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Friday, April 27, 2012

BREAKING GLASS cover and trailer reveal--THIS IS IT

BREAKING GLASS 

by Lisa Amowitz


On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he's not sure whether they're real or if he's losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself. 

I thought it's worth mentioning that since I am a professional graphic designer, the amazing Spencer Hill Press allowed me to design my own cover. Yep--they did. And I'll never forget the immortal words of my first agent---you'll never design your own cover, you know that right? Wrong! Yeah, baby! (It should be mentioned that my second agent--the one that I will hopefully be with forever, Victoria Marini, said--why not?)

Kate Kaynak of Spencer Hill and I worked very hard on this together---there were probably about 30 rejects until we settled on this one.

The trailer started as a complete lark. Kate and her team had intended to do it with my input this summer, but we both already loved the song Lost Forever, from a band called The Guggenheim Grotto. When we got permission from their management, I just went bonkers with glee and started the trailer. I surprised myself and finished it in a single day--and next thing I knew, Kate was eager to get both the cover and trailer for the book out into the world.

I feel the mood of the trailer, though not revealing every aspect of the book, really captures Jeremy's longing for the lost girl. That longing, the deep gnawing loss, is what drives most of his actions as he struggles to overcome his own issues and unravel the mystery of Susannah's disappearance.

I'd love to know what you think of the cover, the trailer and if the book intrigues you! Thanks for joining me for the big reveal!

Lisa



available in July 2013 from Spencer Hill Press

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Read an excerpt of BREAKING GLASS

26 comments:

  1. Popping over from Elana's blog to say hi! The book sounds awesome!! :)

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  2. LOVE IT!!!
    And SHP seems really open to that kind of thing. One of my pals designed the cover for another pal's SHP book and her sequel (Elemental by Emily White).
    I can't wait to read this Lisa!!

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  3. WHEEEE!!! Congratulations, Lis!! I couldn't be happier for you, and I can't wait for Breaking Glass.

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    1. Wonderful! Love what you've done! Now, get busy on that next book, lady --cyndy.

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    2. hahaha---not very anonymous, are you?

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  4. I'm so excited I had to snog your blog. June '13, wherefore art thou June '13?

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  5. thank you, thank you---one and all.

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  6. Congratulations!! Both the cover and trailer or gorgeous! I remember reading your Publishers Marketplace listing and thinking I would like to read your book. Looking forward to it!

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    1. Thank you!!! I love getting feedback like this.

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  7. It's great to have someone famous in the family!! The trailer looks great and we wish you all the best!

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    1. Thank you, my dear. So nice of you to come on here---hugs!

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  8. Love the cover and the trailer. Congrats! I'm intrigued. Adding this title to my TBR list now.

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  9. Great job on the cover and trailer! Looking forward to reading this one.

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  10. Outstanding cover and book trailer. WOW! I want to read it.

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  11. I can tell that you're going to be an awesome awesome addition to the SHP family.

    A thousand times welcome!

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    1. Thank you, Dan. What a lovely welcome!

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  12. Popping over from Victoria Marini's Tweet...really nice trailer and LOVE the cover!! Also love hearing that you triumphed over an initial "you'll never..." HA! That is just so awesome. I love hearing "...Oh, but I did!" success stories. Congratulations on all three counts!

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  13. The graphics are stunning, Lisa...I can't wait to hear your story!

    Cheers, Ash

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  14. OH! That. Trailer! Wow. Love how it shows that what seems like a small personal story of grief turns into a murder mystery that will bring down a whole town. That's fabulous! Congratulations, Lisa, and welcome to the Inkpot, too!

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