MEMORY THIEF Cover Reveal!

Hello and good morning to you! I am beyond pleased to be able to announce that the official cover for THE MEMORY THIEF is now out in the wold and ready for you all to bask in its radiance! My editor had asked if I wanted to do the official reveal here on my blog or somewhere else on the interwebs, and as tempting as it was to hoard the good news all to myself, it didn’t make sense. You all already know about the book, so why not take the chance to have as many people as possible who don’t know about it find out about it?

So, I’m afraid I don’t have the actual cover right here for you to feast on. Instead, you’re going to have to click here to go and see it, (as well as read a few remarks by me, and a summary of the book) then come back to read a few more closing remarks by yours truly.

Go! Check it out!

Back already? Pretty cool, wasn’t it? Inside Out meets Something Wicked? This is literally the first time I’ve heard that comparison, and I really love it. (I do wonder who the quote is from.) Please feel free to share that cover reveal with everyone and his brother.

The book comes out in September. (The Amazon release date is September 20th at the moment, though I’m not sure how accurate that is. Ironic, isn’t it? That I really don’t know?) It’s been a bit of a crazy time getting this book to see the light of day, what with it being sold, then unsold, then sold again. But all of that is worth it, because it’s actually finally coming together.

The final version of the manuscript was accepted by my editor earlier this week, and it’s now with the copy editor. I should get that feedback within three weeks or so. How many revisions has it gone through so far?

Seven. And all but two of those were fairly extensive rewrites. Three to get in shape to submit to editors, then two as I bounced it back and forth with my editor, and then two minor ones at the end to put the finishing touches on.

What can you do to help me out? First, buy the book! 🙂 Seriously, though. All preorders on Amazon count toward my first week sales, which often boils down to be the single most important number a book will have. It’s all about that splash. My birthday just happens to be the 21st, so if you were looking for the perfect present to get me, have I got news for you! You can get me an awesome present by getting yourself one. Think of it! You buy me something and keep it for yourself. That’s a pretty sweet deal, right? You can even buy it now so you won’t forget. Buy three! It’s like a permanent, buy one gift get one free deal.


But if you don’t want to buy it, that’s cool. We can still be friends. You can also help spread the word far and wide. Tell all your best librarian friends about it. Share the news of Facebook or Twitter. Sing it from the rooftops. (If any of you actually sing it from the rooftops, please video it. Because I would love to see that.) Put it on your “to be read” shelf on Goodreads.

I’ll be saying more about the book in the future (that’s a promise or a threat, depending on your feelings), but for now, gear up for some Middle Grade creepy goodness.

“Inside Out meets Something Wicked This Way Comes.” Wish I’d thought of that one when I was selling the book.

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