So, Time to Reveal all: I rode Silver Bullet because I love roller coasters - not enough time to think about the heights once it's going. My husband really did sacrifice two hours of his time to chat with us in line and then go off and wait for us to ride the ride. And although I did climb a trail up to a 10 foot cliff dive area, and I did trip, I didn't jump. My family did, and then my youngest and her two cousins went up the trail further and jumped from a 25-30 foot cliff. That scared me enough.
So, I don't have a cover to reveal yet for Champion in the Darkness
, but I do have some exciting news on that front: I found a rocking cover artist!!!
Stephanie, my cliff-diving niece, is studying art and interior design. She came to my house on Tuesday and sketched out ideas in front of me as we talked about my book. It totally helps that she is an avid reader of fantasy fiction, and Christian fantasy fiction, so she got the themes and the ideas quickly. We meshed really well, and I loved her second cover idea, including a back cover idea.
It was so exciting to see my ideas come to life on a page of sketches!!! I feel totally pumped up and enthusiastic again about Champion in the Darkness
! I'm looking forward to the day when I can reveal just like these two awesome ladies from ParanomYA:
|Mystery and mayhem teamed with heartache and overcoming. Follow PIP here.|
It's that time folks, the moment Gwen and I have been so excited for. Well, one of the moments. This Indie publishing adventure has been one thrilling moment after another. So here they are, our covers for GIVIN' UP THE GHOST
by Gwen Gardner and Angela Brown, respectively.
Friend or Foe?
Murder victim Bart Bagley is not content to merely roll over in his grave. He wants his murderer caught and he wants teenage ghost whisperer, Indigo Eady, to help him.
It becomes obvious that Bart’s temper lead to more than one disagreement, but is it enough to want him dead? With nothing but a cold trail and a hot list of “friendly” suspects, Indigo and her friends race to find the killer before they become the next victims.
Indigo Eady is not clumsy. At least, that’s what she keeps telling everyone. Can she help that the overactive spirit community of Sabrina Shores causes her psychic abilities to short-circuit? It’s unfortunate that her cute new friend Badger is often on the receiving end of her mishaps. At times, she is positively hazardous to his health. Even so, sparks start to fly in more than one direction...
For seventeen-year-old Abigail, one rash decision leads to an unexpected chance for redemption. At V'Salicus Academy, a unique institute where she trains to become an agent of heaven, she struggles with the pain of her past, the changes of the present and accepts a loveless future until her path – and heart – crosses with Basil’s.
Basil's off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.
Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.
Can Abigail and Basil save her mentor and salvage their love amid the chaos? Or will they lose it all, destined forever to NEVERLOVE?
About the authors:
Running, writing and reading are my favorite things.
I am also a dreamer.
Have you ever told yourself that "some day" I'm going to travel or write or whatever it is that you are passionate about but can't do right now for whatever reason? You can go for years and years and keep telling yourself that "some day" you'll do it. Too often "some day" never comes. But mine did. I am a former Administrative Manager and Vice President of a successful swimming pool plastering company - until I woke up one day and realized that my "some day" had arrived. I quit my job, moved to the mountains and began to write. Crazy, I know. But even crazier? Is when you get to the end of your life and realize that your "some day" is too late. Life is much too short for that! So the adventure has begun.
GIVIN' UP THE GHOST is a YA paranormYA
cozy mystery, the first in the Indigo Eady series, due out October 8, 2012.
Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time I gave birth to my forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that I really took writing seriously. After all, how could I teach my child to follow her dreams if I hadn't tried myself?
As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, I favor the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbor a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.
NEVERLOVE is a special project spawned from a blog-challenge-turned-blog-opera, the Abby and Basil affair. It is the first in the Shadow Jumpers series and due out October 8, 2012.
Thank you EVERYONE for sharing in our cover reveal. Please feel free to share with others as well :-)