June 7, 2012

Cover Reveal - The Wishing Well, Another Weaver Tale by ME


Once upon a time there was an emerging author who simply wished to sign a book contract with a publisher. EA thought her talents were natural and developed and couldn’t understand the rejections she received from editors and agents galore. EA finally joined an online critique group. She smugly submitted a story for critique and sat back waiting for the praise. Her ego was purplish and tender after reading through the honest (and frankly well thought out – yeah, whatever!) evaluations of her work. Stupid critique group. What do they know?

However, there was enough praise peppered through out that after a bag of Reeses and a bottle of Shiraz she cautiously submitted another story to the critique group. And then another. Then she critiqued the work submitted by her fellow critters and learned even more about her own work and saw shining examples of strong writing. EA was inspired to write. To write a lot. And to write better. EA developed a huge crush on her critique group (as a whole, nothing creepy about that.) EA also realized she wasn’t writing for the correct audience. 

Years and years and maybe even more years later, EA got a book contract. Life was good. The end.

Oh, but wait. EA wasn’t satisfied with only one published book. Look at all those other authors who have more than one book to promote. Look at how much fun it is to stack copies of different books on your table at signing events. When people asked, “Do you have any books published?” see how EA almost apologized for only having one title to refer to. 

SEE how close EA is to having the second?

THE WISHING WELL, Another Weaver Tale

Molly Minstrel is treated worse than Cinderella by her mom and sisters. When Molly meets the magical creature, Unwanted, she wishes her problems away. However, you must first understand what you need before knowing what to ask for. Molly will have to look within for the solution to her troubles.


EA is very happy.

You can help EA by tweeting or facebooking the link to this book cover reveal. Just use those nifty buttons right there at the bottom of this post.

EA loves you! (there’s nothing creepy about that! So just drop it.)


On a more serious note. Thank you to illustrator, K.C. Snider, for the lovely artwork for this cover. Your talent amazes and inspires me.

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Kai! Can't wait to see what Unwanted is up to this time. What a sweetie he is! And another lovely book cover. Best of luck! :)

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    1. Thanks, Dianne! Poor misunderstood creature. Or maybe that's 'misunderstanding' ;-)

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  2. Great! Can't wait to read it . Huge congrats.

    Nicole Weaver
    Trilingual Children's Author
    http://mysisterismybestfriend.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Donna! And thanks for the tweet!

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  4. As ever, K.C's illustrations shine. Congrats on the new Weaver book Kai. Looking forward to reading it.

    PS:
    Don't want to appear dumb. . . but who is EA? Or - what is it?

    *Books for Kids – Manuscript Critiques
    http://www.margotfnke.com

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    1. Thanks Margot. I feel so lucky to have KC illustrate my covers.

      Ha! EA is the emerging author in my little story. Loosely based on...um...me!

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  5. Congrats Kai! Love that cover too!

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  6. Your cover is great. K.C. does great work.
    Aday

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    1. She sure does. Plus she does A LOT of work!

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  7. Wishing you great success. The cover is beautiful!

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  8. LOL! From one of the "stupid critique group." :) I rest my case. See, you now have a lovely book published, more on the way. Your talent was there all the time. And you found it. BTW, you're a great critiquer yourself.

    The cover is gorgeous, just perfect for the story.

    Congratulations, Kai and K C on another beautiful book.

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    1. Luckily I exposed my first group to the worst of it. (I think 2 groups ago!) Thank you for your lovely compliment. You make critiquing easy.

      KC certainly captured it.

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  9. Kai, I love the fun way you have of telling about your voyage of becoming a writer.
    K.C.'s cover is beautiful and beguiling.

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    1. Thanks Barbara. I hope most readers know I've exaggerated a tad. For the sake of the story, of course. ;-)

      I love that you find the cover beguiling! Thanks!!

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