Oh my goodness! Today is Gene, Everywhere cover reveal day. If books were babies, this would be the gender reveal party— minus the balloons and cake. Of course, if you have balloons and cake, please, please, break them out.
I was planning to do my cover reveal next week, but I couldn’t wait another day. See? Now that I’m the boss of my book, I can change plans on the fly.
Plus, we aren’t getting any younger. And March 10 is getting closer and closer.
March 10 is my official release date, y’all!
Let’s rip off the paper, shall we?
This is the first official cover from One Mississippi Press, and I’m so happy with it.
Here’s the full design—front, back and spine. I may still tweak a word or two on the back, but for the most part, this is it!
Lucy hopes you love Gene, Everywhere as much as she enjoys starring in it. Lucy and Gene had a special relationship, certainly proving to me that pets can greatly enhance the well-being of the elderly.
What’s Gene, Everywhere about?
When people ask me what Gene, Everywhere is about, I say it’s about taking care of aging parents and coping with your own mid-life truths. You know, things like the empty nest, job burnout, disappearing eyebrows, what to cook for supper again… The story takes place during the six weeks my father-in-law stayed with us in Dallas.
Author Dorene O’Brien says it best.
While often grounded in things—a red sweatshirt, a jigsaw puzzle, a toothpick, 72 ceiling tiles—at its heart this work is about people in their maddening, clumsy, confounding, and ultimately triumphant attempts to connect and enrich each other’s lives.
The truth is, Gene is the entire reason I began writing.
He certainly enriched my life. I believe he’ll enrich yours too.
By being here and reading this far, you have officially (and automatically) been inducted into #TeamGene. Ha.
What’s #TeamGene? Friends who want to help Gene, Everywhere make a splash in the highly saturated book market.
Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to do anything new. Most of you have been helping since the launch of my first book! So I hope you’ll keep on keeping on.
Specifically, there are a few things you can do that will make a big difference—starting right away. During the next few weeks, I’ll be talking more about this, but today, I have three simple things you can do that will help me tremendously.
- If you are a Goodreads member, I would love for you to go HERE and add Gene, Everywhere to your “Want to Read” Shelf. Even though the expected publication date is March 10, if you add my book to your Goodreads Shelf, everyone in your Goodreads feed will see it. (I often add books to my “Want to Read” Shelf based on my friends’ recommendations.)
- If you are a reader of ebooks and plan to read via Kindle, you can pre-order HERE. (At this time, Amazon Ebook is the only pre-order option.) Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
- Share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter, letting your friends know you pre-ordered for Kindle and/or added Gene, Everywhere to your Goodreads list.See? Easy peasy.
Gene, Everywhere Cover Reveal
I hope you love the cover for Gene, Everywhere. And I hope you are excited about reading the story that has been on my heart for some time.
Again, to my Grace Grits readers—thank you for sticking with me. It has been four years since The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee launched. Hopefully my third book won’t take so long.
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