Before I Say One More Word…



Yes! That really is my cover! That gorgeous piece of art by the amazingly talented Marcos Calo! AND the scene continues onto the back cover, so there’s more art there and I’ll show it when it’s ready!

Stunned does not begin to describe it. Thank you to Marcos Calo and everyone at Simon & Schuster / Aladdin for this awesomeness, especially my editor K, who made all of this possible.

I have a cover! Can you deal?

(Now that I got this out of the way—tell me, how could I not share this, how?—I am now free to talk about everything else going on right now, including getting my copyedits for the first time last night, still working on the novel-long plan for my novel, gathering up freelance work in a panic, and in day-job news, devastating layoffs at my company that left me reeling, though, yes, I do still have a job, for the moment. But I’ll save all that for later. Because right now? COVER!)


20 thoughts on “Before I Say One More Word…

  1. e February 14, 2009 / 11:53 am


  2. bloglily February 14, 2009 / 12:34 pm

    I’d buy that in a second! It’s adorable and tantalizing. I can’t wait to see the back.

  3. charlotteotter February 14, 2009 / 1:02 pm

    It’s gorgeous, I can’t wait to buy if for myself and then pass it on to my daughters (when they are a little older) and boast how I know you!

  4. Candy February 14, 2009 / 1:58 pm

    o_O That is precisely the kind of cover that catches my attention before I even *think* about what genre it is.

    You’re certainly one lucky author ^_^

  5. Annika February 14, 2009 / 2:19 pm

    Nova, you have no idea. We can hardly talk about anything but your cover. It’s the background on my desktop. It’s the most beautiful cover in the history of publishing. I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

  6. kimhaasdesign February 14, 2009 / 6:26 pm

    Love love love it!! Incredibly exiting!

  7. Darcy February 15, 2009 / 9:49 am

    Ooooh, that’s an awesome cover. Congrats!

  8. elizabeth February 15, 2009 / 11:13 am

    Very cool! Congrats on your book!

  9. Steph Campisi February 16, 2009 / 4:26 am

    An astoundingly beautiful cover! You must be delighted. 😀

  10. Katieinthemountains February 16, 2009 / 10:09 am

    This cover is beyond cool. Congratulations on being a rock star!

  11. Courtney February 16, 2009 / 10:37 am

    That cover is one of the best I have ever seen, seriously. It makes me so excited to read your book – I can’t wait!

  12. chris February 16, 2009 / 1:23 pm

    wow, that is an amzing cover!

  13. stephanieblogs February 16, 2009 / 3:09 pm

    It’s beautiful. Can’t wait to see the inside. 😉

  14. lalber February 19, 2009 / 4:21 pm

    Did I comment on this cover yet? I think maybe in Facebook. But to reiterate: Glorious!

  15. courtney February 21, 2009 / 1:57 am


    It is truly beautiful, Nova. And I know I keep saying this to you, but I want to hang it on the wall! Congratulations!! It’s so, so, so, so wonderful. And I can’t wait to read the pages behind it!!! Eeeeee!!

  16. oh February 21, 2009 / 8:25 pm

    Love this cover. Which also means, here’s a book I’d buy for its cover!!!! Of course, your story will top it all – definitely looking forward to it. How ya’ gonna give us all an e-autograph?

  17. Mella February 28, 2009 / 5:22 pm

    So utterly cool, Nova!

  18. Linera March 10, 2009 / 6:54 pm

    Wonderful cover, just marvellous!

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