Monday, January 6, 2014

A new MG title's Cover Reveal!

I am thrilled to announce a debut middle grade novel, How To Outrun A Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied,from our guest poster this week, Jess Keating!

*and the crowd goes wild*

Ana didn't ask to be named after an anaconda. She didn't ask for zoologist parents who look like safari guides. And she definitely didn't ask for a twin brother whose life goal seems to be terrorizing her with his pet reptiles. Now, to make matters worse, her parents have decided to move the whole family INTO the zoo! All of which gives the Sneerers (the clan of carnivorous female predators in her class) more ammunition to make her life miserable-and squash any hope of class tennis stud, Zack, falling in love with her. Ana tries to channel her inner chameleon and fade into the background, but things are changing too quickly for her to keep up.

A bit about Jess:

As a middle grade author and zoologist, Jess Keating has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. Her debut How To Outrun A Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied is coming in Summer 2014 from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, with a sequel to follow. She has a Masters degree in Animal Science and a growing collection of books that are threatening to take over her house. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she loves hiking, playing ukulele, and writing books for adventurous and funny kids.

We at Middle Grade Minded wish you patience as you move toward your publication date, Jess, and may you enjoy huge success upon its release!

Jess is represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literay Agency and I have it on no authority that Jess sent a live crocodile along with her query letter in order to snag representation. It was either sign her, or lose a toe. (Good choice Kathleen!)

1 comment:

Ronald L. Smith said...

This sounds like a fun read. Congrats!