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:
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!