THE GAY BEST FRIEND has a cover and it is pure beachy perfection
And it's available for preorder now!
Hi friends and readers! Welcome to this very special edition of my author newsletter. For more info on what this newsletter is, see the about page. For more info on who I am, check out my website.
So! As promised in the subject line of this email…
here is the cover of my next book!!!
I’m truly obsessed. This novel is a quintessential book club/beach read—a wedding comedy and friendship story with big paperback-in-a-sandy-L.L.Bean-tote energy—and the cover perfectly captures its coastal New England setting. (The story takes place at a sprawling beach house in Mystic, Connecticut, natch.) I especially love the Vineyard Vines-inspired color palette!
Huge shoutout to designer Holly Ovenden, who has produced some of my favorite book covers in recent years (including the UK versions of Emily Henry’s Beach Read, People We Meet on Vacation, Book Lovers, and Happy Place—all of which are simply iconic). It’s an honor to have Holly’s creative vision behind my official entry into the beach read space!
(Side note regarding the cover blurb: the goal is to replace it before publication with a NEW blurb specifically for The Gay Best Friend—but in the meantime my publisher and I felt like we might as well repurpose JP’s praise for my debut, because, well, he’s him.)
preorders are now available!!!
The Gay Best Friend doesn’t hit stores until June 6, 2023 (lol @ me talking about next summer when it’s still technically this summer), but I would be so grateful if you’d consider placing a preorder and/or sharing this newsletter and preorder information with any readers you think might be interested. (Preorders are hugely important to a book’s success for a number of reasons!) If you’re not an online shopper, you can also ask your local bookstore and/or library to ensure they reserve a copy for you when it comes out.
Below are some links to preorder via the online retailer of your choice:
Northshire Bookstore (my local indie — feel free to request a signed/personalized copy in the order comments!)
You can also add The Gay Best Friend on Goodreads here!
Okay—that’s all I got for now. Thank you so much as always for reading, subscribing, sharing, and supporting. I can’t wait for this book to be released into the wild next year!!!