January 4, 2012

Seeing Stars . . . And a New Cover!

The first e-mail of 2012 from my editor:

Hi Donna,
Here’s a great way to kick off the new year—a starred Kirkus for Olivia!
Congrats,
M

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen (March 13, 2012) begins it's journey into the world with a starred review from Kirkus, which is exactly how the journey with How to Survive Middle School began.  And that's been a fun ride!


Here's a peek at the Kirkus review, which will appear January 15th:  "This tale will have readers cheering for the resilient, resourceful Olivia."


And here's the brand new cover for Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen that will appear in stores this March:






What do you think?

Here's to star-studded, FUNTASTIC 2012 for each of us!

10 comments:

MaryZ said...

Why did the publisher switch from photography to an illustration of the same image? I'm an art director who assigns editorial illustrations every month, but I think the photograph is stronger. Either way, congrats on a winner!

Wild About Words said...

MaryZ, thanks for your comment. Research showed the cartoon style to be more effective. I appreciate your opinion and your kind words. Thanks for stopping by!

Sandy Green said...

This looks like such fun! I can't wait to read it! Congrats.

Wild About Words said...

Thanks, Sandy! Hope 2012 is a great year for you and your family!

Katie L. Carroll (KT) said...

So happy for you, Donna! I think you've got a winner with either cover. Wishing you much success and happiness in the new year.

Wild About Words said...

Katie, so good to hear from you. How is your new life going? I'm so happy for you and hope you and your family have a WONDERFUL year!!!

Ms. Yingling said...

I think they are right about the cartoon. The pictures of people tend to date, while the cartoons look retro. Either way, I have this one on my radar and hope to read it soon!

Leslie Bulion said...

Congratulations, Donna!

Wild About Words said...

Thanks, Ms. Yingling!

Wild About Words said...

Leslie, I appreciate that!