Okay, here’s a secret you can share. And please do.
Because it’s a cover reveal.
For my new middle grade, Pumpkin Spice Secrets, coming out this fall with Sky Pony Press. This book will launch Skypony’s new Swirl line, which is an imprint dedicated to books that speak directly to tween girls in a fun yet very real way. I’m so honored to launch the line, and my editor, Becky Herrick, has been a dream to work with–always available to brainstorm with me. And so very positive and kind and whip-smart.
Poor Becky has had to put up with plenty of my dumb pumpkin spice puns. But it’s hard not to talk about how something that I wrote is really sweet or spicy or forthy and tasty. Ugh. See what I mean?
Anyway, isn’t the cover cute? Don’t you just want to eat it up? Or rather drink it? Actually, blow on it first, then sip slowly because it’s hot.
Uh oh. Now you’re going to get the wrong idea. You’re going to think it’s YA, when it’s not. It’s so very tween. Pinky promise. So it’s not hot. It’s lovely and warm and soothing. There’s plenty of best friend drama, and there’s a crush but there’s no–ahem–any physicality apart from holding hands (and that’s at the very end).
Oh uh. I just gave away a major plot point. Don’t worry there is SO much in between. Rest assured, it’s one of those books that’s sweet authentic and ends well. Personally, I’ve been pretty stressed out recently and it was so lovely to write a book like this. I think you’ll really enjoy a trip to the Swirl cafe.