Friday, June 6, 2014

THE RED BUTTERFLY's Cover Reveal!! + Win a Pre-order

Not quite two years ago, my blogging friend and I exchanged manuscripts. I knew hers was a novel-in-verse, but I didn't know quite what to expect. Well. Let's just say, I was blown away. Blown!

That, of course was a draft of Amy Sonnichsen's RED BUTTERFLY. It was touching and delicate. Beautiful and surprising! I still think about this story. And even though Amy didn't have an agent at the time, I knew it wouldn't be long.

Last Summer it was picked up by Simon & Schuster, Books for Young Readers, and is slated for publication in Winter 2015. And I'm THRILLED to be part of her cover reveal! Go Amy!! [And I'm sure she'd love it if you stopped by her blog, The Green Bathtub, to congratulate her!]

So first, the book blurb:

Kara never met her birth mother. Abandoned as an infant, she was taken in by an elderly American woman living in China. Now eleven, Kara spends most of her time in their apartment, wondering why she and Mama cannot leave the city of Tianjin and go live with Daddy in Montana. Mama tells Kara to be content with what she has … but what if Kara secretly wants more?

Told in lyrical, moving verse, Kara’s story is one of a girl learning to trust her own voice, discovering that love and family are limitless, and finding the wings she needs to reach new heights.
And if that doesn't have you dying to read it, just look at this beautiful cover!
 

 

A.L. Sonnichsen grew up in Hong Kong and then spent eight years in China as adult. She now lives on the dry side of Washington State with her dashingly handsome sidekick, five talented children, and a luxury cat. Red Butterfly is her first novel. Learn more at alsonnichsen.blogspot.com. Twitter: @alsonnichsen


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And because I love this book so much, I want to give away a pre-order of it! Just enter in the Rafflecopter below, and feel free to spread the word. This contest is open to US and Canada addresses, and will close June 27th at midnight EDT. Best of luck!

Congratulations, Amy! I'm so excited for you and your beautiful book.
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

16 comments:

D. U. Okonkwo said...

That's a really lovely cover, and it sounds really touching. Well done, Amy!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Thank you, D.U.! And thank YOU, Janet. It means so much to have you celebrating with me today. :D

Andrea said...

I love the cover! How cool that you knew each other when, exchanging manuscripts.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

xoxoxo

Jacqueline Campbell said...

You have been a writer for some time, but being a published author is such a thrill. This resounds on so many levels. You have put your heart into your work and it reflects your own history, your family, your faith, and your talent. What a great accomplishment! I cannot wait until I can read it. Bravo, Amy Sonnichsen!!

Krista Lundell said...

Ooh, sounds awesome! I want my mom to read it (who lived in Hong Kong for 5 years) - she loves all things Chinese. Congrats to your friend Amy!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Janet!

That's a great cover. CONGRATS, Amy! I look forward to reading it.

Marcia said...

Lovely! Congrats to Amy, and she's got a great friend in you, Janet. :)

veralisa said...

I am looking forward to reading your book, Amy! :-)

Becky Gabehart-Croft said...

I want to look out the window with her ...
Beautiful smiling girl ...

Leanne said...

If you loved it I'm sure I would too. :)

Susan Barclay said...

A very beautiful cover, and it sounds like a great read, too! I'd love to win a copy!

Connie Arnold said...

That sounds great, and it is a wonderful cover!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I love Amy's cover!!!

Jessie Oliveros said...

Beautiful cover. Looks like a beautiful story. (Hi Janet.)

Esther V said...

I love it! And I'd love to win a copy....