Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cover reveal for SKY JUMPERS!!!

Ohmygosh, guys. A big part of my sub-conscious never thought this day would come, and that my book would always be a name without a face. My conscious brain knew that my cover team was working on it tirelessly, and not willing to stop until everything came out perfect. Both are happy dancing right now.

Because the day has come. The day where my book gets a face.

And gosh it's a beautiful face.

Are you ready for it?

Here it is!!!



Isn't it amazing?! I love it to pieces! I love the creative direction they took it in, the scenery, and ohmygosh-- the way the light shines on everything! It shows the action, the adventure, the danger, the excitement, and that Hope (the main character) has a daredevil gene set to extra high, all in one image! It was the green bombs that made this story post-apocalyptic; I'm thrilled that the cover pays homage to that with its color. And the fact that they're going through the Bomb's Breath on the cover... :'o)

Want to know more about SKY JUMPERS? Here's what my incredible editor (seriously, guys-- she's so very incredible) has to say about it:

As soon as I read the opening paragraphs to Sky Jumpers, I was hooked! What would it be like to jump into the sky . . . and not fall? I couldn’t get the image out of my head. Sky Jumpers is the story of 12-year-old Hope. Hope lives in a town of inventors struggling to recover from World War III. But Hope is terrible at inventing and would much rather sneak off to dive into the Bomb’s Breath—the deadly band of compressed air left by the bombs—than fail at another invention. When bandits invade, the only way to get help is to go through the Bomb’s Breath, and Hope and her friends may be the only ones who can do it.

Sky Jumpers has everything--action, adventure, bad guys, really cool inventions, family and friendships worth risking everything for, death defying cliff dives, relatable characters, and an unlikely hero named Hope. It also has great themes for discussion-- working with our strengths, the difference individuals can make, whether our history determines our future or if we can change it. And it asks the question what happens when you can't do (or feel like you can’t do) the one thing that matters most?

Shana Corey
Executive Editor
Random House Children's Books


Want to enter a giveaway to possibly win a hardcover of SKY JUMPERS? Here's your chance! There are even extra options to get you extra entries.

(This one is for the US only. I will do an international swag giveaway soon, though!)
 a Rafflecopter giveaway

But this is not the only chance you have to win a copy-- my blog is one part of a three-blog reveal, and you can enter to win A HARDBACK OF SKY JUMPERS AT EACH OF THE OTHER BLOGS. That's right! And not only is there a second and a third giveaway, but there is exclusive content at each. Check them out!

On Literary Rambles, my agent, Sara Crowe, talks about why she fell for SKY JUMPERS, with another giveaway. Click here!

And on Icey Books, my cover artist, Owen Richardson, talks about what it was like to illustrate the cover, with another giveaway. Click here!

Thanks for coming to share the excitement with me today!

83 comments:

J. A. Bennett said...

AWESOME!!!! Love it!! So excited for you :) :)

Angela Brown said...

That cover is wonderful. I'm so excited for you and definitely entering to win. These are thrilling times for you and I hope they only get better and better :-)

Richard Hughes said...

That is a beautiful cover. That alone makes me want to read it. Hope you're the next great successful writer.

Cristina said...

oh my goodness, I LOVE IT! love love love. I can't wait to read it!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

A big Congrats, Peggy! So excited to be a part of your cover reveal.

Iain said...

WOW!
just... WOW!
I'm so excited for you Peggy. Congratulations :o)
Seeing our name at the bottom suddenly makes it seem so real.
The next thing will be seeing the book on the shelves :oD

Caroline Carlson said...

It looks GREAT! So eye-catching and exciting. Congrats, Peggy!

ilima said...

It's beautiful! And so many cool things going on for you. What awesome words your editor had to say. So many congrats!

Connie B. Dowell said...

Gorgeous cover, Peggy. I love all the green!

Elana Johnson said...

Fabulous!! Congrats, Peggy! It's going to take the world by storm!!

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations!! The cover is gorgeous! :D

Lydia Kang said...

It's AWESOME! So glad to finally see it!

Renee Collins said...

Wow! What a gorgeous, imagination-capturing cover! I love it!

Amber Lough said...

Awesome cover! RH did a great job.

Katie Dodge said...

LOVE it so much, Peggy!! I'm so excited for you and all the wonderful things coming your way!!! Congrats!!!

L.T. Elliot said...

It's a gorgeous cover, Peggy and it sounds like a really fun book! I'm excited for it to come out!

Patti said...

What an awesome cover. Congratulations.

David P. King said...

I can't wait to hold that puppy in my hands. Way to go, Peggy! This is going to take the MG world by storm! :)

Kathryn Purdie said...

I LOVE this cover. Absolutely stunning!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

It's beautiful Peggy!

Francesca Zappia said...

This cover looks amazing, Peggy! Congratulations!

Claire M. Caterer said...

Peggy, this is a beautiful cover. I love the colors in it, and the depth of the canyon--it just looks like a book kids would snatch up in a heartbeat (not to mention me!).

Melissa Landers said...

It's beee-eau-tiful! Congrats on an awesome cover!

Erin Shakespear said...

I love the green! It's so eye-catching. And I love the guys jumping. It's brilliant. And I can't wait to read it!

Candice said...

This is such a great cover, eye catching for adults and children. Congratulations!

Jenilyn Collings said...

It's so gorgeous, Peggy! I love it!

debsterette said...

Congratulations Peggy! The book looks amazing! Chris and I can't wait to read it!!

Jenny S. Morris said...

This cover is just brilliant. So happy for you.

Janeal Falor said...

This cover is amazing. I really like it!

Jessie Humphries said...

