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December 12, 2013

A book by its cover

Filed under: writing — Tags: , , , , , — jennifer @ 9:53 am

One of the most nerve-inducing moments of the writing life is when your editor tells you the book cover for the book you’ve been utterly consumed by for months, if not years, has been created, and not only that, the folks at the publishing house are all, each and every one of them, very, very, very excited about it and they hope you will be too.  (Translation:  We really hope you’re not going to cause a fuss and ask us to alter the design in any way.)

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My latest novel, American Blonde, is due out July 29, 2014.  It’s the fourth volume of the Velva Jean series, but can also stand on its own.  This week, the book cover was released, and everyone at Penguin/Plume is very excited about it and they love it and hope I will too.

And I do.  Oh, how I do!  This is my seventh book cover, and it may well be my favorite.

A little description of the story:

A fearless and spirited pilot conquers Hollywood. Now can she survive movie stardom?

In 1945, Velva Jean Hart is a bona fide war heroine. After a newsreel films her triumphant return to America, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer promises to make her a star. As the renamed “Kit Rogers,” she navigates the movie sets, recording sessions, parties, staged romances, and occasional backstabbing that accompany her newfound fame. But when one of her best friends dies mysteriously and the most powerful studio in the world launches a cover-up, Velva Jean goes in search of the truth— risking her own life, as well as her heart, in the process.

Set during Hollywood’s Golden Age and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters, American Blonde will mesmerize readers of The Chaperone as well as fans of the Velva Jean series.

(Pre-order your copy now!)

1 Comment

  1. Looking forward to reading it! Hooray for Velva Jean! –Val

    Comment by Sapeloe — December 12, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

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