A Book is Born {hello, guinevere :}

My dear friends,

here it is.

I am so very very grateful. It’s been a long haul, which I will tell you all about, but for now, let’s just admire the jacket cover art (which I’ve grown to adore.)

That’s Guinevere St. Clair on top of the tractor. Jimmy and Micah are down below wondering what the heck Gwyn is doing. Also: it’s midnight.

I just love these kids (they are very real to me!) and I hope you will love them too.

The book is being released by Simon and Schuster on June 12, 2018, but you can pre-order now and make my day, and when I see you I will give you a big kiss! Or at least a hug. Not your thing? My undying gratitude.



Barnes and Noble



Or, support your local bookstore! Our Morgan Hill Bookstore is happy to take preorders!

I’ve read that when you ask people to pre-order your book, you should offer them a *Bonus “thank you” gift. Well, here’s what I’ve got: my heart and soul, years of my life, tears, toiling, and my greatest wish – a story that I hope you will never forget 🙂

That’s what I’ve got. AND IT’S ALL YOURS!

Thank you, thank you. Pinch me, please.




17 thoughts on “A Book is Born {hello, guinevere :}

  1. Nina

    I am FREAKING OUT! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cover!! (Thought you’d be happy to know I’m 12,000 words into my Nano project. It’s behind schedule for the month’s pace BUT it’s 12,000 more than I had Nov 1. So yay!)

    1. maisymak Post author

      I LOVE your enthusiasm, Nina! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
      Also, this book was a #NaNoWriMo project in 2012 – I think it’s a FANTASTIC exercise to get that first draft down. Way to go, girl! YOU MUST FINISH <3

      1. Gail Fitzpatrick

        I can’t wait, I can’t wait! YAY!!! Congratulations Amy. I just adore the cover. I will be preordering TODAY!!

  2. Katie

    So happy this is coming.
    Congrats over and over to you and all your hard work, and perseverance.
    This is great news.

  3. Cherie Blessing

    This is so thrilling, Amy! My class is participating in NaNoWriMo right now, and I can’t wait to tell them about your novel going on to be published. I am preordering as well, and I hope you will be doing an Andover signing.

      1. Cherie Blessing

        They are doing the Young Authors version, but for most of them, it is the longest thing they have every written and we are only halfway through the month. So exciting!

        I told them about you today, and hopefully, I’ll be reading your book out loud to them as soon as it’s available. Pre-ordered today!

  4. Barb Bohan

    Congratulations! Although I haven’t read this yet, I adore your writing style. I like to interview writers from time to time. Maybe we can connect after June when the book is released. I have done a few in the Young Adult genre already. I personally like to read youth books although I am of mature age(almost 50).


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