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Cover reveal for The Way of the Wombat

It’s live! Here’s the cover for THE WAY OF THE WOMBAT: QUEST FOR GRAY IRONBARK! Follow the link to the original post over at Me, My Shelf and I to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the book (when available Feb. 2nd) and a WhomBat Thorn (a really cool foam sword)!

WotW QfGI Front Cover

Which Way would you follow?
When Laz, a young wombat, goes from playing a game with his friend Kita in their idyllic tribal village to witnessing the nightmare of a Tasmanian devil attack, he reacts in the only way he can: he fights back. He accidentally kills a devil while trying to save his sister, but his sister is still taken captive. To make matters worse, the tribal elders banish Laz, Kita and Zeeg—the three youths who fought back—for failing to follow the way of the wombat.
Frustrated and adrift, the three friends embark on a quest through red rocky deserts and deep eucalyptus jungles to discover their own way. With a cheerful koala warrior as a guide and a wise platypus as their trainer, they hope to survive long enough to find a legendary weapon that could save their tribe and Laz’s sister from the devils. But danger lurks around every tree…
Find your own Way at WhomBatz.com!

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What do you think?! Hope you like it as much as I do. Happy Holidays, everyone!

adriannestricklandAdriAnne shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, but has spent two cumulative years living abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe. While writing occupies most of her time, she commercial fishes every summer in Bristol Bay, because she can’t seem to stop. Her YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, launched August 8th, 2014 from Flux Books. You can follow her on Twitter and like her on Facebook.

WORDLESS Giveaways Galore and LIFELESS Cover Reveal!

Hey all! It’s been an exciting week for me with the release of my debut YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS! With all of this excitement comes a lot of giveaways, so I’ll give you the lowdown!

First off, my blog tour with Me, My Shelf and I went swimmingly! Even better, there’s still time to enter the giveaway. Grand prize is a signed copy of WORDLESS + swag, plus a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. TWO runner ups will receive signed copies of WORDLESS + swag. So go check it out and enter!

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There’s less time for this one, but on my own blog, you can enter the WORDLESS Guess-the-Character Giveaway (before midnight, tonight). Corinne Duyvis drew amazing portraits for the five main characters of WORDLESS, and a blog post featuring each “mystery character” also has a Rafflecopter to guess who they are. Check them out, and click on the portraits if you have a guess! You could win one of FIVE cool WORDLESS-themed prizes (that include a journal, a Sigg water bottle, chocolate, etc….) plus a poster of all the characters!

Character 1Character 2Character 3Character 4Character 5

Also, the wonderful MG Buehrlen interviewed me for her YA Authors as YAs series over at her blog. Not only can you learn all sorts of geeky factoids about me as a teen, but you can enter her giveaway for a signed copy of WORDLESS + swag!

And last but not least… the cover reveal for LIFELESS, the sequel to WORDLESS, over at Icey Books! Check it out below, but be sure to head to Icey Books to enter to enter the giveaway for yet another signed copy of WORDLESS + swag!

What do you think? Well, that about wraps it up, folks. Good luck!

-Adri out

adriannestricklandAdriAnne shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, but has spent two cumulative years living abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe. While writing occupies most of her time, she commercial fishes every summer in Bristol Bay, because she can’t seem to stop. Her YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, debuted August 8th, 2014 from Flux Books. You can follow her on Twitter and like her on Facebook.

 

Behind the Cover of DREAM BOY

When I first saw the cover for Dream Boy,  I was stunned.

In a great way… the best way. Stunned. I’m not sure I breathed for a full minute. I could feel my eyes literally widen and my jaw literally drop. I was like a caricature for the word “Whoa!”

Now, after keeping it to myself for eons (or at least a few months that felt like eons), I am thrilled to announce that my coauthor Madelyn Rosenberg and I will be sharing our gorgeous cover with the world for the first time!

DREAM BOY by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg

Pretty, no?

I especially love the way dreamlike elements combine with folklore here. Like the small southern town where the novel is set, Dream Boy is edged by wilderness, mysticism and mystery. The bottle tree on the cover perfectly captures the novel’s mix of dream and nightmare.

So what is a bottle tree?

You southerners probably already know. It’s a sort of ancient folk-magic practice intended to capture evil spirits. The idea was that “haints” would become trapped in the bottles at night and could be sent off down the river come daybreak.

In Dream Boy , the bottle tree creates a connection point between the real world and what lies beyond.

I want to give a big thanks to Sourcebooks creative services manager Adrienne Krogh, designer Eileen Carey, and marketer extraordinaire Abbie Digel for their vision and hard work thoughout this process.

Before starting out, I’d heard horror stories about cover disasters–especially for new authors. People told me that we wouldn’t have any input at any stage of the cover creation of selection, and that my job as an author was just to keep my mouth shut.

What I found at Sourcebooks, though, was the quite another story. Their team started the conversation by asking us what we envisioned on the cover–and then proceeded to develop the design according to one of our suggestions. Everyone was amazingly responsive and supportive throughout the entire process, from that first brainstorming for ideas to their help in celebrating the cover’s release!

So, without further ado, starting Saturday, here is where you’ll be able to find Dream Boy‘s cover in all its glory:

1/18/2014 – Tome Tender and What’s Beyond Forks

1/19/2014 – Mundie Moms

1/20/2014 – Paranormal Book Club and Book Twirps

1/21/2014 – Wondrous Reads and The Bookish DayDreamer

1/22/2014 – The Book Mark

1/23/2014 – Jessabella Reads 

1/24/2014 – Winter Haven Books

1/25/2014 – Young Adult Book Haven and Book Fairy’s Haven
and Teen Fire Giveaway

1/26/2014 – My Guilty Obsession

1/27/2014 – Read Your Bookcase

1/28/2014 – Just Heard Read Seen

1/29/2014 – Book Addict 24/7

2/1/2014    Aleksandra’s Corner

… oh yes, and at the BookYArd of course!