Two-fer Tuesday - 2 great new covers...plus a toe

This is gonna' be a quick one, but you guys don't mind, do you? I mean, you're all in a chocolate-induced-half-coma anyway, right? Which obviously should make you want to read - or at least order something to read - or maybe preorder something to read (don't worry, I have a point).

So, last November, we didn't have nearly as many followers as we do now, but erica was able to convince a few of her author-friends to come down here to our lil'-ol'-blog and talk about their self-published, traditionally-published, and soon-to-be-published books. It was super fun and you should go back and read them - we tagged them all as November Author Series over there in the sidebar, so just search for it. It'll be worth it. Go ahead. Then come back for updates. There are two that I have for you today (plus a toe, don't worry, it will make sense in a minute).

Gae Polisner's shiny new cover:

Come on, you know you want to read this book just from the cover (and our interview, of course). You can, on May 10th. Plus, you know what?? She's got blurbs. You heard me. Blurbs. Great ones. From great authors we would all die to get blurbed by. You want this book.

From Amazon: While Nick Gardner’s family is falling apart, his best friend, Scooter, is dying from a freak disease. The Scoot’s final wish is that Nick and their quirky classmate, Jaycee Amato, deliver a prized first-edition copy of Of Mice and Men to the Scoot’s father. There’s just one problem: the Scoot’s father walked out years ago and hasn’t been heard from since. So, guided by Steinbeck’s life lessons, and with only the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off to find him. Characters you’ll want to become friends with and a narrative voice that sparkles with wit make this a truly original coming-of-age story.

oh, and there could be a bonus in it for you if you try this link instead. no harm in trying...

Megan Bostic's shiny new cover: note: not the final, final version. but still uber-cool.

 From Amazon: 「予約商品の価格保証」では、お客様が対象商品を予約注文した時点から発送手続きに入る時点、または発売日のいずれか早い時点までの期間中のAmazon.co.jp の最低販売価格が、お支払いいただく金額となります。予約商品の価格保証について詳しくはヘルプページをご覧ください。 詳細はこちら (細則もこちらからご覧いただけます (um, yeah, found her on Amazon Japan - not Amazon US yet. Megan's date got bumped to Jan. 2012. don't worry, Megan, we'll wait!!and then all our followers will hear all about it! or maybe one will translate it for us!)

Okay, so there's a group of us ABNA people who tend to be a bit on the goofy side and hang around and talk and email and Facebook and generally help each other remember that writing doesn't have to be a solo adventure. One of those people is Mike Wood. Find his auction here for his toe. I mean toenail. I mean book. (it is a good book, Gae, Megan, and erica have all read it. Although only erica is saying it's good at this point, because this is my blog and I only speak for myself. Oh, and christy, too - but she's in some sort-of chocolate-induced-half-coma, so I'm speaking for her today, too).

Thanks for visiting!!


  1. That would be great for famous authors to read your book, write a blurb and actually mean it. I'll be on L'Aussie's publication party tomorrow. Thought I'd throw that in there since you mentioned your Nov. post that I remember reading.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  2. sounds lovely I'll check them out. Have a wonderful day!

  3. Thanks for the plug - not sure why my toe gets third billing, but still appreciated!

  4. that is an amazing cover lucky her and I hope Mr Wood's toe gets sold soon

  5. LOL! Chocolate induced coma indeed! I'll crawl out of it enough to check out these great looking books though.

  6. Pull of Gravity looks good. I loved Of Mice and Men, so I'd be interested to see how its used!

  7. Thanks Erica! (and Lisa! :)) Does my cover show? On my view, I can see Megan's but not mine. I did not *try* to see Mike's toe. Geesh.

  8. Ah,

    The old crowd from ABNA.

    Just a few more weeks to we find out who's in for this year's torture review sessions.


  9. The books look great and your blog is terrific! I am doing the writer's crusade and found your blog because a bunch of other people are connected to it. Please stop by mine if you'd like, and I will look forward to keeping up with yours!

  10. Hi Erica & Christy - Fellow crusader here. I love your blog, it's so pretty. Can't wait to get to know you both better. :)

  11. Ooh, you should try to put that japanese thing through the google translator and see what it says.

  12. Hi nice to meet you and look forward to reading your blog!

  13. I was totally expecting to see a marathon toenail when I clicked that link!

  14. there are currently 5 bids for my toe, I'll have you know!


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