INSOMNIA cover reveal!

so this past week my very good friend and fellow YA author j.r. johannson got to reveal the cover for her debut novel INSOMNIA! the cover is creepy and sinister and absolutely perfect for her book. i love the use of colour–the pallidness of the model’s skin against the black background, the bright blue of the eye and jenn’s name, the blood red of the title and series title.

while cover reveals are always exciting because it finally means being able to put a face to a name, they’re especially wonderful when it’s an author you admire and whose work you love. jenn’s also a fellow lucky 13 as well as a thirteener, so this is a big day for all of us! congratulations on your awesome new cover, jenn! INSOMNIA will be published spring/summer of 2013 by flux, so keep an eye out for it!

a couple of links to finish off this post. i was over at writer, writer, pants on fire with friend and fellow YA author mindy mcginnis a few days ago. it was my SHIT post for her blog. and that’s not a typo. SHIT=submission hell–it’s true. thank you for having me, mindy!

and then there’s the oatmeal. the man is comedic genius, anyway, but this particular comic had me in tears. every word of it is so very true, and i really appreciate his being able to perfectly nail the truly crazy thoughts writers really do have all the time. you guys must read it: some thoughts and musings about making things for the web.

thanks for reading!

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4 thoughts on “INSOMNIA cover reveal!

  1. Aww, thank you, Elsie! You’re so sweet. I totally agree about the colors on the cover. Flux did a fantastic job. I’m so glad we’ve gotten to be friends! Hooray for 2013! 🙂

    • Dear Ms. Johansson,
      I, Altho Pluckier, think your cover is stunning. And I’m not just saying this because we know each other. We obviously have never met and have no connection whatsoever. Obviously.

      Altho “complete stranger” Pluckier

      • Dear Altho,

        I hope you don’t mind me calling you Altho. For even though we are complete strangers, I feel oddly close to you. Almost as though we were meant to be friends.

        J.R. “wants more” Johansson

      • Dear J.R.
        You may indeed call me Altho. For that is my name. Not an alias or a pseudonym or anything. Completely my real name in every way.

        Yes, let’s be friends.

        –Altho “totally my real name” Pluckier

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