Thursday, September 29, 2011

BIg Announcement 1!

Big Announcement 2 is coming soon, I promise. And I'm not sure which news is the best or most exciting. So Announcement 1 and Announcement 2 aren't in any particular order; it just makes sense chronologically.

FINALLY, I can publicly announce the cover for THE FALSE PRINCE, to be released in April 2012 with Scholastic. It was done by the very impressive Tim O'Brien (who also did the cover art for Hunger Games - squee!).


For me, I love this. Love it. I'm considering having the design printed onto linen so I can wrap myself up in it to sleep (Just kidding - but no, not really kidding at all). My thanks to the many people at Scholastic who put so much time and heart into the development and direction of this cover.

Here is the story description:

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

Big announcement 2 will come tomorrow. Unless I get too eager and post it tonight!

20 comments:

Braden said...

Great cover! Sounds like an exciting book. Can't wait to read it.

Tess said...

it's perfect! how exciting :)

Peter said...

Beautiful!!! Can't wait!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Love the cover!

Stephanie Black said...

Love the cover! Congratulations!

David J. West said...

Very cool, I love the broken crown imagery.

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Awesome cover!

Matt said...

Awesome cover! Congrats!

Donna Hatch said...

How wonderful! Congratulations on your new book. The cover is very eye catching.

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

I agree with you and everyone else. What a fabulous cover! Congratulations. :) Now for announcement #2. . ?

Diane said...

Perfect cover! Can't wait for the book that goes with it!!!

nicolekrell said...

Congratulations! That is a wonderful cover!

Rachelle said...

Fabulous! I just can't wait to read it--the premise sounds awesome!

Renee Pace said...

Totally love it and can't wait to read it!

shannon hale said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love it so very much.

Tanya Parker Mills said...

Love your cover! It's clean and sharp and dramatic, yet so simple.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Wonderful cover! =)

Maureen McGowan said...

Very strong cover. Congrats!!!

susan dayley said...

This will sound redundant, but. . . Great Cover!

Jen said...

Thank you everyone! I appreciate your kind comments and shared enthusiasm. I hope it will continue to get a good response when it's released into the wild!