Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Okay, readers, I have the go-ahead. After a few hours of technology malfunctions, I even have pictures.


Look at Rory! Look at the way she's staring out at you! You don't know whether to give her a big hug or challenge her to a duel. The expression on their faces is just absolutely perfect!! The artist, Cory Loftis, did a fantastic job.

Now look at it again:

Does the angle of this shot mean that I was lying on my stomach to get a decent pic?
You betcha. :-P

Excuse the poor camera work. It's mine. (But it's not from my cameraphone!)

This is not the finished book, by the way. My fantastic editor Courtney sent me cover proofs, which arrived yesterday, and I just wrapped one around another book to get an idea of what it will look like.


After that, I might even have carried it around the house and set it up beside me, pretending it was the finished book. I possibly may have told it, "Hey, booky-book" a few times and waved. I mean, allegedly. I confess nothing.

And now, look at the wide view:

Do you SEE the dragon? Do you see the pretty pretty spine? Do you see all the lovely details Chloë Foglia at S&S BFYR added??? SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

The cover makes me so SO happy. It's just...epic. Words are failing me with the amount of joy gushing through me right now. *pets cover*

Oh, and guess what?

According to S&S Canada and Amazon, I have a RELEASE DATE!!!

The Ever Afters: Of Giant and Ice comes out July 24, 2012!!

Yep, this is the day of the happy dance. Who am I kidding? This is the WEEK of the happy dance! :-P


Jennifer Rush said...

YAY! I love it Shelby! Congrats! I can't wait to own a copy and read. :D

Shelby Bach said...

Thank you, Jennifer!!! I'm so glad you like it. :-D

Baking Up Life said...

This is fantastic Shelby! Congratulations! I have more reason to celebrate my birthday now (its on the same day as your release) and can't wait to purchase a copy! LOVE!

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Shelby Bach said...

Thank you, Baking Up Life!! I can't believe it's coming out the same day as your birthday. What a coincidence. (I almost said co-ink-key-dink, but that only works when you say it outloud. So, say it three times fast, if you just thought to yourself, what the heck is a co-ink-key-dink. :-P)

I hope your Thanksgiving has been splendid and your leftovers are plentiful!


Creative A said...

Wow Shelby! This is amazing! They look just like I had imagined them! Yay, yay, yay for you. :D


Shelby Bach said...

Thanks so much, Mandy!! They look just like I imagined them too - SQUEE!!!