Ahhhh you guys! I get to be super awesome and JUDGE things. It is like a dream come true.
The details in VIDEO FORM:
The details in WRITTEN FORM:
So, the AWESOME, and amazing Robyn Schneider has a new book called SEVERED HEADS, BROKEN HEARTSÂ coming out June 5, 2012 with Katherine Tegen Books at Harper Collins.
Here’s the summary:
“Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for themâ€”a singleÂ encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited
until he was primed to lose it all: In one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezraâ€™s knee,Â his athletic career, and his social life.
No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezraâ€™s ever metâ€” achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent.
Together, Ezra and Cassidy discover flash mobs, buried treasure, and a poodle that might just be the reincarnation of Jay Gatsby. But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: If oneâ€™s singular tragedy has already hit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?
Robyn Schneiderâ€™s Severed Heads, Broken Hearts is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.“
The contest rules straight from Robyn herself:
“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to design your own cover for my contemporary YA novel SEVERED HEADS, BROKEN HEARTS, out June 5 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. Please post your cover on tumblr or twitter with the tag #severedheadsbrokenheartscovers before Friday, Oct. 26. You can enter as many times as you’d like, and this contest is open internationally. Six Blogger Judges will each select their favorite cover, and these favorites will be sent to editor Katherine Tegen who will choose a winning entry. The winner will receive a signed advance reader edition of the book months before it is published. You can check out http://severedheadsbrokenhearts.tumblr.com to find some images that reflect the book if you’d like. You can use editing software or draw, paint, or collage your cover. Some great free online image editing programs include http://fotoflexer.com/ and http://www.picmonkey.com/ I’ll be re-blogging covers on my tumblr, http://realrobynschneider.tumblr.com. I’m so excited to see what you come up with!”
Pam-Â http://bookalicio.usÂ @BookaliciousPam
Liz-Â http://www.elizziebooks.com/Â @elizziebeth
April-Â http://www.goodbooksandgoodwine.com/Â @booksandwine
Kristi-Â http://www.thestorysiren.comÂ @thestorysiren
Shanyn-Â http://chickloveslit.com/Â @shanynlee
Rachel-Â http://www.fiktshun.com/fiktshun/Â @fiktshun
Let’s hope your cover doesn’t make us do this:
and instead makes us want to do this: