)
My regular readers (Hi again! Thank you!) might remember that I’ve actually had the book cover for a little while, and so perhaps you’re wondering why I’m only now unveiling it. Well, in short, because I didn’t want you to get sick of me talking about the book when we were still nine months out from publication. But now that we’re down to just four short months (some of them holiday-filled), I’m going to start saying things like this: please pre-order my book!
Speaking of pre-ordering, I’ve created this landing page for the book, full of generous blurbs and lots of links to places where you can pre-order it. (Very unfortunately, because of a cutthroat negotiating tactic meant to put pressure on my publisher, Hachette, you cannot pre-order the book on Amazon). But don’t get toooooo discouraged! <—I’m mostly talking to myself here. You can order it anywhere else books are sold, and of course, you can always call your local bookstore and ask them to order it for you. If you chose this latter option, that would mean the WORLD to me.
Relatedly, we are in the middle of planning a little book tour. Right now, this consists of four cities: Los Angeles; NYC; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Raleigh, North Carolina. If you live in any of these cities, I would LOVE to meet you and really hope that I get to! If you don’t live in any of these cities and want me (and Teddy) (and maybe even Matt?) to come to your town, then the only other option is to make this book a bestseller, which will in turn, allow my publisher to spend more money on marketing the book, which in turn, will allow me and my family to travel without paying for everything ourselves! Sound like a plan? Great! Let’s dooooooooo it!
OK, so, here’s that annotated version of the cover:
Until next week!