My Stange Chemistry cover is finally ready--TA-DA!!!
Also, The Book Smugglers are hosting a giveaway, so sign up before Sept. 21st for a chance to win!
The Book Smugglers graciously agreed to host my cover reveal AND are also giving away three copies of Cracked, so if you like free books (who doesn't like free books??) head on over to enter the drawing and let me know what you think of Cracked's pretty new clothes!
Also, the eARC is now live officially live on netgalley: http://bit.ly/14CiXON.
A lot of people have asked about the book roses on my twitter page, and it seems like there are a lotta crafy book-loving folks out there, so I thought I'd do a quick post about them.
I can't take any credit for them, but stumbled across them on Pinterest (yes, I'm one of those. Is there a 12-step program yet??). The design and awesome step-by-step directions are from 100layercake.com and are available here.
I'm moderately crafty, but am by no means an artist, and I thought they were pretty simple to make, not to mention dirt cheap (the only things you need are wire, glue gun and glue, paper, and watercolors if you want). I think the only trick is to use the right kind of paper. It has to be stiff enough to hold a curl, so regular computer paper doesn't work so well. For mine, I used a recycled academic journal (a university library might be able to help you out with an old copy), and I added a little bit of burnt-sienna/scarlet watercolor around the edges to give it that vintage-y red tint. A word of warning--while they aren't hard, they take FOREVER, especially if you paint the edges.
If anyone else makes them I'd love to see the finished product!