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Shady Lane
01-26-2011, 04:42 AM
I got the cover art for my 2012 YA--GONE, GONE, GONE--last week, and I am so psyched that I can share it.


Here's a quick fakey blurb I wrote for it:

Craig, for the first time in nearly a year, wakes up in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 2nd, 2002 to a house devoid of chirping, barking, and mewing. Between twilight and daylight, somehow his entire menagerie escaped. All the animals that he'd collected since his old boyfriend was dragged away to the psych ward. Gone.

Lio, the post-cancer kid transfer student from New York City, doesn't like to talk. But he does like Craig. His new therapist says he's "a little fucked up." Craig just says, if he has the time, could he help him put up posters?

At 5:20 PM, when their stack of posters is about halfway out and Lio surprises Craig with a kiss, the sniper shootings begin.

Ten people died in the D.C. sniper shootings. This is the story of two of the boys who didn't.

ETA: The tagline is obviously a placeholder. My editor has a good sense of humor :D

01-26-2011, 04:44 AM
God damn it. Everything about you and your writing is mouthwatering.

Especially that sparkly fuckfairy tale, and its name escapes me.

SUSPEND! That's it!

Shady Lane
01-26-2011, 04:47 AM
:D That is it indeed, and it is now 1,200 words old or thereabouts. They grow up so fast.

01-26-2011, 04:49 AM
I remember when it were nowt burra wee nipper in a thread full of mockery and rude words.


01-26-2011, 05:44 AM
Cover looks awesome.

Calla Lily
01-26-2011, 05:47 AM

Kitty Pryde
01-26-2011, 05:52 AM
Very lovely. This cover looks like the gay older brother of Break. I lurve it!

01-26-2011, 11:58 AM
Your book looks wonderful and the cover is so eye catching!

01-26-2011, 03:03 PM




01-26-2011, 04:49 PM
Sounds awesome and the cover is cool too. Congrats!

01-26-2011, 06:24 PM
I like the tagline as is.


Georgia Lee
01-26-2011, 06:30 PM
Congrats! Love it!

Especially that sparkly fuckfairy tale, and its name escapes me.

That was the BEST thread I've read on AW thus far. :D

01-26-2011, 06:33 PM
I don't think it will ever be topped.

Alpha Echo
01-26-2011, 06:34 PM
I love the cover, and the book sounds soooo good! I must have myself a copy!

Chris P
01-26-2011, 06:39 PM
Great job!

01-26-2011, 09:37 PM
It's awesome!!!!! Gives me ideas. GIVES ME IDEAS!!!!!!!

01-26-2011, 10:08 PM
I too adore the tagline, pity it is a placeholder;)

Brenda Hill
01-26-2011, 10:50 PM
Intriguing cover. Makes me curious enough to read more.

01-26-2011, 10:53 PM
Love the cover, Hannah!


01-26-2011, 10:58 PM

cate townsend
01-27-2011, 12:57 AM
All your books have been blessed with amazing, gorgeous, intriguing covers. Congrats!

Shady Lane
01-27-2011, 01:25 AM
Thanks so much, everyone!

01-27-2011, 01:28 AM
Another great cover!!! Can't wait to read this one!

01-27-2011, 01:41 AM
Awesome cover!! Congrats! :snoopy:

01-27-2011, 01:42 AM
Looks great! Congratulations!

Devil Ledbetter
01-27-2011, 01:55 AM

01-27-2011, 02:06 AM
Fantastic cover!

01-27-2011, 10:10 AM
Gorgeous cover. :D The book sounds great, too. Can't wait to read it.

01-27-2011, 05:17 PM
Love it, and even though that was a fake blurb, I love the part about "ten people died in the D.C. sniper shootings. This is the story of two boys who didn't" (paraphrasing because I struggle to quote).

Shady Lane
01-28-2011, 01:12 AM
Thanks so much, everybody :)

Renee Collins
01-28-2011, 09:32 AM
Wow, looks good! And the story sounds very cool. Congrats!