Friday, January 13, 2012

Behold--THE SHINY COVER!!!!!

There are a million things I could say about how exciting it is to reveal the cover of my first book. And there are a million things I could tell you about how much I love it and how perfect it is and why it made me cry when I saw it (happy tears, of course).

But... you guys are just going to skip all that and scroll straight down to the shiny (which is totally what I'd do too!)

So I will gush and tell stories another time. For now I'm just going to say... LOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HOW INSANELY COOL IS THAT???????????

151 comments:

  1. Oh Shannon, I'm so excited for you. I LOVE the cover. Enjoy your milestone.

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  2. It beyond cool, Shannon. So great!!!

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  3. WOW----It is really REALLY cool and pretty and precious. *strokes cover* *hugs Shannon*


    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

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  4. It could not be more perfect!! I LOVE it!!! Whoot!!

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  5. That is an amazing cover! It is definitely the sort that draws you into wanting to read the story and somehow, it's so YOU Shannon! Congratulations!

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  6. *WILD CLAPPING* and yells of
    *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE*!!!

    Oh Shannon!! It's LOVELY!!

    Yay! Take care
    x

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  7. That is So cool Shannon. :). Congrats! I'm happy for you. The book cover is awesome. YAY! *does happy Snoppy dance*

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  8. I scrolled down to the shiny, but I scrolled back after. ;o)

    Gorgeous cover, Shannon. I can't wait to read that book and then recommend it to my librarian (and then scoot over to the school where my former librarian works and make her buy it for the kids there).

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  9. That's cool! I love the way your name goes diagonally across that REALLY cool street light. CONGRATS!

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  10. YES! I LOVE IT! I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON! I WANT TO READ IT NOW!

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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  11. Oh, BRAVO!!!! It's gorgeous~ everything I love in a MG cover!! Congrats :)

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  12. Oh Shannon I'm so excited for you!!!! It looks amazing!!!! Congrats!!!! (I share your love of exclamation points) :)

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  13. I am beholding, and it is gorgeous!
    Congrats!!

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  14. Shannon! Look at her plaid skirt!! I remember years ago when you did a character sketch of your main character and she was in plaid!!

    This is just.so.cool.

    (And can I just say that I am loving their capes?)

    xoxo--

    Shelley

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  15. It looks fantastic. Congrats Shannon.

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  16. Ooo! It is so very cool! I love the artwork! Who is the illustrator? I love that both characters are distinct. The girl is eager and excited (and beautiful) and the boy is a little more patient and watchful. Thats what I see anyway. Can't wait, can't wait!

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  17. OMG! I love it! It is gorgeous :D *Can't wait to read it* <3 Congrats sweetie :D

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  18. Whoa! That is so gorgeous! Congrats, Shannon!

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  19. I LOVE... No, I ADORE... Wait, I'm INFATUATED with this cover.

    I can see why you cried your happy tears, Shannon!!!!

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  20. Aww! It's so awesome! I especially love how they incorporated your name with the picture. So cool!

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  21. DAAAAAAANNNNNGGGG! I can totally see how you would be excited beyond words. Who is the cover artist? And I'm not just saying this, but that's the best cover art I've seen in a long time!

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  22. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    I...have no words... it is sooooo... ahhhh
    I'm pre-ordering this as soon as it becomes available.

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Congratulations. :)

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  24. That. Is. Awesome! I would buy this book on the cover alone. :)
    But I know the story will be awesomesauce too!

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  25. Oh, what an amazing cover! I love it!

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  26. Congratulations Shannon!

    It looks fantastic!

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  27. WOW! This is awesome! I can't wait to read this now!!! Congrats Shannon :)

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  28. Congratulations, Shannon! So exciting! :)

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  29. SO SO AWESOME!!! Yay for you!!!!

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  30. AHHHHHHHH!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...and love some more. And then some more even. It's so cool the way they have your name on the pillar! The whole cover raises so many questions and amps up the already unbearable anticipation! LOVE!!! :-)

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  31. WOOT! I love it!! So happy for you Shannon!

    Angela

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  32. Saying I love it is a gross understatement. Congrats! It's BEYOND AMAZING.

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  33. WOW!! That is such a beautiful cover. Dang, I can NOT wait to read it.

    Congrats!!

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  34. Shannon, it is absolutely stunning. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :)

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  35. Wow! Beautiful! I love the wonder in the girls' eyes. This looks like a great story! Can't wait to read it!

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  36. You already know my opinion, and it is: LOVE.

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  37. Oh my goodness, what a fun cover!!! I love it!

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  38. Looks very exciting! You must be thrilled.,

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  39. That is SO awesome!! Congratulations!!!

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  40. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Very, very, VERY Excited for you, darling Shannon!!!!!!

    Isn't it weird to think that it's all REALLY HAPPENING??? After all the work and revisions and doubt and wondering if it ever actually will . . . xoxo

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  41. So exciting! This is an awesome cover. Congrats!!

