Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Check me out!


Winter is gloomy. Summer seems miles away. But look what's keeping me warm!

I present to you, the cover for Two of a Kind, written by yours truly, illustrated by the fabulous Matt Phelan, due out from Atheneum this July, and officially available for pre-order from Amazon and other places.

I am thrilled with the artwork. If I sound muted, it's because I'm still somewhat in disbelief that it's going to appear in book form, as it has had a long, long trail from contract to publication. But inside, I am doing a happy dance.

16 comments:

Diane T said...

Yay! We can see publication on the horizon! I suppose this should teach us the virtue of patience, right? Right? Are you gonna answer soon? I need to know if I'm right!

Congrats.

debbie said...

Can't wait to see it!

Boni Ashburn said...

YAY JACQUI!!

It's adorable and Matt Phelan is an amazing artist- Very Hairy Bear was so wonderful! Although, hmmm.... if Bear's existence is one of the bumps in that long, long trail for Two Of A Kind, I take that back and shun the Bear for you! Ha- just kidding :)

Can't wait to see Two Of A Kind!!

Elise Murphy said...

Whoo-hoo for you! I think it looks beautiful!

Jacqui said...

Diane, I fear we will never learn the virtue of patience, no matter how long we wait.

Thanks, Debbie and Elise! And Boni, no, we can't blame [i]Very Hairy Bear,[/i], which is nice, because I love it too. 'Twas nobody's fault and nothing bad; I'm just impatient (see above).

Jill Corcoran said...

YEAH!!!!!
Can't wait to read it:)

Rena said...

Oh Jacqui -- it looks great! I saw this on your signature on the BBs the other day. Congratulations!

J. Thorp said...

Emma's very excited, Jacqui, as am I!

cindy said...

jacqui, will you bring more than three copies to scbwi? =p

Sharon Blankenship said...

Congratulations. What else can I say? I'm insanely jealous? Seriously. You earned it. Good for you.
Sharon

Anne Spollen said...

Extremely cool! I love that cover.

Jacqui said...

Thanks, Jill, Rena, Thorp, Sharon, and Anne!

Cindy, maybe five? :)

Brenda said...

Love the cover...WTG!

Marina said...

The cover looks gorgeous, Jacqui. Congratulations! How exciting for you!

Jacqui said...

Thanks, Brenda and Marina!

sruble said...

Yay! That is a wonderful cover :)