Friday, October 5, 2007

WE HAVE A COVER!!!



And we LOVE it! We ALL love it! Because it's BEAUTIFUL and FANTASTIC and PERFECT for the book.

It is SO perfect. The cover totally captures the tone of the book AND has all kinds of cool details that are meaningful to the story. Like the background color, the color of my name, the bird, the coffee, Sherry's makeup and hair and sandals and earrings and even the way she's sitting. It's incredible!

So, we're all very, very happy!! Editor Wendy, Cover Designer Marci, Agent Rachel, me, DH (oops, I mean HB), my children, my pets (even the hamster who is rarely in a good mood)! And I'm sure every single peson who looks at this post will love the cover too!

51 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

It looks great! Congratulations :)

Sally Lawton said...

Woweeee! What a gorgeous cover. If I was browsing in a shop, I'd definitely pick it up and want to buy it!
Can't wait to get a copy!

CONGRATULATIONS!
xx

Cameron Williams said...

I love it! Somehow it seems so much more real now, huh? Congrats!

Gina Black said...

And I'm sure every single peson who looks at this post will love the cover too!

Well, I sure do! Congrats!!

Chick said...

It's beautiful! It's perfect! Congratulations!

Chick said...

Uh, I meant to sign that post 'Luisa'. It's my "Chicklish" account, but my name is not Chick!

I really love your cover and I can't wait to buy your book! :)

Luisa

Authorness said...

It's fantastic, Barrie! It'll look fab on my bookshelf. Congratulations.

:) Vanessa

Amanda Ashby said...

Total love coming from my direction!!! I want to read it RIGHT NOW - hooray for the cover gods!!!!

Barrie said...

Hi PJ! Thank you!! Certainly beats an excel spreadsheet doesn't it?! :)

Maureen McGowan said...

Fabulous, Barrie!!!!

Barrie said...

Hi Sally! Thank you! And happy writing to you!

Barrie said...

Hello Mr. W! You're exactly right. It suddenly does seem more real. Thank you for the post!

Barrie said...

Hi Gina! Now the cover gods have smiled on both of us!

Barrie said...

Hi Luisa! I'm glad you love it too!

Barrie said...

Vanessa, thank you! And I liked your interview with Sara Hantz. Love her cover too!

Barrie said...

Hi Amanada! Loved You Had Me At Halo--both the cover and the story!!

Diana Peterfreund said...

Great cover, Barrie! Those colors are really going to POP from the shelves!

Kathy Holmes said...

Don't you just love it when somebody can capture what your book is about - whether through words or in this case a cover? Fabulous, Barrie! Congrats! This is going to be a big hit!!

stephhale said...

Ooh, I love it, Barrie! Congrats!

JE MACLEOD said...

I love your cover too.

It's rock star like!

Janet

Christina Phillips said...

Barrie, what a totally cute cover! No wonder you're thrilled!

Vicki O'Brien said...

It is fantastic! We are all so excited for you, even Tim who has a lot in common with the hamster!

gabe said...

Barrie,

Great, vivid colors - real 'stop and open' eye appeal. Congrats!

And thanks for commenting on my blog.
I feel 'in'. :)
-gabe

Eileen said...

This cover is FANTASTIC. Very eye catching.

Alyson Noel said...

Sooo Cute!! Big Congrats to you!!

Sara Hantz said...

OMG it's GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!

Michelle Royce Children's and YA author said...

Aw Barrie, it's gorgeous! Isn't it fantastic to get a great cover that really means something?
Super Congrats!
Elle

Melissa said...

it almost has a jewel-like feel--awesome!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Love it! Really, really love it. I would pick up this book in a second and try to convince myself that I need another YA book. ;)
And now I must know the story behind all the little cover details.
Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is not what I was seeing in my head when you were telling me about it. I look awesome. I love it. I think that you are lucky to have such great people to be working with. They are very gifted. I can't wait for it to be out! xo

--Your psychic niece

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Ooh!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh! cute-and-a-half! i love it!!!...but then again what do i know....i'm only part of the so-called-mother club...

v

Barrie said...

Hi Maureen! I'm you like it! Happy Thanksgiving!

Barrie said...

Hi Diana! How fun--both you and my editor used the word "pop" to describe the cover!!

Barrie said...

Hi Kathy! It seems really amazing to me that the artist was able to capture what was in my head. Probably scary for her! Ha!

Barrie said...

Hi Steph! I know you can recognize a good cover. Because you got one too!!

Barrie said...

J.E. MacLeod! Thank you for stopping by. WAITING TO SCORE sounds fantastic. Great cover too. I'm curious to know which author photo you ended up with? That's next on my list of chores.

Barrie said...

Christina: I am thrilled. I am. Thanks for visiting!

Barrie said...

Vicki: Perhaps we should rename the hamster? Better yet, how would Tim feel about being called Squirtle?

Barrie said...

Hi Eileen! Thank you. And the countdown is on for you. It won't be long before UNPREDICTIBLE hits the shelves!

Barrie said...

Hi Alyson! Yay that you like my cover. You're speaking from experience with several great covers!!

Barrie said...

Elle: I didn't realize it would feel so good to really, really love the cover. :)

Barrie said...

Hi Gabe, fellower 2K8er!! Thanks for the congrats! And welcome to the World of Blog.

Barrie said...

Melissa: a jewel-like feel! I love it!

Barrie said...

Hi Sara! Are you still on cloud 9? Thanks for stopping by!

Barrie said...

V: from one so-called mother to another--remember, we know it ALL!! At least that's what the hobbits need to believe. :)

Barrie said...

Hi Alyssa! Thank you for the kind comments. And, of course, you can never own enough YA!

hbloom said...

I love it! Looks like a younger Barrie hanging out. I can't wait to read it. Stop wasting time with surgery and what not and get to the business of writing so we can enjoy this. Oh just a thought won't this look cute poking out of Lara's Christmas stocking. Our yours for that matter.

Barrie said...

Hi HBloom!! Love the visual of I So Don't Do Mysteries poking out of Lara's stocking! How about 10 copies poking out? :) Fine, I'll ditch the surgery idea. Although it still has a certain money-saving appeal...

Barrie said...

Dear Psychic Niece: What? The cover isn't as you imagined it?? Is there a crack in your crystal ball! Ha!

Joe said...

I think the cover is great! It looks like it will appeal to not only adults, but young adults too with it's colorful appearance. Great job to the publishing company, to the artist, and to you. We are all so proud of you!