It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Everything’s Not Fine by Sarah J. Carlson + Giveaway (US/Canada)
Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for
Everything's Not Fine by Sarah J. Carlson,
releasing 5/26/2020 from Turner Publishing Company!
Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:
Hey YABC. I’m so beyond excited to reveal the cover for my new Young Adult novel Everything’s Not Fine (Turner Publishing Company, May 26th, 2020). This one is near and dear to my heart, not only because it centers around coping with parental opioid addiction, but also because it’s set in my high school hometown. After setting my debut in Belfast, Northern Ireland, this time I wanted to capture the Midwestern small town vibe. I’m so excited to share the cover, which was designed by Rebecca Lown. I love LOVE the roses. Rose, the main character, is a painter who draws inspiration from Frida Kahlo, and the roses on the cover totally look like something Rose would paint. The girl’s body language on the cover communicates tension, but her slight smile offers hope, which to me is so critical because Everything’s Not Fine is a story about discovering resilience in the aftermath of trauma.
~Sarah J. Carlson
Here it is!
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EVERYTHING'S NOT FINE
Sarah J. Carlson
Release date: 5/26/2020
About the Book
Seventeen-year-old Rose Hemmersbach aspires to break out of small town Sparta, Wisconsin and achieve her artistic dreams at Belwyn School for the Arts after she graduates. Painting is Rose’s escape from her annoying younger siblings and her family’s one rule: ignore the elephant in the room, because talking about it makes it real. That is, until the day Rose finds her mother dying on the kitchen floor of a heroin overdose. Kneeling beside her, Rose pleads with the universe to find a heartbeat. She does – but when her mother is taken to the hospital, the troubles are just beginning. Rose and her dad are left to pick up the pieces. Now all that matters are her siblings. Rose doesn’t have room to do her schoolwork, let alone pick up a paintbrush. Until Rose is forced to do the homecoming mural with Rafa, a new senior at Sparta High. Rose and Rafa don’t have an ounce of school spirit between them, but Rose discovers her brain still has room to paint. As Rose fights to hold everything together, and her dreams of the future start to slip from her grasp, she must face the question of what happens when – if – her mom comes home again. And if, deep down, if Rose even wants her to.
About the Author
Sarah J. Carlson writes contemporary YA that delves into complex, real-world problems. Professionally, she is a school psychologist with a professional focus around supporting the success of children with behavioral and mental health needs and helping to promote resilience in children who have been exposed to trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Sarah lives outside Madison, Wisconsin with her husband, two young children, and an energetic terrier. Her works include All the Walls of Belfast and Everything’s Not Fine.
1 winner will receive a signed ARC of EVERYTHING'S NOT FINE and themed stickers. US/Canada Only.
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I adore the cover art. What a timely story which is willing to deal with real life tragedy happening everyday in America. Thank you for writing this. I look forward to reading this.