Bomb.com! Or green bomb.com! I love it. I love you! I love everything! ;)

Rebecca Taylor said...

How exciting--both the cover and the moment!

Shallee said...

Peggy, I love it! So brilliant and eye catching. Yay!!

akossiwaketoglo.com said...

Snazzy cover!!!
Congratulations!

~Akoss

JeffO said...

Congratulations, Peggy, the cover looks great. It's got 'book fair' written all over it (I mean that in the best way--I can picture stacks of it at school book fairs).

Cortney Pearson said...

Peggy!! (This is my second try commenting, so if you get two, that's why...)

Just want to say how fantastic that cover looks! I can't wait to read your story! :D

Jeff Hargett said...

That's a top-notch cover for a top-notch author! Congratulations!

Angie said...

It's beautiful, Peggy! Congratulations.

Angie said...

It's beautiful, Peggy! Congratulations.

Ruth Schiffmann said...

What an AMAZING cover, Peggy!! Congratulations =D

Karly said...

Peggy, this is such an awesome cover! I'm SO excited to read this book and love that you will be published! Congrats!

prerna pickett said...

oh my gosh, how exciting! It looks awesome!

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I feel like I'm suffering deja vu. The cover is beautiful, but I swear I've seen it before. But if this is a cover reveal...maybe not.

Or perhaps you blogged about it earlier as in "possible choices for the cover."

I'm so confused.

Emma Pass said...

Peggy!!! What a cover! You must be THRILLED. It is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Susan Kane said...

Super cover...has a 30s retro look. Congratulations!

Cory Loughmiller said...

That is an awesome cover. I cannot wait to read that book.

Mark Means said...

It looks awesome and the concept sounds great, too!

Livia Peterson said...

Oh my godsh, Peggy - love your cover! So gorgeous and beautiful! Can't wait to read Sky Jumpers! :)

Angela Cothran said...

I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! So exciting and gorgeous!!! I was going to enter your giveaway, but I think I'll show my support the old fashion way by buying it the day it comes out for full price :) I'm so thrilled for you!

CallieCreativeCelt said...

Congratulations Peggy! That cover looks grand!

Kristine said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the cover!!! Can't wait to hold it in my hands in 6 months and 10 days!

Erica said...

I just LOVE your cover! I cannot wait to read :)

Erica said...

I just LOVE your cover! I cannot wait to read :)

Leslie said...

This is a stunning cover! I cannot wait to see it in person and read it one day!!!!!

Imogen Elvis said...

What an amazing cover! I'm so happy for you. It's just PERFECT!

Carrie Butler said...

How cool is this, Pegasus? I'm so stinkin' excited for you! :D Congratulations!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Beautiful cover! Congratulations! :)

S.P. Bowers said...

Love the cover! It's one that would catch my eye in the store. I'm bummed my chances of winning are so low but if I don't I'll buy it anyway, and next time I come to Utah I'll stalk you for a signature. :)

(just in case you were worried, I'm nice and would never stalk you. Really.)

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Love it! Amazing. Congrats and good luck. Looking forward to reading it.

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh, Peggy! I love it! :)

Rena said...

So amazing! I love that cover, it really sets an awesome tone for the book.

Brooke said...

Love the cover--and the synopsis by the Editor. Congratulations!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Congratulations! I like the cover too! And your book sounds interesting. I like the idea of growing up in a town full of inventors, because then life would never be boring; people would always be coming up with something new.

Tara Tyler said...

omg! its incredible!!
you have to put me on your tour!
fantastic art work!
how exciting!

Lexa Cain said...

Congrats on the cover! I love the blurb from your editor, and I think Hope sounds like an awesome heroine! :-)

Bea Sempere (Denise Baer) said...

Great cover, Peggy. I wish you the best with it!

Jay Noel said...

I'm in love with your cover!!!!!!

Charlie Holmberg said...

Love it!! Congrats on landing a GOOD cover!

bethchristopher.com said...

Wow! Love the lightning and the movement! You got yourself one gorgeous cover - congrats!

Julie said...

SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!

So. Freakin'. Cool.

Congrats on the FANTASTIC cover, and for freakin' having a contract with Random House in the first place. Three cheers for you!!! You're an inspiration ( :

Rachelle said...

Love it! So excited for this! Woot!

Donna Nolan said...

Did I mention that I love, love, love this cover? It is so perfect and beautiful! And your name is on a book!!!

Taffy said...

LOVE IT! (Did you hear me shouting from my house??)

Cassie Mae said...

OMGosh, Peggy!!!! It looks Ah-Maz-ing! Oh totally squee-ing for you. :) congrats! One of the best parts of writing is the cover reveal, lol.

Marianne Fineberg said...

Hi there, Peggy - the cover looks FANTASTIC!! Congratulations! Being one of the privileged few who've read it, I can say the the cover matches the story. I bet you can't wait for pub day! - Marianne Malone

Kristen Wixted said...

Wow! I love the perspective on your cover. Guess it makes sense with the title and plot but it surprised me!
Nice to meet you. :)

tfwalsh said...

Huge congrats... the cover is totally awesome.

Shell Flower said...

Your cover is so active and engaging. I love it. Sky Jumpers is a cool title, too. You will certainly attract your target audience with that cover. Congratulations to you on this HUGE day. You are totally rocking this publishing thing! Can't wait to buy your book at my local independent bookstore :)

Anne said...

Congrats! That cover is fantastic :)

Amanda Olivieri said...

Ahhhh, Peggy! The cover is SO GORGEOUS! Congratulations!! :D

Melanie Fowler said...

So your cover is freaking amazing! Congrats Peggy! I'm so excited for your book!

Emily R. King said...

Love it, Peggy! Huge congrats!

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