Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Writer Wednesday: Cover Reveal for Lisa Burnstein's PRETTY AMY

"Life is a race, where some succeed,
While others are beginning;
'Tis luck, at times, at others, speed,
That gives an early winning.
But, if you chance to fall behind,
Ne'er slacken your endeavor;
Just keep this wholesome truth in mind:
'Tis better late than never!"
~ John Dyer

I'm a little late to the party, but I'm THRILLED to show you Lisa Burnstein's beautiful cover for her YA debut novel, PRETTY AMY. I met Lisa through the online writing boards, and I cannot wait for her book to be released on May 15th from Entangled Publishing. In short, she rocks! But, before we meet Lisa, let's learn about PRETTY AMY...
"Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she's somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands, earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx, Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating rehabilitation techniques now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing, like she is nothing.

Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it's worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over."

Doesn't that sound awesome? Now, for more about Lisa...
"Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University and is glad to finally have it be worth more than the paper it was printed on. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats. Pretty Amy is her first novel. She never went to her senior prom.

She wrote her first story when she was in second grade. It was a Thanksgiving tale from the point of view of the turkey from freezer to oven to plate. It was scandalous.

She was a lot like Amy when she was in high school.

She is still a lot like Amy."

Pre-orders are available now through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

You can also enter to win your own copy of PRETTY AMY through 
Lisa's Goodreads giveaway! Enter here.


  1. You are never late to the party. Only prolonging it. PRETTY AMY sounds fun and sassy! Can't wait ot add it to my tbr pile.

  2. Sounds like a fun story! Thanks for introducing us to Lisa. I love Lisa's bio!

  3. sounds great. I love contemporary YA.

  4. It sounds very inspiring, and what a lovely cover!

  5. Oh, that sounds like a fun and interesting read! Thank you for sharing, Tina! That's truly a beautiful cover! :)

  6. That does sound like an awesome story! And I love the cover too.