18 Days to Release: Novel Aesthetic

#18DaystoMGDebutTHE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST comes out in stores in 18 days! And that means I get to start my own #18DaysToMGDebut countdown.

If you haven’t seen it, the #18DaysToMGDebut hashtag was developed by the lovely Laurie Morrison, a fellow 2018 middle-grade debut author whose book, EVERY SHINY THING, co-written with Cordelia Jensen, was released on April 17. Eighteen Days because we’re 2018 debuters, and a countdown because… it’s so fun!

So for the next 18 days, I will answer the #18DaysToMGDebut prompts here on my blog, on Twitter and on Instagram. Join me…

Today’s prompt is “Novel Aesthetic,” and after I looked up what that meant because I’m very unhip, I fell in love with the collections of images other authors have created for their books.

When I setup this website, I included a gallery of wonderful photographs that had inspired me while I was writing THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST on my home page. I also have a board on my Pinterest account with even more amazing images related to the book.

But for this challenge, I thought I’d try some new ones.

THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST starts out on a beach, but the boy in the story also journeys through a forest and encounters an owl, fireflies and more. Everything scares him. Everything seems out to get him. And he doesn’t know where he can be safe. I tried to incorporate some of these things in this aesthetic, to give you a feel for the book.

So here’s my novel aesthetic for THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST…

The Boy The Boat and The Beast novel aesthetic

What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

Have you pre-ordered THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST yet?  All pre-orders are eligible for a Thank You Gift, and can be entered to win a special book-themed gift pack.

Personalized copies of THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST are available for pre-order through my fantastic local independent bookstore, BookPeople. The novel is also available for pre-order on IndieBoundPowell’sBook DepositoryBooks-A-MillionBarnes & NobleAmazonTargetWalmart, as well as numerous other independent bookstores.

Check out all my #18DaystoMGDebut posts here.


What do you think?