I've known for some time that EMPTY was getting a new cover, but I had to wait to show the world. The BRILLIANT and TALENTED and DEDICATED people at Simon and Schuster had to create it. While the previous cover captured a part of Dell's story, this new one captures, well, the essence. The everything.
I heart this new cover hard, with the love of infinity hearts.
Drum roll please....
I can not thank my editor extraordinaire, Annette Pollert, and everyone else at Simon & Schuster, for the amount of time, focus, love and dedication put into this cover. It was changed for all of the right reasons, but mostly because they care about Dell's story. And that's just incredible to me
So it is with much joy, glee, and euphoria that I also reveal some additional bits of wonder. Read on, my lovely blog readers, read on.
The inside flap copy:
Dell is used to disappointment. Ever since her dad left, it’s been one let down after another. But no one—not even her best friend—gets all the pain she’s going through. So Dell hides behind self-deprecating jokes and forced smiles.
Then the one person she trusts betrays her. Dell is beyond devastated. Without anyone to turn to for comfort, her depression and self-loathing spin out of control. But just how far will she go to make all of heartbreak and the name-calling stop?
The back cover copy:
As I turn the corner, there’s a commotion up ahead. I come to a halt. What’s going on at the end of the hallway could easily be classified as my worst nightmare.
I want wings to take flight. I want disappearing dust sprinkled on me. I want a wand waved, a lamp rubbed, heels clicked—anything to make me invisible right now. But I’m just your garden variety fat girl standing in her high school hallway. Magic isn’t real.
Pain is real.
This reveal here, is something I've been dying to share. Something that I can't believe is really real.
The full blurb from the amazing Andrew Smith, author of THE MARBURY LENS series, GHOST MEDICINE, IN THE PATH OF FALLING OBJECTS, and, and, and, and, STICK--one of my favorite reads of 2012:
"K.M. Walton's EMPTY is riveting, compelling, and brutally honest. K.M. Walton has crafted a very brave novel that draws readers not only into the complexities of a discarded teen's troubled world, but also toward the inevitable questions we must ask ourselves -- the questions EMPTY dares to explore."
I respect the hell out of Andrew Smith, and what he wrote about my story made my knees buckle.
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