It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Welcome Home, edited by Eric Smith + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Welcome Home, edited by Eric Smith + Giveaway (US Only)

Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for WELCOME HOME, edited by Eric Smith, releasing September 5, 2017 from Flux.  Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Eric:

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to do a We Need Diverse Books panel with several YA authors I adore, a few hours outside of Philadelphia. I.W. Gregorio (None of the Above), Randy Ribay (An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes), E.C. Myers (The Silence of Six)… and the bunch of us talked to some fantastic school librarians about kid-lit and diversity, and the difficulty and frustration of growing up without seeing ourselves in what we read.

I made some silly joke about how there aren’t any books about “the geeky adopted brown teenager being raised by an Irish Catholic family.”

And E.C. Myers, exclaimed “there still isn’t!”

We all had a good laugh at my weirdly specific request, but the crazy thing is, it’s true. It’s hard to find those books about adopted kids. I feel like we’ve been lucky lately, with recent books like Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi and See No Color by Shannon Gibney hitting the shelves. But adopted teens are still hard to spot in books. I wrote a little bit about this here.

And well, I wanted to help change that a bit. And thus, Welcome Home was born, after a late-night, rambling email to my literary agent. I wanted to try and pull in as many authors I could to write about the many sides of adoption, and whenever possible, get authors to pull from a real, genuine place.

It took a while to find them. It’s not like every kid-lit author has a Wikipedia page that screams “I’m adopted!” on it, you know?

See, a lot of the authors in the collection have particularly close ties to adoption. Some of us are adoptees. Others have adopted children, or have worked with foster kids. Some pull from the stories of those close to them, family and the like. And I’m just so proud of the resulting collection.

And to share the cover with you all.

Some of you who have been following the collection might have caught wind of the news that it almost gotten canceled, when the original press, Jolly Fish Press, announced they were shuttering. They were bought, and thankfully are still in action, and the collection was streamed up to Flux. Which is just a thrill for me, as I love that press.

So this is a bit of a cover reveal, and a bit of a publisher reveal, I suppose.

Here we go. I hope you like it, and I hope you’ll join us on this adventure when the book comes out in September.

~Eric Smith (WELCOME HOME, Flux)

 

Ready to see?

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WELCOME HOME

by Eric Smith
Release date: September 5, 2017
Publisher: Flux
 ISBN: 9781635830040
 
About the Book
Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen) and William Ritter (Jackaby), and acclaimed YA authors across all genres, like Adi Alsaid, Lauren Gibaldi, Sangu Mandanna, Karen Akins, and many more.
 
 
 
About the Author

Eric Smith is a young adult author and literary agent who grew up in the wilds of New Jersey. When he isn't working on books (his and other peoples), he can be found writing about books for places like Book Riot and Paste Magazine. He lives with his wife, Nena, and their legion of small furry animals. Find him online at www.ericsmithrocks.com or on Twitter at @ericsmithrocks.

 Twitter: @ericsmithrocks - Facebook - Instagram - Goodreads - Website

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Three winners will each recieve an ARC of WELCOME HOME, when available.

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Comments 7

Rebecca Whelan on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:48

I like the cover. Simple and nice. Maybe a different background color though.
I think the synopsis would be better if it stated why the authors were involved in the book. Not details, but just stating that they all have some ties to adoption. I think it would be more pertinent information than listing rewards and previous books.

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I like the cover. Simple and nice. Maybe a different background color though. I think the synopsis would be better if it stated why the authors were involved in the book. Not details, but just stating that they all have some ties to adoption. I think it would be more pertinent information than listing rewards and previous books.
John on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 18:44

The cover has a certain retro-look, and the subject matter might be of interest!

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The cover has a certain retro-look, and the subject matter might be of interest!
Linda Canniff on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 20:04

I love simple color block art design covers. The synopsis is very heartwarming. I am looking forward to reading this collection. Thanks for the giveaway.

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I love simple color block art design covers. The synopsis is very heartwarming. I am looking forward to reading this collection. Thanks for the giveaway. :)
Heidi Wong on Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:10

The cover may be simple, but it looks as if it has a lot more to it than I can see. The synopsis sounds like I might cry before I finish the book.

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The cover may be simple, but it looks as if it has a lot more to it than I can see. The synopsis sounds like I might cry before I finish the book.
Shannon Mizikoski on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:18

The author line-up for this is epic, and the subject matter is going to be so, so emotional I am sure! I cannot wait! I love the cover, too, it has such a retro feel, which is fun! Thanks for the chance!

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The author line-up for this is epic, and the subject matter is going to be so, so emotional I am sure! I cannot wait! I love the cover, too, it has such a retro feel, which is fun! Thanks for the chance!
Kelly G on Thursday, 13 April 2017 15:40

I love how simplistic the background is, and I really look forward to this amazing collection of stories!

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I love how simplistic the background is, and I really look forward to this amazing collection of stories!
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 22 April 2017 15:29

The cover is perfect for this exciting anthology! I love the idea of this book.

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The cover is perfect for this exciting anthology! I love the idea of this book.

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