Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Squeal Heard 'Round The World!

No, it wasn't a high-pitched sonic boom or your smoke alarm going off this morning, it was me squealing when a box of galleys for DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY was delivered to my door! I wasn't expecting them this early, and I was floored!

"Galleys", also known as ARC's (Advanced Reader Copies), are the bound, pre-proofed version of your book that is sent to reviewers and booksellers (a sneak preview, if you will).

Here's a closer view of what the cover actually looks like:

Isn't it cool? I guess this is the official "unveiling" of the cover! The first time I saw it, I thought, "Whoa," but within five seconds I was thinking, "Yeah!". I just love it. All Halloweeny and spooky and cool and funny. It fits the book perfectly, and look at my name on top! LOL

Even better, the back cover copy is not what I thought it was going to be - it's even better! I haven't been able to stop smiling all day!

Holding that actual book in your hand makes an incredible journey finally seem real.

Wow. It's a good day.


Tawny said...

OMGOMGOMGOMG - LOOK at that awesoem cover and don't you look quite the perky thing holding it LOL.

I'm SO excited for you - I can't wait to hold it in MY hands!!!

Beth said...

I LOVE the cover and you look so beautiful! I can not wait to get my hands on my very own copy of Dead Girls :-)

What does the back cover copy say? Don't leave us hanging LOL!

Nicole said...

Congrats!!!!! Bet it feels good to have those in your hands.

Just found your blog when I read the title of your book on Amazon and had to know what it was about. And now it's on my list of books to watch for. Looks good.

Terri said...

Thanks, Tawny & Beth! I got so excited when I uploaded the earlier pictures that I left my camera on all day and the battery died! LOL I can't take a picture of the back cover until tomorrow. Thanks for sharing in my excitement!

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you.

Love...your husband.

Terri said...

Thanks, Nicole!:) Hopefully the cover will be up on Amazon soon.

Anna Sugden said...

Squealing for you here in NJ! I'm sooo excited. Can't wait to have my own copy(ies). Nicki is finally real!

So proud of you. You deserve every minute of this.

~~Olivia said...

Terri -- Your cover is gorgeous! Just stunning! I love the colors and the artwork!!

Your name is right on top!! How kewl is that!! It doesn't get any better!

Congratulations! What a dream come true!!

Terri said...

Thanks, Olivia. :) It IS a dream come true.