Monday, May 19, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Swift

I am thrilled to show off this cover reveal. When Alex Banks came to me about doing cover art for her I was beyond ecstatic. She is so fun to work with and her stories are magical. It always nice to have a client know what they want on their covers from the get go. Alex wanted something illustrated featuring the mysterious battle-worn ship-in-a-bottle. I think the final result is awesome. What do you think? 

The Swift
Comes out June 2nd

How far would you go to save the ones you love?

The night twelve-year-old Pete planned to shoot the winning goal in the championship hockey game was the same night his dad was lost at sea. Now, eight months later, his mom still cries all the time, his beloved grandfather, stricken with Alzheimer’s, can’t even remember him, and they’re about to lose their crappy old house to the bank. To make matters worse, his twin brother Henry blames Pete for all of it. After all, they were a family of fishermen—if Pete had gone to help on the boat instead of to the game, their dad might still be alive.

While searching the attic for stuff they can sell, Pete finds a battle-torn ship-in-a-bottle. When he and Henry show the bottle to their grandpa, the three of them are transported back in time—on board the very ship that’s going down.

Battling pirates and the raging sea, the boys must learn to work together to help their grandpa save his past. If they don’t, they won’t have a future to return to.

The Swift

If you are local to Utah you don't want to miss out on the fantastic release party at the Historic Wheeler Farm. There will be a collection of fabulous MG and YA authors as well as activities for kids. It's a Family Night with Authors and YOU are invited. Monday, June 2nd, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Wheeler Farm: 6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT, 84121.

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Who is Alex Banks?
Alex Banks likes to say she holds a black belt in awesome since the only kind of kicking-butt she does is on paper. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, one samurai dog and four zen turtles. She is the author of the middle-grade syfy-adventure Jump Boys: SOS. You can find more information about Alex on her website at: Follow her on Facebook: 

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful cover, Mikey! Alex must be doing the happy dance over this one! Congrats on a job well done! And best wishes for a bestseller, Alex!


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