Happy Surprises and Covers!!

Some of the best parts about getting your first book published are the surprises. The out-of-the blue, WOW, amazing stuff that you never even dreamed about cause you couldn’t even imagine it happening.

Like: AMAZING blurbs by awe-inspiring authors… Tamora Pierce and Lisa McMann.

Like: Getting an author profile on Goodreads that posts your blog RIGHT THERE ON THE PAGE. (If you’re reading this on Goodreads, then that’s very meta:)

Like: This incredible cover for Harbinger. When my editor, the phenomenal Stacey Barney, asked me what I imagined for the cover, I said that I’d love something that had a striking central image and continued to draw you into the story as you looked closer. But that I didn’t want to get too specific, because the artists could clearly dream up something much better than I ever could.

That was truer than I could have imagined. The artists and designers at Putnam made this stunning cover that takes my breath away every time I look at it.  And there’s still more to come. This is the cover that will be on all the Advanced Reader Copies… but on the final cover, the border will have line art specific to my story!

*sigh* I’m completely in love!

So thank you Stacey and everyone at Putnam that has made this an amazing publishing adventure so far. I feel incredibly fortunate.

As Dr. Who says… Allons-y!

20 Comments

Posted July 14, 2011 at 7:57 am | Permalink

This is gorgeous, Sara! Wow, Putnam’s art department FTW! Love the red silk over her eyes and the sinister moon in the background!

Posted July 14, 2011 at 8:01 am | Permalink

Beautiful!

Posted July 14, 2011 at 8:15 am | Permalink

It’s so pretty and evocative, and your website compliments it nicely!

Posted July 14, 2011 at 8:19 am | Permalink

Oh my. It is stunning. I love it. LOVE IT!

Sara
Posted July 14, 2011 at 9:21 am | Permalink

Thanks everyone! I’m floored by what Putnam created… giddy. Giddy, I tell you!

M.E.
Posted July 14, 2011 at 9:31 am | Permalink

Just now seeing the cover! Oh Sara, you -are- on the right path, not that I ever doubted it, of course! But this cover was meant to be created, just as your story and the characters in it were waiting to exist! Oh to be the vehicle for such!

Posted July 14, 2011 at 9:36 am | Permalink

:D Excitement!

Posted July 14, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

What an intriguing cover, Sara. It must be such a thrill.

Posted July 14, 2011 at 11:54 am | Permalink

Hurray! It really is amazing (as is the book’s cover too!)
Namaste and a Hug,
Lee

Posted July 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

Wow! This cover draws you in and makes you want to read it. The colors and the images are so striking.

Posted July 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

That’s awesome, Sara! COngratulations! YOu need to celebrate as that cover is just wicked cool. I can’t wait to read a copy!
nutschell
http://www.thewritingnut.com

Posted July 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

LOVE IT!!! They did a beautiful job. I can’t wait to buy it! xoxo

Posted July 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

Very striking! It will fly off the shelves.

Jude Adamson
Posted July 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

OOH… just seeing this now. WOW WOW WOW! So, it’s all very real now isn’t it. I always think “oh, Sara will never forget this!”, but you *really* won’t forget this moment – no matter how many books you publish, and there will be many!

Marie Cruz
Posted July 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

The cover is amazing! It’s eye-catching, which is something I love to see when I’m browsing in a bookstore! Can’t wait to see you at your book signing. :)

Posted July 15, 2011 at 9:46 am | Permalink

Wow! What an eye-catcher!!! Congratulations, Sara!!! So exciting to see your ms coming to life in book form!!!

Sara
Posted July 15, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink

Thank you everyone for such lovely comments! It makes me feel even _more_ excited about all this!

Posted July 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

Wow – stunning! I’d say you hit cover jackpot (including blurbs) but that makes it sound like it’s by chance. You worked hard for this and you’re an amazing writer – enjoy the process!!
Claudia

ingrid sundberg
Posted July 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

Yaaaaay Sara! I’m so excited for you!

M.E.
Posted August 19, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

Sara! Seems silly, but with all the buzz, the striking cover, the exciting promotional news, the upcoming art revelations, (and me -mesmerized smack in the middle of the story)
- I was struck by this simple fact today: You have your own, official, isbn number! How cool is that?

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