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Title: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on March 27, 2019, 02:24 PM
I totally forgot to do this on the day of my cover reveal, but I got to do the cover reveal for my book with George Ermos via Mr. Schu's blog: http://mrschureads.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-end-of-something-wonderful.html

And I changed my avatar to reflect it as well. I adore this cover.

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Post by: JodyJS on March 27, 2019, 02:28 PM
Stephanie, this looks fantastic! Congratulations!
Title: Re: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on March 27, 2019, 02:30 PM
Thank you so much! I'm in love with the Edward Gorey-ish font that the designer, Irene Vandervoort, came up with for the cover and the whole book. Someday I hope to write/talk about how serendipitous of a choice that is given that she and I have never spoken or met!
Title: Re: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: carrots on March 27, 2019, 04:12 PM
Oh, Stephanie, this looks amazing!!!

 :shoveldirt Congratulations!!  :shoveldirt
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Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on March 27, 2019, 04:45 PM
Thank you! I actually got it framed and hung it in my hallway!
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Post by: annemleone on March 27, 2019, 05:08 PM
Such a gorgeous, inviting cover! Congrats!
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Post by: Ev on March 27, 2019, 07:33 PM
A wonderful cover, Stephanie!!  I'm so happy for you! :drumroll
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Post by: Schriscoe on March 27, 2019, 07:41 PM
What an awesome cover, Stephanie! Congrats!
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Post by: Debbie Vilardi on March 27, 2019, 08:53 PM
Happy sales to you!
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Post by: dkshumaker on March 28, 2019, 05:10 AM
OMG Stephanie, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cover! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! Congrats again!!!!!!
Title: Re: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: Vijaya on March 28, 2019, 06:04 AM
Wonderful interview and it is always so fascinating when an illustrator taps something from your own childhood without any prior knowledge. How great that you have a print out to hang on your wall. I will look for your book when it comes out. Having gone through several pet funerals, I have to admit that cover is striking, funny and poignant all at once. :congratulations
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Post by: ButterflyGirl on March 28, 2019, 07:21 AM
Wonderful cover, Stephanie--it's very eye-catching, and both humorous and resonant. Perfect!!  :star2 :books3

I loved your interview! This excerpt is so true:
"There’s a reason why we have funerals and memorials for humans. And it’s the same reason why it’s healing to have them for pets of all kinds: they help us process grief. They help us say goodbye. They help us move on with life, and when we do that, we give ourselves permission to feel Something Wonderful again."

My siblings and I mourned several pets over the years with proper funerals in the backyard or the nearby woods. It's important. :salute

Title: Re: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on March 28, 2019, 07:33 AM
Thank you thank you thank you!

This weird and funny little book has been the book of my heart since 2016 and it has an opening line that, very possibly, I will never be able to top: "First you need something dead."

Also, as a tip, I did not frame a paper cover from a book (it's not printed yet) but what I did do is send a hi-rez file of the cover to Framebridge. They took that file and offered me framing and matting options -- they sent me links showing what all the options would look like -- and when I made my decision, they mailed the entire thing to me. It was amazing and easy and quite affordable.
Title: Re: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: ButterflyGirl on March 28, 2019, 01:27 PM
Wow, psychic sisters . . . I was planning to see if Staples could create a high rez print of the cover for me to frame, but Framebridge sounds much better. Thanks for the tip! :)
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Post by: 217mom on March 28, 2019, 02:22 PM
I LOVE the cover, the title, and it all sounds so intriguing.  :clover Best to you & the book, Stephanie!  :clover
Title: Re: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on March 28, 2019, 03:24 PM
Thank you!
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Post by: dinalapomy101 on March 29, 2019, 10:37 AM
This looks fantastic!!!
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Post by: Dianna Winget on March 29, 2019, 04:02 PM
I love the cover too!! It somehow manages to be a little sad but funny at the same time.  :lol4
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Post by: JulieM on March 31, 2019, 06:48 PM
Congrats, Stephanie. It looks like a wonderful book, which I hope will assist many young grievers (and some not so young ones too).
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Post by: Hopeful on April 01, 2019, 07:59 AM
I'm so happy for you.  Congratulations!  It looks great.
Title: Re: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2019, 02:07 PM
Gorgeous cover! Congratulations on what sounds like a great book!
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Post by: dewsanddamps on April 02, 2019, 06:54 PM
 :goldstar :cheerleader So cool, Stephanie! Congratulations!  :yay :shoveldirt
Title: Re: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on April 02, 2019, 06:58 PM
Thank you!
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Post by: rab on June 04, 2019, 06:46 PM
I'm just seeing this for the first time, Stephanie, and I love it! The cover itself tells such a story, and makes me want to read the book.
Title: Re: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on June 04, 2019, 07:00 PM
Oh, thank you, rab!

Just three more months and then everyone can read it!
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Post by: Michael Sussman on June 05, 2019, 11:05 AM
Fantastic cover! Congratulations!     :yay
Title: Re: THE END OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Cover Reveal
Post by: Pons on June 06, 2019, 03:54 PM
:congratulations  I love the cover and the whole concept.
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Post by: Barbara Etlin on June 07, 2019, 09:41 PM
Great cover!