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Check out the cover for “The First Day of the New Tomorrow” Wahoo!

Yahoo!  I am so excited to reveal the cover for my new story “The First Day of the New Tomorrow”

This is my first young adult release, and I’m stoked because I finally get to explode something let loose and have a little fun.

Here we go!  What do you think?

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Cover copy:

When dreams become reality, reality becomes a nightmare

Maya dreams of perfect skin, beautiful hair, good grades, and Eric Brighton—the boy she’s been crushing on since middle school. No matter how hard she tries, all these things elude her, but when a creepy college recruiter arrives with news that Maya has omnipotent powers, things change quickly.

Having everything she wants is a lot harder than Maya expects, though. Will she give it all up for the chance to be normal again, even if it means losing Eric?

The First Day of the New Tomorrow Releases on September 27th, but remember, if you want to be the first to read it, you can pre-order it in on my publisher Muse It Up’s Website right now for 20% off.  Way cool!

What do you think?

JenniFer_EatonF

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How do I always end up in messes like this?

Okay, I know half of you want to just spit on me, and I have no right to be tense, stressed, or frustrated.  My problems are good problems to have … but how the heck did this just happen to me a SECOND time?

If you’ve been hanging out here for a while, you’ll remember that “Make Believe” and “For the Love of Christmas” released a day apart last year, and I had to do all of the editing simultaneously with two different publishers.

Well, this time around, I hoped I’d get a break.  But it was not meant to be.

The first round edits for “The First Day of the New Tomorrow” came in first (which surprised me) So, as I am readying to sit down with them… in come the edits for “Paper Wishes”.

Yes, this is the chance we take when we sign with two different publishers about a month apart.

“Okay,” I thought.  “No problem.”  Paper Wishes was already published, right?  All I needed to do initially is take out the words Astraea considered curses, which I did, so I should be good to go, right?

Ummm… no.

Yikes!

I have a little work to do to bring it more in line with what they want for a Christian novel.  Some things I expected (like taming down the make-out scene) but a few of the other things surprised me.  I’m going to need to think these changes over to keep the realistic tone of the story, but keep it within their strict, but understandable parameters.

In other words, YES, I have some work cut out for me.

The First Day of the New Tomorrow edits were topped with a nice note from the editor “Thank you for such a clean manuscript.”

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But, as always, there are a few things in there that made me cringe.

One was a reference to “Ken Doll” which the editor changed to something else that made me think of blow up dolls.  Nope, can’t do that.  I quickly hopped over to Mattel’s web site and asked for formal permission to use “Ken Doll” (Which was a decent amount of paper work, but not impossible if you ever find that need.) Now I just have to wait for their approval.

So, yeah, busy week ahead of me here.  I’m a little stressed, but it’s a happy kind of stress.

It’s all good.

JenniFer_EatonF

Another big announcement! Can I hear a WAHOO!?

I am thrilled to announce that I have signed with Muse It Up Publishing for “The First Day of the New Tomorrow”.

This will be my first (published) Young Adult piece, which tickles me to death because I just LOVE writing younger characters.  It’s so much easier to develop a story around characters who don’t have to worry about annoying “adult” things.  Ya know what I mean?

The First Day of the New Tomorrow is an “unexpected super-hero” story with an intense (and -of course- explosive) finale.

Here’s the blurb:

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Maya dreams of perfect skin, beautiful hair, good grades, and Eric Brighton—the boy she’s been crushing on since middle school.

No matter how hard she tries, all these things elude her. New Topmorrow 3But when a creepy college recruiter arrives with news that Maya has omnipotent powers, things change quickly.

Having everything she wants is a lot harder than Maya expects, though.

Will she give it all up for the chance to be normal again, even if it means losing Eric?

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Release date and cover reveals to follow.

Yay1!

JenniFer_EatonF