Author of Middle Grade novels about friendship, family, and figuring out where you fit in.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


I announced a few posts ago that I have a middle grade novel coming out called WISHING FOR WASHINGTON. And that's basically all I announced.

So, without further delay, here's everything else about WISHING FOR WASHINGTON! Starting with... the cover:

Isn't it pretty? It's all thanks to Steven Novak of Novak Illustration! He's got some amazing skills! (You can click on the image for a larger version, if you'd like.)

So, what's WISHING FOR WASHINGTON all about? Here's the summary:

As punishment for playing doorbell ditch, twelve-year-old Tallia Thompson and her goofball brother Isaiah are shipped off to their grandparents’ house for half the summer. There’s nothing fun about being stuck in Maryland, a.k.a. Snore-a-land, except for one thing: the close proximity to Washington, D.C.

Tallia would do anything for Isaiah, and what he wants most is to meet the President of the United States. So together, they formulate a plan to get to the White House--a plan that involves spending a bit of money and concocting a bunch of lies. And, ultimately, a plan that ends up changing Tallia’s perception of her family forever.

The tentative release dates are June 18 for ebook and July 2 for paperback. As I mentioned in a previous post, my chronic illnesses can sometimes slow me down, so these dates are just estimates for now. I'll let you know closer to the time if we're still on schedule.

(If you're interested in blogging about the book sometime around the release dates, please let me know! I'd be happy to promote your blog or book in return!)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cover! Any other sweet cover releases going on lately? I'm a real fan of pretty-looking books!


Laura Marcella said...

That's a beautiful cover, Shelley! Your release is perfect, since it falls right in with the most patriotic time in the USA. Congrats!!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Tiana Smith said...

Oooh, I love it. The cover fits in beautifully with the description and it's genre, can't wait!

Heather Holden said...

The cover looks fantastic! I love how vibrant the colors are. The premise sounds a lot of fun, as well. Good luck with the release! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Love!! What a great cover and premise! Can't wait to read - and count me in to help with your release!! :)

Beth said...

Beautiful cover. Good luck!

Romance Reader said...

Congratulations on the release, Shelley! Cover is perfect!

Tara Tyler R said...

it's wonderful! and i love the premise, too!
i could give your book a shout in July

and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my cover reveal!

Shelley Sly said...

You guys are so sweet! Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my book's cover!

kristi d.wientge said...

Love this cover, Shelley! I totally pictured Tallia to look just like that! It's perfect! x

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds like a sweet story. Best of luck with the release.

Feel free to let me know if you'd like to do a guest post.


Nick Wilford said...

Congrats! Great job. Straight away, it looks like a very fun read. Can I add it to my ever growing list on Goodreads yet??

I'll be happy to blog about it!

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