It's amazing to think that something you've been working on for four years might finally be becoming a tangible book you can hold in your hands.
Self-publishing is no joke. I have never read so many forums on margin sizes or spent this much time Googling how to format a Word document. Each day I spend hours trying to make my novel just that much more precise, ensuring there are no extra spaces in the manuscript, and that the font is easy on your eyes.
And all of this —all of the non-writing stuff—will be worth it as soon as you have this book in your hands.
That time is coming. Today you are now able to PRE-ORDER my novel! I cannot express my excitement to you.
Even more exciting, I can now show you the official cover. I love it so much. Huge gratitude to my friend and graphic designer, Brendon Downey, for making the cover better than I could have imagined.
What do you think?
I love it.
I wanted the cover to be peach (you'll find out why when you read the novel). I also wanted to include a house. The book has a distinct theme about home. What does it feel like when someone leaves you behind? And what would it look like if they decided to come home again? Lastly, I am excited that we were able to incorporate some of my hand-lettering.
You can pre-order Come Find Me, Sage Parker here:
*recommended if you're in the US
*recommended if you're in Canada
And if you haven't seen yet, you can download the first chapter for free here:
And finally, I will leave you with the blurb that will appear on the back of the book.
For nine years Maeve Parker has been waiting for her mother to come home.
“I’ll be back soon, my darling,” her mother, Sage, said the day she left. “Don't you worry. I just need to go find myself.”
Do you have to run away in order to find yourself? Maeve wondered. When, exactly, do you know when that self you were so desperately looking for is found?
Now Maeve is sixteen-years-old and Sage still hasn’t returned.
Fiercely independent and disillusioned, Maeve has grown up with her mother’s ex-boyfriend as her only companion. Giving up all hope of Sage’s return, she convinces herself that mothers—and people—are unnecessary. When she meets Ky and Levi, she is adamant about keeping them at arms length. But Ky, the only true friend Maeve knows, and Levi, the boy with the startling blue eyes, crash through Maeve’s walls.
Then one of them is wrenched away—permanently. And Maeve is left dangling with the final words they left behind: go find Sage Parker.