Cover Story and YA Scramble Wrap Up!

ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF MY GIVEAWAY!!!!! The very first signed print edition of Winnemucca [with a 3 BONUS CHAPTER SNEAK PEEK of 13 on Halloween] and a Winnemucca coffee cup goes to….drumroll….. Aimee! YAYYYYY!!! I’ll be emailing you Aimee with the details:) Thanks so much for playing the YA Scramble yesterday. So much fun talking setting over at Just Left of Imagination Avenue.

YA SCRAMBLERS! The grand prize winner will be announced tomorrow!

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL: In honor of my new release of 13 on Halloween on Sept. 20, I am very excited to announce that all my Kindle books will be 99 cents until October:) YAY! And my release day interview will be with the AMAZING Abbi Glines!

And now for a little story about Winnemucca’s cover. The photo was taken by my hubby Joe. It is a photo of Highway 33 where we meet Ginny, a seventeen-year-old girl who is just beginning her enchanted road trip to her true self. One foot in front of the other. Her walk will take her to the state prison just outside of town. You see a glimpse of the prison on the right hand side of the cover, complete with barbed wire fences and a guard tower. When Joe went to take the photo, I really wanted a picture of the Avenal State Prison sign too. Because it is there at the sign that Ginny becomes A Child of The Road. After Joe took this photo he drove further up the road and took a few pictures of the sign, when he was swarmed with sheriffs. They asked him what he was doing. I wish I could have heard the convo. In my head it goes something like this: My wife wrote a book and the main character takes an enchanted road trip…Um. Our bad. Note to self: can’t take pictures of prisons. The sheriffs were nice enough but deleted a bunch of photos on Joe’s camera. I’m super happy that they didn’t arrest him and even happier that they didn’t delete this photo, one of two I used to make the cover.

And waaalaaa! You have the cover:) No, they’re not my legs. But sometimes it’s fun to say they are! hee-hee

What lengths have you gone to to get your photos? I’d love to know:)

Tomorrow, in honor of Back To School, the YA Indie Carnival comes to town to talk Back to School scenes and stories. Stop by and check it out!

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