Plastic Polly Cover Reveal!

Last year when Seeing Cinderella was safely off to copyedits, I immediately began journaling through several ideas, in search of just the right one for a second book. It wasn’t an easy process (I’ll post more about that later), and if I’m really honest, a part of me wondered if I’d just “gotten lucky” with Seeing Cinderella and that maybe my writing career was over before it had ever really begun.

But then last summer, I hit upon an idea I fell in love with. An idea that came together so quickly I could almost “see” the entire book unfold in my imagination, before I’d written even a single word. So, I can’t tell you how great it is to reveal the cover today for my second novel PLASTIC POLLY:

Plastic Polly Cover

The minute I saw the cover, I thought the illustrator did a fantastic job conveying the story! Here’s a description of the book from Goodreads:

Can Plastic Polly prove she’s not fake?

Polly Pierce likes being the second most popular girl at Winston Academy, right after her best friend, Kelsey. Being popular means special privileges, including a coveted spot on the planning committee for Groove-it-Up!, the annual talent show competition between Winston Academy and their rival school, American River Middle School.

Though things look rosy, life at the top isn’t as perfect as it appears to be. Polly misses her ex best friend Alyssa, her workaholic mom thinks Polly lacks motivation, and kids at school call her “Plastic Polly” behind her back—since all she ever does is agree with whatever Kelsey says.

But when Kelsey has a freak accident, Polly is suddenly thrown into the top spot as PlanMaster on the Groove-it-Up Committee. She isn’t prepared for her new status–and neither is anyone else. Backstabbing frenemies, diva-interference from Kelsey, and a crush who knows more about Polly than he lets on all threaten to derail Polly’s plans. In the midst of the chaos, Polly finds an unlikely ally as she finally has a chance to prove to everyone-and herself–that she’s more than just “Plastic Polly.”

If this sounds like something you want to read, you can:

Add Plastic Polly to your shelves on Goodreads,

Or preorder it at Amazon.

In the months to come I’ll post more about the inspiration behind this story and the process I went through to write it, but for now, I’m just going to sit back and stare at my beautiful cover.

What do you think of the cover? Let me know in the comments!

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15 Responses to Plastic Polly Cover Reveal!

  1. The cover looks great, Jenny! Can’t wait to read it. Keep up the great writing.

  2. Dee says:

    I love it! Illustrated covers like these are great. 🙂 Congrats!

  3. Congratulations!! I’m very proud of you.

  4. LOVE! I want to hang out on your cover.

  5. Heidi says:

    Looks awesome! It is inviting and intriguing.

  6. Lori Clover says:

    Great cover, the artist captured the feelings between the characters perfectly! Great job!

  7. Christoph Traugott says:

    Cover looks awesome, and congrats on a repeat, hope many more to come. The logline plot would make my teeth near-literally hurt, but perfect gold for that demographic. 🙂 If move up the age ladder, could program something more twisted and conniving, Heathers’ish, sweeping and epic, Leopold Bloom as a teenage girl. Always wanted something like that, the Greek Hero’s Quest, of the everyday-emotional-estrogen yet sublime.

  8. Carrie says:

    Jenny I love the cover!! 🙂 I am so proud of you! I want to read it already. Do I really have to wait again. 😉

  9. Thanks everyone! It’s been a great day and I’m excited for the response the cover is getting. And Carrie, sorry I don’t have any copies right now to give you :0)

  10. Love the cover!
    Congrats and best wishes. 🙂

  11. Cara Lane says:

    I love this cover, but I love the author who wrote the book even more!

  12. Cara Lane says:

    Jenny! You rock!

  13. The cover rocks! Love the illustration. Sounds like a great book! Way to go. 🙂

  14. Chrissy says:

    So awesome. It looks like a great read. Your intro reminds me of my 14 year old granddaughter!! Great stuff. Congrats!

  15. Ruth Gallo says:

    I definitely agree with you Jenny. The cover very much reflects the main character and what the book is all about. I can’t wait for its release!