Usually on Wednesdays I run a regular feature. But I’m interrupting that this week because today Grown-up is available! You can order it from Dreamspinner, Amazon, ARe, or your favorite e-bookseller. It’s currently 25% off at Dreamspinner!
What’s it about? I’m glad you asked!
It’s time for Austin Beier to grow up. His car is falling apart, his roommates are less than ideal, and he’s just been fired for the umpteenth time. His love life hasn’t evolved past bathroom hookups at his favorite clubs. Forced to borrow money from his father yet again, Austin is walloped by an epiphany—he needs someone to mentor him into maturity. And who better to teach him how to be an adult than Ben, his father’s office manager? Cute in a nerdy sort of way and only a few years older than Austin, Ben is a master of organization and responsibility. But as he gets to know Ben better, Austin learns that whether you’re eight or twenty-eight, growing up is never easy.
It’s a light book with heart, and you should click over and buy your copy right now. 🙂
But I’d like to talk about that cover. It was done by the amazing Paul Richmond. He’s made several of my earlier covers, including Motel. Pool., Brute, and Pilgrimage. He also created the American Gothic-inspired cover for Housekeeping.
So when the time came to consider cover art for Grown-up, I thought it might be fun to do a take on another famous painting, Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. And Paul, bless him, was willing to play with my silly idea. I love how he got a disco ball in there! Honestly, one of the most fun parts of being an author is getting the lovely cover art.
Paul is also a great guy. And a lot taller than me. You can read here about his You Will Rise project. Or go here to check out his art.
But first read Grown-up. 🙂 And if you do, I’d truly appreciate a review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc.