Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Road to Publication: Part Thirteen

[This is part 13 of a summary of Spookygirl’s journey toward publication. Use the Progress tag to access all related entries.]

 There it is, guys. Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator in hardcover, all polished and finished and ready to take on the world.

I'd been told the advance hardcover would be arriving this month. When I got a package from Penguin Young Readers Group the other day, I knew what had to be inside. I tore it open right in the middle of the post office parking lot and squealed out loud. (So what if people needed to park? They could wait a minute; I was having a MOMENT.)

I am so, so happy with the finished product, and so grateful to everyone who had a hand in prepping Spookygirl for launch. Just over a month to go!

Back cover text
Dust jacket flap
Underneath the dust jacket, the cover is mint green with metallic purple type.

This is really happening, isn't it? It's really happening.

Other quick updates: I recently launched the bare bones of an author website. I'm also on Twitter now -- @JillBaguchinsky.


  1. I can't imagine the joy of seeing my name printed on the spine of a hardcover book.

    Thrilled for you.

    1. Thank you! It made the whole experience feel even more real, although I still kind of expect to wake up at some point.

  2. I always knew there would come a day
    When, tall and proud, you would make your way

    Smiling, with confidence, to take your place
    As the victor in this convoluted race

    I always knew you could outshine the rest
    Stand on your own, you were always the best

    And is there anyone who is more proud
    Than this fading whisper, a face in the crowd?

    I always knew there would come a day,
    Smile, little sister, today is the day


    1. Thank you, Sis! And fading? Hardly. I emailed you last week -- did you get it?

  3. New follower here. Nice to meet you =) Just stumbled upon your blog. Congratulations on the upcoming release of Spookygirl! Love that title.