COVER REVEAL: New Look for IMAGINARY GIRLS in Paperback!

Can you tell I have news? Can you see I have something to share with you and I’m so itching to do it, I scheduled this post for first thing in the morning??

Is it possible that it’s time to reveal a BRAND-NEW COVER??

It is!

I didn’t expect to be able to reveal this cover yet… It may not be final… there could be a few more tweaks… But the internet moves way too fast for me, and now that I’ve noticed a couple bloggers posting it, I COULD NOT WAIT ANY LONGER TO SHOW YOU! (Props to my saint of an agent who had to deal with me asking every day, Can I show it now? Can I show it now? Which is the author’s version of “Are we there yet?”)

And YES! I can show it now! So here goes:

I’m excited to say that Imaginary Girls will be available in paperback in June 2012, published by Speak, an imprint of Penguin.

And Speak isn’t just releasing Imaginary Girls in a new format… they’ve given the book a whole new look! Can you imagine how surreal it is to get used to your book having one face—and then discover she will have TWO heads now? Two looks to show the world?

Utterly surreal. And very exciting.

I mean, I’d gotten very used to that turquoise. I’ll have to change my signature nail polish color for book events now. It’s going a little… darker. 😉

OK, OK, I know you want me to shut up already and show you.

Here’s the new cover for the paperback edition of Imaginary Girls, coming to bookstores in June:

People, that blue is my FAVORITE COLOR! (I don’t think Speak had any idea… but now they know!)

Look at those hypnotic green eyes! The moody dark blue of the reservoir at night! Check out the rowboat! (Anyone who’s read the first chapter will know what’s going on there… Haven’t read it? You can read the first four chapters online for free.)

So I need to just say that, as a writer, I find it intensely fascinating how my stories can be interpreted visually any number of ways. I think both covers showcase different aspects of Imaginary Girls—and yet somehow they both fit. Isn’t that amazing? That my book can be seen from a new angle and still be my book?

Tell me, what do you think of the paperback cover? Leave a comment and let me know!

And if you absolutely can’t wait to get your hands on this, you can pre-order the paperback edition of Imaginary Girls here:

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