Thank you so much! I hope it’s worth your wait. Your belief in it means so much to me. :)
Thank you so much. It was the toughest book I’ve written, and I was… not always so good at hiding that!! :) It makes me REALLY happy to know you were rooting for it all along and I really hope it lives up to your expectations. Thanks again for this kind note—it means a lot to me.
ALL THE RAGE is coming out APRIL, 2015!
* Okay, not really LIED per se. It had been March 2015, right up until this morning. Sometimes the nature of publishing is these things can change rather unexpectedly but do you know what is great about this? It is not that much of a change at all—some push backs can be waaaaay longer—AND also April is my birthday month so it feels kind of fated as well.
I am sorry for the slightly (slightly!) longer wait. I am sorry if you wrote it in to your March 2015 calendar. But I hope the wait is worth it. THANK YOU to everyone who expressed excitement over reading it when I announced it yesterday! I hope that excitement still stands and that the book lives up to your expectations! :)
2 years and nearly 7 drafts later.
Anything left to do to it will be tweaking, and then off to production it goes.
This was the hardest novel I have ever written. It was so difficult, I would not be able to go back in time and convince past Courtney she would ever see the other side of it BUT GUESS WHAT, PAST COURTNEY? You did and it was so worth it and you are so proud! More than you can even imagine and what no I’m not crying.
This book means so much to me. I hope it means something to someone else too, when it comes out.
In March 2015.
I love POINTE so much! I blurbed it and got an early read and I have been waiting for it to come out just so I can talk about it with people. It’s stunning.
I haven’t read FAR FROM YOU yet, but it’s at the top of my pile after I finish up the last last last round of revisions for ALL THE RAGE (I’m so close). I have heard so many wonderful things about it from so many wonderful people that I’m sure I’ll love it.
I’m sure my headcrab will too. :)
I’m so so SO excited to be able to show you guys the cover for GIRL ON A WIRE (aka the circus book). Please feel free to grab, share, and spread at will. Especially since the hosting service for my main site seems to still be going up and down due to a DDoS attack, grrrr. *hugs Tumblr*
I love it beyond (I am officially a ghost, because I died of happiness when I saw it). And I hope you love it too. A giant shoutout and my thanks to the designer Neil Swaab (go look at his other amazing work) and to the fabulous team at Skyscape, especially editorial director extraordinaire Courtney Miller.
Without further ado…
About the book:
A ballerina, twirling on a wire high above the crowd. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling through the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!
Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to follow in her father’s footsteps as a high-wire walker. When her family is offered a prestigious role in the new Cirque American, it seems that Jules and the Amazing Maronis will finally get the spotlight they deserve. But the presence of the Flying Garcias may derail her plans. For decades, the two rival families have avoided each other as sworn enemies.
Jules ignores the drama and focuses on the wire, skyrocketing to fame as the girl in a red tutu who dances across the wire at death-defying heights. But when she discovers a peacock feather—an infamous object of bad luck—planted on her costume, Jules nearly loses her footing. She has no choice but to seek help from the unlikeliest of people: Remy Garcia, son of the Garcia clan matriarch and the best trapeze artist in the Cirque.
As more mysterious talismans believed to possess unlucky magic appear, Jules and Remy unite to find the culprit. And if they don’t figure out what’s going on soon, Jules may be the first Maroni to do the unthinkable: fall.
(A quick note on pronunciation: The American in Cirque American is pronounced “Americ-ah-n,” because I wrote the book and I say so!) What do you guys think of the cover?
WOW. I am so excited about this book already (AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO) but this cover just parked itself on my list of all time favs. That is absolutely stunning. Congrats, Gwenda!!!