Monday, 8 April 2013

The Jigsaw Puzzle Cover Reveal!


I'm delighted to reveal the brilliant cover by C.K. Volnek for my new Tween/Middle Grade book, The Jigsaw Puzzle, which will be released from MuseItUp Publishing as an ebook first at the end of this week. Publisher, Lea, made this great banner for publicity purposes. The boy on the cover is a very good image for twelve year old asthmatic and thoughtful main character, Daniel. His cousin Amy is the bossy one!


As usual, I'm aiming to have an online launch in the next week or two, over on my Flights of Imagination blog, and I'll announce the date here once it's arranged. I'm now almost finished making a trailer for it as, being a visual person, I love that side of creativity.

Here's a peek at the blurb.

Twelve-year-old asthmatic Daniel stays with his bossy cousin, Amy, her mum, and two cats in the Scottish countryside during the Christmas holidays while his parents take a trip to sort out their problems. When Amy and Daniel make up an old jigsaw puzzle, the cottage and garden gradually change to resemble the Victorian cottage pictured on the box lid.

In between searching for the missing Title Deeds of the cottage to save it from land developers, they complete the jigsaw and find a strange rhyming puzzle hidden within the box. What does it mean? Daniel and Amy soon find out when they become trapped in the past.

Will they solve the cryptic written puzzle and find their way back to the present before it’s too late to save themselves, the destruction of the woods, and their cottage?

No doubt you'll be hearing about it on Facebook and twitter, once I get into gear with promotion. Watch this space for the date of the online launch!  

Rosemary (or Ros for this book)  

P.S - A little later than expected, but another MuseItUp author is on my Flights of Imagination blog now with her lovely Tween book, The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy. Leave a comment over there to have a chance of winning a digital copy of her book.

26 comments:

Patsy said...

Good luck for the launch.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Patsy!

joanne fox said...

Oh, that sounds wonderful! Great cover, very intriguing.

Bill Kirton said...

Sounds very intriguing, Rosemary. Some intricate plotting there. And the cover and banner are great. Good luck with it.

Teresa Ashby said...

That sounds an intriguing read (I already want to read it!) - and the cover is perfect. Good luck with the launch :-) x

Wendy's Writing said...

I love the cover, Rosemary. Would this book be too old for my nine year old grandson? or two young for my thirteen year old step-son?

Joan Fleming said...

Great cover and banner, Rosemary. Sounds an intriguing plot. Good luck with it.

myraduffy said...

Brilliant cover, Rosemary -I'm really looking forward to reading it!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Joanne!

Many thanks, Bill - not sure about the intricate plotting though!

Thanks, Teresa (glad you want to read it!)

Thanks for asking, Wendy - not just saying this but it should be perfect for both! Tween books usually cover the 9/10-13 age range, although it all depends on the reader of course.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Joan - I was so pleased with the cover!

Thanks, Myra - hope you enjoy it!

Mary Smith said...

Great cover for what sounds like a very intriguing story, Rosemary.

Carolb said...

Lovely cover. All the best with the launch, and hopefully, lots of sales.

Kai Strand said...

Congrats on the pretty new cover and the impending launch. C.K. did mine cover for my mg coming out next month. She does amazing work. I'm happy to host you on my blog when you're ready. Drop me an email and we can set it up. kaistrand at yahoo dot com.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Mary!

Thanks a lot, Carol!

Hi Kai - many thanks for that great offer! I'll contact you shortly.

Joanna said...

That's a beautiful cover, Rosemary, and the book sounds fantastic. I was completely gripped by the blurb and it really made me want to read it all. My youngest daughter will love this too.
Wishing you a very happy launch and lots of congratulations on the publication of The Jigsaw Puzzle.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Very nice cover. Makes me want to learn more about the book. Congratulations.

S. Durham said...

Rosemary, I love the cover, and what an interesting premise! Charlie does a wonderful job:)

Cheers, Sara

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks so much, Joanna - I was so pleased to get this lovely cover!

Hi Sara - many thanks for coming over! She does indeed.

Gail Crane said...

Sounds intriguing - and a lovely cover. Good luck with the launch.

Gwen Kirkwood said...

I could love the boy on the cover and I think the banner is super. I'm long past teens but the plot sounds intriguing and I enjoyed the last one about Eagles so...

Vikki said...

Great cover - love that she extended it to a banner. Really looking forward to reading the book too!x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Gail!

He's very appealing isn't he, Gwen? Thanks for your support!

Hope you enjoy it once it's out, Vikki!

ange said...

Congratulations Rosemary

I love that you're called Ros for the youngsters! It'll be Rozza next!

It's a real eye-catcher of a front cover and the storyline sounds very exciting. Good luck with promoting and of course - sales!

Love Ange x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks so much for your comment, Ange!

Erin OQuinn said...

Wow, Ros, this sounds like another winner, for sure. Another 'tween in the beautiful Scottish countryside, another puzzle to solve....referring here, of course, to your wonderful SUMMER OF THE EAGLES.

Much success!!! Erin

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks, Erin! This one is a little different.