DRAWING AMANDA is set in the under-parented, high-expectation world of a Manhattan international prep school. Fourteen-year-old Inky Kahn, smarting from the death of his father, only wants to have his artwork seen and appreciated. When he submits a drawing of his secret crush – Amanda – to an Internet game developer, Inky inadvertently draws her into a cyber-stalker’s lair. Now Inky must use his art to save his muse and trap the creep before he ensnares anyone else.
I hadn’t heard of this book before I was approached with the opportunity to participate in the cover reveal, but it piqued my interest immediately. As most of you already know, I’m a big believer in judging books by their covers. I mean, I’ll read a book with a cover I don’t like if I hear enough about it, but if I’m browsing in a bookstore, it’s the cover that makes me pick up a book.
This cover I’d pick up.
What’s even cooler? The artist who did the cover illustration also drew animated GIF illustrations that are placed throughout the enhanced ebook version – so the pictures actually move. Is that not the coolest idea ever? Yes. Yes it is. (Don’t worry if you’re a luddite like me – the paper and regular ebook versions still have the pretty pictures. They’re just not moving pretty pictures.)
Drawing Amanda is set for release on June 15, 2014.
Find out more: Goodreads
About the Author:
Stephanie Feuer’s articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Herald, on bettyconfidential.com and in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. She serves as creative nonfiction editor of Conclave, a Journal of Character.
DRAWING AMANDA is her first published book of fiction.
Stephanie earned her Master’s in Journalism and Communication from Boston University, and her B.A. in sociology from Hamilton (Kirkland) College.
She lives in New York City with her husband, teenage son, Tibetan Terrier and an out of control collection of books and CDs.
About the Illustrator:
S.Y. Lee received her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. Her work has been featured in children’s books, textbooks, magazines, and on iPad® apps. She currently lives in New York with her two goldfish, One Fish and Two Fish. You can see more of her work on her online portfolio.
One last thing you’re definitely gonna want to check out – enter the Rafflecopter below and you just might be lucky enough to win a drawing of your face drawn by S. Y. Lee! Yeah, pretty awesome.
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