I’m so excited to officially unveil the cover of AUDITION & SUBTRACTION today.
Covers are a big deal and I didn’t want this occasion to go by without a little fanfare. So I got in touch with one of my favorite bloggers in the world: Maria Cari Soto of Cariblogs. Forget a “little” fanfare. Cari is not only hosting my cover reveal, but also brought in some other fab folk to do the same. THANK YOU to Cari and to Jenn, Steph, Katie, Yara, Kristina, Jen, Christin, Kate and Kelly.
So this is it, with the final color palate. (If you’re still seeing versions on my site with a green background, [and you shouldn't] that was another option that didn’t fly.):
I think the cover captures the heart of the story. Tatum (that’s her on the right with the clarinet) is best friends with Lori. (Flute player on the left.) Life is good for these two until Michael transfers in to their middle school. And now look — there he is, right between the two of them. (Just like a guy to mess everything up.) There’s a lot at stake: Friendship, romance, a spot in District Honor Band…not to mention future happiness, dreams, world peace… (OK–maybe getting a little carried away here.) For the flap copy–read below.
But first – A CONTEST
Advanced Reader Copies of AUDITION & SUBTRACTION are hard to come by. I’ve only managed to get two of them myself! The book won’t be out until September 18th, so here is your chance to get an early copy.
How do you win? Just leave a comment here, or on any of the participating blogs. The more comments, the more chances you have to win.
And when you stop by the blogs, please give the bloggers kisses from me. They are all amazing people! Contest ends at midnight on Thursday the 24th (EST). Contest is open to US and Canada.
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Here’s the copy from the book jacket:
For as long as Tatum can remember it’s been:
Tatum + Lori = Best friends
They do everything together, including a yearly clarinet/flute duet for District Honor Band auditions. But when a new boy transfers to their middle school and their band, the equation suddenly changes to:
Lori + Michael – Tatum = One happy couple
With her best friend slipping away and her parents recently separated, Tatum’s life has turned upside down. Plus her good friend Aaron thinks that they are secretly boyfriend and girlfriend, all because of one little lie Tatum told. Accepting change isn’t easy for Tatum, but just how much is she willing to give up to hold on to her friendship with Lori and life as she knows it? For Tatum, the best way to move forward may require a whole new formula . . .
For Fans of Wendy Mass, comes a sweet and funny story of love, war and band auditions.
Audition & Subtraction coming September 18th, 2012 from Walker & Company