Showing posts from June, 2019

Cover Reveal for an ALL NEW SERIES Part 11!

Today my main character finally gets to make his debut appearance on the cover of his book! Unfortunately, I can't tell you his name or it would spoil the title. (Oops! I just gave you a hint!) But you do get to meet this adorable (he'd hate to be called that) eleven year old.

Every part of this character was well executed by my fabulous illustrator, Sean Bova. (Bet you almost thought I'd forget to mention him again. Never!) Sean is truly incredible. From the first moment I described the character, Sean understood my vision. It was as if he were able to see directly inside my head. Not just what he looks like, but the clothes he wears, his funny quirks, and his interactions with other characters. I feel extremely lucky that Sean and I were able to connect for this series. It's been a privilege to work with him.

Take a minute and look close at each of the characters. Notice their clothing choices, the items they're holding, and even their hairstyles. This is a clue …

Cover Reveal for an ALL NEW SERIES Part 10!


We've reached tile ten.

This piece reveals tons of information about the story.

First, you get a little more of the title. Well, the subtitle. You may be able to figure out what it says at this point.

Second, for those who've been wondering what four kids, a weird monster, an army of red-eyed teddy bears, and a school bus all have in common, this may just tie it together! Look closely. See that black oval shape with glowing lights? The one just behind the title. It's hovering over the school. Yup, that one! That's what I'm talking about. It's a UFO.

Third, I'm giving you another hint. It's not in the cover. It's about pre-order. Yup. You can preorder this book on July 2nd! That's only a week away! I hope you're excited about grabbing your copy as I am for you to read it!

Until next time!

Cover Reveal for an ALL NEW SERIES Part 9!

Today's tile reveals a BIG piece of the pie, I mean title. Why am I thinking about pie? So hungry. Excuse me, I'm very distracted.

Anyway, back to the cover reveal. Yes, a piece of the title. If you've heard me talk about this book over the past half a decade, then you've probably guessed which story it is. If not, see if you can try to piece it together!

Stay tuned for the last three tiles and one more hint! (Hint: it's about the preorder!)

Cover Reveal for an ALL NEW SERIES Part 8!

Well, we've reached the eighth tile. Eight out of twelve. That's 3/4 of the way there. 
This cover reveal will be wrapping up in just four days and that's a bit bittersweet for me. As I mentioned way back on the first post, this book has taken quite a journey. It wasn't always about the destination for me. It was about the journey I was on. Not just as a writer and artist but as a friend, as a mother, as a wife, and as a mentor. Much like the characters in my book, it really is a bit surreal to have been on this awesome, fantastical, inspiring adventure. 
Today's reveal is my name. That may not seem like much to you, but to me, it's everything. To see my name on the cover of a book is about as amazing as it gets. I'm grateful for the opportunity to write books for children as well as for the people who love and influence those kids. It's a calling and a privilege and I'm humbled by it. Thank you for putting my books in the hands of readers. That'…

Cover Reveal for an ALL NEW SERIES Part 7!

We are halfway there! Let me say that again. WE ARE HALFWAY THERE!
Phew! Thank you for hanging out with me. I've loved sharing this reveal with you.

Last time I got a little emotional on you. I also revealed the release month for this super secret and special book. Today, though, I'm not going to do either of those things. Nope.

Today you get a little tiny piece of the title. There might be enough there to try to puzzle it out in your head. (See what I did there? haha!)

Today you also get a GREAT BIG piece of the story. There's definitely enough there to tell you where things might be going in this crazy book of mine.

For starters there's a creature. I'll let you guess what kind.

Second, you've probably figured that this book has more than one really special character. In fact, from this tile, you can see FOUR! Yup. Four characters. Four odd, amazing, funny, silly characters. Dang. I love this gang.

Third, I just revealed something in that last paragraph.


Cover Reveal for an ALL NEW SERIES Part 6!

Were you able to guess the title from the last tile reveal? If not, then I'm sorry to say today's puzzle piece won't help you out at all. It will, however, give you an awesome peak at a piece of the story.

See that bus there on the side? Yup. A bus. Okay, I know, I know. How can a bus reveal anything about the story? Well, it does! But you'll just have to read the book to find out. I'm getting ahead of myself though. You won't be able to do that until September. DOH!

I just revealed something else. The release month! It's just three months away! I can't believe this baby will finally be out in the world and in reader's hands in THREE MONTHS!

This is surreal for me. Honestly, when my publisher closed in 2016, I was so lost. I never thought I'd write another book let alone publish one. But here I am just months away from a book release of a story I adore. I know this journey has been long - I'm not just talking about the cover reveal, but my a…

Cover Reveal for an ALL NEW SERIES Part 5!

Did you have a great Monday? I hope so. The good news is, if you didn't, well it's Wednesday. You know what that means! Time for more puzzle pieces in this cover reveal!

Today's tile is super exciting because you're getting a piece of the title! Crazy right?! Did you notice I didn't even tell you the title this whole time during the reveal? I could have mentioned it at the beginning but, like I said way back on the first post about this cover, I didn't want to divulge too much. Even sharing the title might give it away. So I figured, hey, why not up the suspense and keep that part quiet, too! See if you can guess the title.

Cover Reveal for an ALL NEW SERIES Part 4!

Happy June! Where did the month of May disappear to? It seemed to zoom right past. I haven't forgotten what I promised you though. So it's time for more cover reveal fun!

I know I was cruel. Last week's reveal didn't actually reveal too much. Hmmm...or did it? That third tile had a pivotal plot piece behind it. (Also, that may have been a bit too much alliteration.)

This week you're in luck! Our fourth piece is ready to go! Look closely. Really study it. I think you'll find some interesting tid bits there. If it's not making sense just yet, don't worry - I'll be back on Wednesday for more of the reveal!