It's Live! Cover Reveal: Mortal Remains (Mary Ann Fraser), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Can Only)
Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for
Mortal Remains by Mary Ann Fraser,
e-book releasing May 11th, 2021 by Sterling Teen!
Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:
Hi YABC! I’m super excited to share this exclusive cover reveal for the ebook and paperback editions of my debut MORTAL REMAINS. Besides being an author, I’m also an illustrator, so, yeah, I had my own ideas about what the cover should look like. Thankfully, those were more or less ignored because when I saw the original design, I was blown away. It’s elegant and sinister and captures the very essence of the story. People are still talking about it. I could not imagine anything better. AND THEN Sterling surprised me with the NEW cover design! All I can say is AMAZING! A huge, sappy shoutout to everyone at Sterling who poured their hearts and talent into this project. I feel so incredibly fortunate to be working with such brilliant and talented people, but a special gush of gratitude goes to Melissa Farris for bequeathing MORTAL REMAINS a touch of her magic.
~ Mary Ann Fraser ~
(Author and Illustrator of Children's Books)
(Mortal Remains, Sterling Teen)
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By: Mary Ann Fraser
Release date: May 11th, 2021
Publisher: Sterling Teens
Six Feet Under meets Edward Scissorhands in Mortal Remains, a tight, smartly written romance with an occult twist.
Though her classmates call her Morticia and Ghoul Girl, Lily actually likes her work—the dead are good listeners, and they don't judge. Lily learns their stories, shares her worries with them as she makes up their faces, and embroiders pillows for their final rest. “The way I figure it,” says Lily, “a person's arrival into this world is about as unglamorous as it gets. The least I can do is dignify their departure."
Then, after a mysterious explosion burns down a neighborhood house long the source of weird stories, Lily and her friends poke around in the debris and come across the hatch to an underground vault. Inside, they find an injured teenage boy who has been trapped there for days. He has little memory of his life before the explosion and speaks in an odd, stilted manner that suggests limited interaction with the outside world. Yet the boy, Adam, feels there is something familiar about Lily—and Lily must admit that she feels a strange connection to him as well. Could Adam be the boy who, years ago, protected her from the bullying of a gang of neighborhood kids? But when she finds out that boy died shortly after their encounter, she realizes Adam couldn't be him… could he? Where did Adam come from, anyway? And, most importantly, why was he kept prisoner by his own father?
Mary Ann Fraser is the author/illustrator of over seventy fiction and non-fiction books for young readers, including her debut YA MORTAL REMAINS and her latest picture book, MILTON AND ODIE AND THE BIGGER-THAN-BIGMOUTH BASS (Charlesbridge). er books have received a Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Book Links Book of the Year, IRA Young Readers Choice Award, and American Booksellers "Pick of the List." She is a member of SCBWI and a founding member of the Children's Authors Network. When she is not writing, illustrating, or giving school presentations, she is hiking the trails of Idaho, puttering in her garden, painting, or reading.
Three winners will receive either an ebook copy of Mortal Remains OR a $10 B&N Gift Card ~ (US/Can Only)
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