Editor Emily sent me a few print outs of May B.’s jacket.
There are my words, Emily’s description of the storyline (the jacket copy), and C. S. Neal’s artwork all coming together to tell May’s story.
May B. has become so much bigger than that first draft I started in 2007 and so much better than anything I could have ever created alone.
In a week my ARCs print, and May will start to make her way into the world — the next step in making this story a little less mine. I’m so ready for May, fully formed, to speak for herself.
Natalie Aguirre says
The jacket is awesome. I’m so glad you’re moving toward the publication phase. You definitely have been patient. I’m so excited for you.
Beth Kephart says
YAYAY! Can’t wait for this!
Heather Sunseri says
The jackets are beautiful, Caroline!
Julie P. says
Sooooo exciting. And it’s beautiful!
Elle Strauss says
Tom M Franklin says
what an incredible time! releasing your cherished book into the world must be like sending your child off to kindergarten for the first time, only more personal.
it’s a great cover. i’m looking forward to reading what lies on the pages in between.
Valerie Geary says
The spine! Even the spine is lovely! I’m so excited!!!
How exciting! I love it!
Sonia Gensler says
Amanda Hosch says
How lovely for you! I can’t wait to meet May either.
Hilary Wagner says
Caroline, this is awesome! You MUST frame one. You MUST!!! Congratulations!
xoxo — Hilary
Caroline Starr Rose says
Thank you, everyone!
Tom, I especially appreciate your kind words. I imagine sending May out into the world will be more like sending a child off to college: by then you trust they’re strong enough to make it on their own.
Anyone else with books out who can comment on this?
Karen Strong says
It’s getting closer and closer. How exciting! 🙂
A.L. Sonnichsen says
Oh my gosh, she’s beautiful! I can’t wait to get my arc. Yippee!! 🙂
Sara B. Larson says
It’s so awesome! Congratulations!
Heidi Willis says
Woo Hoo!!! Doing my happy dance for you!!
And I still just ADORE that cover!! Possibly best cover I’ve seen this year. I cant’ wait to hold your book in my hands!
Congrats! I know what a long journey this has been!
Solvang Sherrie says
I’m so excited for you!!!
I love the jacket! How exciting for you!
Wow, what a thrill this all must be! I can’t wait to have May B. in my hands!
Kathryn Fitzmaurice says
It’s a beautiful cover! Really perfect in every way.
Oh Happy Day! Congrats, Caroline! The artwork is beautiful.
Joanne Fritz says
What a stunning design! You’re very lucky. And I realized if I clicked on the image it got big enough to read the flap copy! Yay! Sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to read the book.
What an exciting time in your life. It will be fun following the rest of your journey!
Ghenet Myrthil says
Yay, congrats! THe cover is so pretty.
It such a great story… It deserves a decent cover at the very least. Hope you sell tons!
Caroline Starr Rose says
Chris, what you’ve made is so gorgeous. And it captures May and her situation so beautifully. I’m thrilled my book was paired with you.
And me, too!