Sunday, March 29, 2009

Changing Things Up :)

Last Monday, this was waiting patiently for me in my inbox. :) 
The cover of my new sporty YA novel, CHANGE UP: AN ASHLEY CLARKE NOVEL (SCREWBALL series, Book 2) has arrived! 

After I wrote a fictional series based on a freshman fastpitch softball fanatic for FASTPITCH FOREVER magazine, two years ago, the publisher asked me to turn the magazine series into books. Hence, the SCREWBALL series was born. As a teen and tween, I loved to read and searched bookstores for girls' sports books and found absolutely nothing. Sports were a huge part of my life and I had a hard time relating to tween and teen main characters who didn't play sports. I was forced to either read boys' sports books or book adaptations of sporty movies. 

I'm so proud every time I see another girls' sporty novel in print, whether it's mine or another author's, and the SCREWBALL series is super special to me.  :) 

After I received the fabulous new, summery cover, I was in celebration mode and spent the first half of the week promoting CHANGE UP and wrote zero words. However, I was able to squeeze out 2000 words yesterday.

Have an amazing week, everyone! :) 


Ceri Hebert said...

EXCELLENT!! Awesome cover!

Marianne Arkins said...

I said it on your blog, and I'll say it again -- I LOVE the cover!

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Ceri!

Thanks for the double shout out, Marianne! ;)

groovyoldlady said...

Congrats, Keri!!!

Melissa McClone said...

Cool cover, Keri! Congrats.

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Groovyoldlady and Melissa! ;)