For an author, seeing a book cover for the first time is something akin to seeing a baby for the first time. There's that sense of, "Oh! So that's what you look like!" And now I'm getting to have that experience with my next YA novel, LITTLE WOMEN & ME, due out on August 16, 2011.
Here's a description of the book:
Emily is sick and tired of being a middle sister. So when she gets an assignment to describe what she'd change about a classic novel, Emily pounces on Little Women. After all, if she can't change things in her own family, maybe she can bring a little justice to the March sisters. (Kill off Beth? Have cute Laurie wind up with Amy instead of Jo? What was Louisa May Alcott thinking?!) But when Emily gets mysteriously transported into the 1860s world of the book, she discovers that righting fictional wrongs won't be easy. And after being immersed in a time and place so different from her own, it may be Emily—not the four March sisters—who undergoes the most surprising change of all. Lauren Baratz-Logsted's winning confection will appeal to fans of Little Women as well as anyone who enjoys a modern twist on an old favorite.
And here's hoping that I inserted the image properly, so you can see it and answer the following question:
SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK???
Be well. Don't forget to write.