It has been the most amazing few weeks.
First, if you haven’t seen my latest news, check out the following announcement from Publisher’s Marketplace:
May 4, 2016: Author of the forthcoming YA Letters to the Lost Brigid Kemmerer’s A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY, in which a prince is cursed to relive the autumn of his eighteenth year after spurning the wrong woman, until he can convince another to love him; when the commander of his guard abducts a tough-as-nails teen from our world, she is pulled into his cursed land…and the only way out is to fall in love, to Mary Kate Castellani at Bloomsbury Children’s, in a major deal, in a two-book deal, at auction, by Mandy Hubbard at Emerald City Literary Agency (world).
Second (as if that’s not enough!!), today, I get to reveal the most amazing cover for LETTERS TO THE LOST (link goes to Goodreads):
Juliet Young has always written letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.
Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.
When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither of them knows that they’re not actually strangers. When real life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart. This emotional, compulsively-readable romance will sweep everyone off their feet.
Available April 4, 2017, from Bloomsbury
I am SO in love with this cover, I can’t even tell you. I think my favorite detail is that the art director hand wrote some of the letters from the book and superimposed them onto the flower petals. This cover is my life. I want to frame it and roll around with it. Unless that sounds weird. And even then.
What do you guys think? I would love to hear your thoughts! And tell me what’s new! I feel like we haven’t talked in FOREVER. Seriously. What is going on out there?? Tell me everything.