I am soooooo excited to show off the cover of a friend, Tracy Bilen’s upcoming novel: WATCH YOUR BACK. Isn’t it great? If you’re looking for well-written YA/Teen mystery-thrillers with a dash of romance . . . Tracy’s books are the ones you have to read.
Here’s the scoop:
When sixteen-year-old Kate hears the boom that ends her parents’ life, she doesn’t even realize it has anything to do with her. Until the police arrive at her front door.
Sent to live with her aunt at a ski school in Vermont, Kate tries to adapt to her new life. But then Kate’s aunt is hit by a speeding car and a rogue FBI agent tries to force Kate into his car at gunpoint. She’s saved by Ryan, the risk-taking skier she’s only just met.
On the run, the two must unravel the truth about her parents’ murder in order to stop a terrorist plot and save their own lives.
Way to go, Tracy!
I’m so excited to be able to show you the cover of my next book–due out in the summer of 2013 and illustrated by David Catrow. WOW! I absolutely love his energetic children . . . an accurate reflection of me and my cousins and our “monsterousness” as children. (And wait until you see the wonderful, funny artwork inside!)
Dozens of Cousins cover by David Catrow
And oh how I LOVE the flap text the editors wrote: Esp.: “A lively, lyrical celebration of the sweet, sweet abandon of running amok among those who love you best.”
Here it is in full:
“We are wild and fierce. We do not wait for invitations.” It’s time for the annual family reunion, and the dozens of cousins are running wild like beasties. Like hungry ogres! They hug fluttering aunts and soft-spoken elders, play in the creek, shimmy up trees, take “double-dog dares,” and devour “the sweet juiciness of the world” along with hot dogs and watermelon. Hilarious side stories unfold in Catrow’s fantastically colorful, chaotic spreads that gambol and splash with comical caricatures of grinning kinfolk large and small. A lively, lyrical celebration of the sweet, sweet abandon of running amok among those who love you best.”
(It’s now available online for pre-ordering.)