I’m happy to share the cover to my third young adult novel, GIRLS ON THE VERGE, which will be out spring of 2019 through Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.  Gosh, that seems a long way away, but in the publishing world a year isn’t all that much.

I adore my cover.  The tire treads represent the positive sign found on pregnancy tests. And the neato punk-pink is just beyond.  The cover was designed by the amazing Katie Klim and the lettering was created by the equally amazing Letterettes.

Exciting business for authors, these book covers.  It makes the book feel very real, as if writing the story, going through edits and copyedits and proofreading isn’t enough! And by the way, before you ask, authors have little to no say over the cover.  But I have no complaints.  I love all my covers.

So here it is!

A powerful, timely coming-of-age story about a young woman from Texas who goes on a road trip with two friends to get an abortion, from award-winning author Sharon Biggs Waller.

Camille couldn’t be having a better summer. But on the very night she learns she got into a prestigious theater program, she also finds out she’s pregnant. She definitely can’t tell her parents. And her best friend, Bea, doesn’t agree with the decision Camille has made.

Camille is forced to try to solve her problem alone . . . and the system is very much working against her. At her most vulnerable, Camille reaches out to Annabelle Ponsonby, a girl she only barely knows from the theater. Happily, Annabelle agrees to drive her wherever she needs to go. And in a last-minute change of heart, Bea decides to come with.

Girls on the Verge is an incredibly timely novel about a woman’s right to choose. Sharon Biggs Waller brings to life a narrative that has to continue to fight for its right to be told, and honored.

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