Monday, October 29, 2012

Cover Reveal: Wig in the Window

I am so excited to have been selected to reveal the cover for Kristen Kittscher's debut middle grade novel The Wig in the Window (Harper Collins, 2013).   I have known Kristen for over a year now and she is not only a fabulous writer but also a wonderful friend and teacher.

Synopsis from the back of the ARC for The Wig in the Window:
"Sophie Young and Grace Yang have made a game of spying on their neighbors, but when they stake out the home of notoriously phony middle school counselor Dr. Charlotte Agford (aka Dr. Awkward) they stumble across a terrifying scene.

Or do they? No matter what, the girls are convinced that Dr. Agford’s sugary sweet façade hides a dark secret. But as they get closer to the truth about Agford, the strain of the investigation pushes Sophie and Grace farther apart. Even if they crack their case, will their friendship survive?

Perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Wig in the Window is a smart, funny mystery with a Rear Window twist."

And now the cover reveal...


I love the cover and I can't wait for everyone to meet Young & Yang.  One lucky reader will get to read The Wig in the Window now.  Kristen is giving away an advanced readers copy of The Wig in the Window.  You can enter by using the Rafflecopter form at the bottom.

Here is a teaser quote from the back cover
"I looked back across the dark stretch of Agford’s lawn to the house. Every light was ablaze and her blinds were pulled low, creating a milky-white screen. And projected onto that screen was the most terrifying image I had ever encountered. Agford’s silhouetted figure loomed before me, twenty feet high and ten feet wide. She raised one arm and paused—the black outline of a cleaver hovering overhead—before swinging violently downward."

For more information about Kristen Kittscher: twitter | facebook | website

Kristen Kittscher is a writing tutor in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, Kai. A graduate of Brown University and former seventh grade English teacher, she loves writing funny mysteries for the precocious middle schoolers she once enjoyed teaching so much. She’s now at work on Young & Yang’s next adventure, THE TIARA ON THE TERRACE.

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21 comments:

  1. oh my god that is an ADORABLE cover!! I just love it so much!! I think my cousin would LOVE to be able to read this in advance so thanks for the giveaway. I love how middle grade books have this artistically drawn covers, so much better than actual models and photography.

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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    1. So glad you like it. The cover artist is Marcos Calo, who also designed Nova Ren Suma's DANI NOIR. He's so talented! http://www.marcoscalo.com/

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  2. Kristen, how fun! I love the words in the window blinds. Can't wait to read this book!

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  3. I love this cover!!! Can't wait to read...

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  4. Totally cute! My inner eleven year old approves :)

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  5. Great cover! I love the colors. And those polkadot pants!

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  6. So glad you all like it! Thanks for stopping by to have a peek!

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  7. I do love a good mystery and this sounds like one. Thanks for running the giveaway.

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  8. I love it so much! The style looked familiar and then I realized from your comment... same artist as DANI NOIR! Marcos Calo is amazing and I'm thrilled for you!

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    1. Thanks, Nova. When I heard he was going the cover I was thrilled, as I loved yours for DANI NOIR so much!

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  9. That title font is incredible. Awesome cover, Kristen!

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  10. I really can't get enough of this cover, Kristen. It is perfect. <3

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  11. This cover is excellent. I am a big fan of mysteries and this MG read sounds like such fun. I would love to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    ~Jess

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  12. The cover looks fantastic, and I LOVE the teaser quote! So excited for readers to get to know Agford and co.!!!

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  13. What a great, great cover! I would HAVE to pick that up as a kid, and still have to now! Yay, Kristen!! Can't wait to read this!!

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  14. Lovely giveaway! Thank you so much :)

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  15. What an awesome cover! Can't wait to read!

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  16. I love the cover!! Like I told you before, my daughter is going to love this!! :o)

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  17. I've only recently ventured into the world of MG books and this one sounds so good! I can't wait to read it :0)

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