BIg Announcement 1!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in book covers, The False Prince | 20 comments

Big Announcement 2 is coming soon, I promise. And I’m not sure which news is the best or most exciting. So Announcement 1 and Announcement 2 aren’t in any particular order; it just makes sense chronologically.
FINALLY, I can publicly announce the cover for THE FALSE PRINCE, to be released in April 2012 with Scholastic. It was done by the very impressive Tim O’Brien (who also did the cover art for Hunger Games – squee!).
For me, I love this. Love it. I’m considering having the design printed onto linen so I can wrap myself up in it to sleep (Just kidding – but no, not really kidding at all). My thanks to the many people at Scholastic who put so much time and heart into the development and direction of this cover.
Here is the story description:

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

Big announcement 2 will come tomorrow. Unless I get too eager and post it tonight!


  1. Great cover! Sounds like an exciting book. Can’t wait to read it.

  2. it’s perfect! how exciting 🙂

  3. Beautiful!!! Can’t wait!

  4. Love the cover!

  5. Love the cover! Congratulations!

  6. Very cool, I love the broken crown imagery.

  7. Awesome cover!

  8. Awesome cover! Congrats!

  9. How wonderful! Congratulations on your new book. The cover is very eye catching.

  10. I agree with you and everyone else. What a fabulous cover! Congratulations. 🙂 Now for announcement #2. . ?

  11. Perfect cover! Can’t wait for the book that goes with it!!!

  12. Congratulations! That is a wonderful cover!

  13. Fabulous! I just can’t wait to read it–the premise sounds awesome!

  14. Totally love it and can’t wait to read it!

  15. BEAUTIFUL! Love it so very much.

  16. Love your cover! It’s clean and sharp and dramatic, yet so simple.

  17. Wonderful cover! =)

  18. Very strong cover. Congrats!!!

  19. This will sound redundant, but. . . Great Cover!

  20. Thank you everyone! I appreciate your kind comments and shared enthusiasm. I hope it will continue to get a good response when it’s released into the wild!

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