Beautiful Creatures finally debuted on Amazon in its full graphic glory:
Don't you think it's a great cover? Snaps to Dave, he really outdid himself on the design. It's printed on foil, so it has this great shimmery quality when you see it in real life. I mean, real non-digital life.
And what you can't see in this picture is, man o' man, this sucker is huge! Here, I'll show you the profile shot, taken with L's phone at first sight:
Okay so he wasn't using an actual camera, but still. You get the point. The book is fat & juicy. (And that was the one day my counter was clean.) I guess that was really two points…That was the first moment I saw it.
Here is the second, and this picture is with MP…whom I may or may not have kept home from school to edit the final draft.
MP:"Mom! I have to go to school! It's been three days!"
Me: "Don't be so selfish! Get back in there and EDIT!"
Don't tell Little, Brown, but Kami and I are actually more scared of MP than anybody. She's a real butt kicker. She's already shredding through the early draft of our next project…"Have you learned NOTHING!? Do you have an ADDICTION to COMMAS!? Does NOBODY listen to me?!"
EP & KP go easier on us. But that's only because EP is older and has less time. And KP is younger so I haven't let her read it. I have a feeling it runs in the in the family.
Can't wait for you guys to actually read it now!
8 months and counting…
"And sometimes, sometimes, I wish I was like Mariella,
she got some pritt stick and glued her lips together.
So she never had to speak, never had to speak, never had to speak.
People used to say shes as quiet as a mouse, she just doesn’t make a peep.
She marched to her wardrobe and threw away the colour,
because wearing black looks mysterious, but it didn’t impress her mother.
She wanted to dress her baby in patterns and flowers,
but Mariella just crossed her arms and so she cried for hours.
Mariella. Mariella. My pretty, baby girl
Unglue your lips from being together and wear some pink and pearls.
You can have your friends ‘round and they can stay for tea.
Won’t you just try to fit in please, do this for me.
But Mariella just crossed her arms and walked up the stairs
and she went into her bedroom, and she sat on her bed.
And she looked in the mirror and she thought to herself
If I wanna play, I can play with me,
If I wanna think, I’ll think in my head.
At school, Mariella didn’t have many friends,
yeah, the girls there, they looked at her and thought she was quite strange.
Boys aren’t really into girls at that age.
And the teachers, they thought Mariella was just going through a phase.
But Mariella just smiled as she skipped down the road
because she knew all the secrets in her world.
style="text-align: center;">yeah, she always got the crossword puzzle right every day
and she could do the alphabet backwards, without making any mistakes.
Mariella. Mariella. Pretty, pretty girl. Mariella. Mariella.
Happy in her own little world. Happy in her own little world.
And she says I’m never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever,
yeah, I’m never ever ever ever ever ever ever, yeah, I’m never ever ever ever ever ever ever
gunna unglue my lips from being together
She said I’m never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever, yeah, I’m never ever ever ever ever ever ever,
yeah, I’m never ever ever ever ever ever ever evereverevereverevereverevereverever
gonna unglue my lips from being together
ha ha ha ha."
Mariella, Kate Nash