Look: It’s my book!

Cover for HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT

THIS.

THIS!

My book had its cover reveal this week and I am over the moon about it!

It’s completely gorgeous, this cover. The amazing Kristie Radwilowicz at Dial/Penguin Random House designed it; she put together something completely stunning, including the extraordinary illustration by Karolis Strautniekas, whose artwork just blows me away. I feel incredibly grateful that I have a cover I want to pore over, every time I see it. There are so many tiny, gorgeous details. The font, and the way the letters are gauzy like clouds, and the way you can see the hair through the letters, and the colour, my goodness the colour, and the way the whole cover absolutely captures the sense and essence of floating. I could go on and on! (And I have with my family, lucky things, who love the cover too.)

Then, cup-runneth-over time, my cover reveal happened on Tuesday, on Bustle.com. It was incredible. They called my book a ‘modern THE BELL JAR with ghosts’. The author, Kerri Jarema, talked about my novel’s ‘honest, nuanced portrayal of grief and mental illness’. She called it ‘mesmerizing and timely’. I mean. I MEAN.

Please go check out the article. It’s just lovely. And there’s an excerpt! The first four chapters are in there. These words of my heart, the ones I wrote in cafes by the sea, at the dining table, on the train, in the library…they are going out into the world for people to read, people I’ve never seen or spoken to, lovely strangers who will meet my characters and through their story, meet me. And that feels like nothing I’ve ever experienced in my life before.

I am so, so grateful.

 

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