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Cover art for my book revealed! {plus: this week was a roller coaster}

This week has been a roller coaster: all I can do is hang on.

I got the cover art for my book, and I’m in love with it. {More on this in a sec.} Like, cloud nine obsession.

Also, I spoke to my editor, and we are talking about delaying the book’s release.

Nothing is decided yet, but the prospect of having a longer time to prepare for the book launch feels good to me. On the other hand, I’m sad because I can’t wait to share it with you.

And on the third hand, I’ve been waiting for this for about ten years – so what’s another few months?

Love. Disappointment. Excitement. Sadness.

This week I also completely shifted gears in my virtual book club, The Reading Circle.

Here’s what I was hearing from people: they didn’t have time to read the book I’d chosen.

I do not want something I love (like reading) to become homework or just another thing for people to do. So, I switched away from having an enforced book we read each month.

Instead, everyone will read as they normally do. We’ll share the books we love and geek out about reading. As one member said, it’s a camaraderie of readers.

Here’s what you get by joining:
· A community of readers
· Recommendations for your next amazing read
· Live reading time
· My weekly video reading roundup

Did I mention that it’s free? 😉 Join us here.

Plus … there’s been all the usual roller coaster of emotions that come with, you know, a global pandemic.

I feel scared and sad and tired, a lot of the time.

And here’s what I’m coming to realize:

The things that I love most in the world are still happening.

I still get to take walks outside. I still get to make cups of tea and read books. I still get to snuggle with my family on the couch. (When they’re not driving me completely out of my mind.)

I still get to talk to my favorite people on the phone.

My mantra for today is: This is hard, and that’s okay.

Okay, okay. Let’s get to the good stuff.

Without further adieu … the cover art for Catchlight:

Isn’t it completely fan-flipping-tastic?!

We are making a few updates – mainly adding a blurb to the front from Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of Deep End of the Ocean (which was Oprah’s first-ever book club pick. EEEE!).

But this is pretty close to final.

I’ll let you know when you can pre-order.

April 17, 2020

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