Eileen Cook Author, Writing Consultant, Editor

Random Monday- The Shiny New Cover Edition

Behold! It is a thing of beauty. It’s the cover for my new book THE ALMOST TRUTH. It will be out in early December. Who deserves an early Christmas gift? You do. Feel free to go right ahead and pre-order right now.

Want to know what it’s about? Here’s the summary:
Sadie can’t wait to get away from her backwards small town, her delusional mom, her jail bird dad, and the tiny trailer where she was raised. She knows she can have a better life, and she has been working steadily toward it, one con at a time.

But when Sadie’s mother wipes out Sadie’s savings, her escape plan is suddenly gone. She needs to come up with a lot of cash–and fast–or she’ll be stuck in this life forever.

Then Sadie sees an age-enhanced photo of a missing girl who looks just like her. With her best friend’s help, she devises a plan–the ultimate con–to get the reward money. But the more Sadie learns about the missing girl, the more she starts falling for her own hoax…and for the wrong boy. Sadie wanted to change her life, but she wasn’t prepared to have it flipped upside down by her own con. Suddenly it seems like she has a lot more to lose….

To say I’m excited about this book would not be an understatement. Under the heading of other things that make me happy is this story. A woman celebrated her birthday by going para-gliding. She’s 101. I like that kind of moxie. Granted I may need to be partially demented to run off a mountain on a para-glide, but I still think it’s awesome she did it.

This story is a good reminder that life is going to pass, it’s up to you if you want to spend your time watching re-runs of a show you don’t even like that much on TV, or get off your rear and do something you’ve always wanted. Want to write a book? Start writing. Want to run a marathon, go outside and start walking. Want to spend more time with friends and family? Pick up the phone and make plans right now. Want to travel to France? Go today to the library and get out a travel guide and make a plan to actually go.

Sometimes I’m told how lucky I am that I get to do my dream of writing. And I am. My parents can attest to the fact that I always loved books and writing. This is what I always wanted to do, but the funny thing is that it didn’t happen until I decided to take it seriously. Seeing another book getting ready come into the world is exciting. It also makes me wonder what else I might accomplish if I set my mind to it.

How about you? What do you want to do?

4 Responses to “Random Monday- The Shiny New Cover Edition”

  1. Your Very Very Proud Father said:

    Retire to the palatial home of my very successful daughter-author where she can tell wild tales about how it never would have happened if she hadn’t turned liberal.

  2. Joelle said:

    YVVPF will be sadly disappointed if he retires to your house because I know there won’t be any FOX TV!

    I want to say that I’m very excited about this book. Those of you who have read all Eileen’s other books (which is all of you, right?), may find this hard to believe, but this new book? EVEN BETTER! I think it’s her best book yet. Congrats, E. Love you!

  3. Angelina C. Hansen said:

    If it’s her best book yet, I have something REALLY great to look forward to this winter. ^_^ Congrats, Eileen.

  4. Joanne Levy said:

    I love this cover and I CAN’T WAIT to read THE ALMOST TRUTH. You’re absolutely on my auto-read list, Eileen.
    And you know I’m right there with you with the writing thing – my dream, too and there’s nothing quite like it, huh?