Comments: In Which I Die of Something. Probably Swine Flu.

Having whacked off my own hair recently, I knew exactly whose hair Rose was holding, but the power of the back photo makes the front photo even better!

And I'm not sure which one I covet more: that dress or the ability to not look like a tomato in that dress :)

Posted by Beth R at December 7, 2009 4:25 PM

That cover is freakishly awesome! Brilliant!

Posted by edj at December 7, 2009 4:35 PM

I don't know is cutting off someone else's hair is ALWAYS creepy. Sometimes is just revenge. See Bernice Bobs Her Hair. True, she empowers herself and gets her own hair cut off, but the best part of the story is when she cuts off Marjorie's hair.

Posted by Haley at December 7, 2009 5:17 PM

Just put the book on my Amazon wish list today...the audio version. Any idea when it's coming out for us listening readers?

Posted by Chris at December 7, 2009 5:22 PM

June 8 ---Same day as the hardback and THANK YOU!

I go into the studio in late January to read it :)

Posted by Joshilyn at December 7, 2009 6:12 PM


Posted by Lydia at December 7, 2009 6:41 PM

It's beautiful. I can't wait to read it. You're such a tease with all this cover nonsense.

Posted by Nikki at December 8, 2009 1:08 AM

I was never in any doubt about whose hair she was holding. . .and I'm with Beth R up there. . .that dress is awesome. . .it's gorgeous, but the black hair and the green grass with the red dress with the. . .it's all just perfect. It's really and FOR TRUE one of the best covers I've ever seen EVER.

Posted by Roxanne at December 8, 2009 8:02 AM

Photographer Cig Harvey -- the stuff she does with color blows the top of my head off.

Posted by Joshilyn at December 8, 2009 9:00 AM

June 8 huh??? Is now too early to get on the library waiting list for it I like to be first in line with my favorite authors...

Posted by Linda J at December 8, 2009 12:03 PM

STILL super love that cover and covet that dress. I pre-ordered my copy the day I saw the cover on your website and went off squeeing. . . . also, I do wish she were in heels, the flats look kinda stumpy. I wish my hair were that thick and pretty, but, yanno, attached to my head still.

Posted by Jess at December 8, 2009 2:30 PM

Oh Emm Gee - I am so excited that you are going to be reading Backseat Saints. I discovered you by renting the audiobook of Between, Georgia and fell in love with your Perfect Southern Accent.

Posted by Anna Marie at December 8, 2009 2:33 PM

The cover is truly gorgeous and expressive - and I'm so sorry that you're feeling ill!

Get well soon.

Posted by Diane (TT) at December 8, 2009 5:30 PM

Just finished The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold and really can't take the image of a lone chopped off braid!! Yay for the back cover! :)

Posted by Reagan at December 8, 2009 11:32 PM