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  42. I LOVE it!!! Congratulations, Shannon! SO SO exciting!! :D

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  43. OMG I love it! It's beyond gorgeous and is going to fly off the shelf!!!!!

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  44. SO gorgeous! I love the look of the girl and the street lamp is amazing. (I'm weird, I know.)

    And YOUR NAME is on a book! Isn't that the best/strangest feeling?? :D

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  45. It IS The Shiny!!
    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!∴*★∵∶。◦°✩☆∴*★✰*¨*•.¸⋰˚☆

    Tres excited for you. :D

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  46. Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! It's awesome!! CONGRATS to you!! So cool!!

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  47. Beautiful artwork! You must be thrilled!

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  48. Oh my gosh! I love it!! It's so gorgeous!!! congrats!! :)

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  49. Oh, Shannon, I love it! What is there not to like! It's beautiful. What a great design and it makes me want to read the novel. Congratulations! I'm all smiles for you.

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  50. Awesome! Is it just me, or does your girl look ... vaguely familiar? Is that a mini-Shannon? Amazing cover, congratulations!

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  51. Congrats! It's really pretty and looks like the perfect cover for the story. Plus the artist seems to have really captured the way you described your MC from what I remember. Congrats again!

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  52. You've been spotlighted on Operation Awesome. So excited for you!! http://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2012/01/shannon-messengers-epic-october.html

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  53. It's amazing, Shannon! Huge congratulations!

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  54. In-sane-ly cool!!!! I'd eat this book up! I'm a BIG lover of middle grade novels (probably because I haven't truly grown up yet).
    Catherine Denton

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  55. So freakishly awesome!! Congrats! :-)

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  56. Now that is a cool cover! One of the best MG I've ever seen. LUCKY!!! You're Awesome!

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  57. Really strong art with that. Beautiful!!! :O)

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  58. WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS! How exciting for you, Shannon. Can't wait to read it! And my ten year old says "Me too!"

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  59. The cover of your book is just PERFECT! So very very happy for you.

    CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT!

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  60. SO COOL!!! I LOVE the font and art style and your name on the lamp post!!! SQUEE! Congrats!

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  61. Shannon, I LOVE your new cover! Many congrats!! I think it's one of the best MG covers I've seen in a very long time. So excited for you!!

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  62. I gasped! It's breathtaking - so exciting!

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  63. Excellent! It's MG, right? If so, it truly looks it--inviting, energetic. And I love the perspective from below. The hair whipping in the wind/air. COOL!!

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  64. It's awesome - you're a very lucky author! Enjoy every step of the journey, I know you've worked hard to get here!

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  65. Congrats on your shiny epicness of shinytude! It is stinking cool!

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  66. Finally made it.

    Don't answer this if you shouldn't but does the lamp/pillar relate to the ones in the new header of your blog? Because that would be awesome.

    Otherwise, what I said before. I heart this so hard.

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  67. Wow! It is beautiful. How exciting!

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  68. Wow, this is by far one of the coolest new kidlit covers I've seen in a long time! I absolutely love the art style, and the excitement so clearly written there.

    Congratulations!!!

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  69. That is gorgeous. Very exciting! :) Congratulations!!

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  70. That's some beautiful artwork on that cover. And what I especially like is that it's intriguing. It makes me want to read the back cover to see what the story's about.

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  71. YAY!!! Love it Shannon! SO awesome!

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  72. Holy crud that's amazing. I REPEAT: AMAZING!!! That's not Jason Chan's work, is it? B/c I covet ALL his cover art lol.

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  73. Both the child in me and the mom in me LOVE it! How exciting for you.

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  74. Oh wow! So pretty! I want to read it like NOW! Congratulations!

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  75. Gorgeous cover!! The kids in the library will go nuts over this!!

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  76. I love it!! What an awesome cover. I'm sure it will fly off the shelves!!!

    Congrats, you amazing woman, you!!!

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  77. Gantastic cover! I'd cry happy tears as well!

    Congrats!

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  78. We'll help it fly off the shelves, it's awesome! All the best Shannon!

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  79. GASP. It's incredible!!! Congratulations! :D

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  80. It is amazing! Shannon, it's so much fun! I can't wait to pick it up!!!

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  81. This is so enticing and fun! Makes me think the inside tale is full of rip-roaring action and comaraderie. Congrats!

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  82. Stunning!! This cover alone will sell books.

    Huge congrats!!!

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  83. WHOA!!!!! I want me some of that adventure! FABULOUS cover.

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  84. AMAZING! I totally have goosebumps for you Shannon! CONGRATS!!!

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  85. Wow, Shannon. Wow wow...that's the kind of cover I LOVE to hold up and show kids!!! CONGRATS, man. You must be pumped!!!

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  86. Totally missed this until now! Love it!

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  87. Seriously love the cover! How exciting. =D

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  88. Huge congrats!!! GREAT cover! So happy for you!!

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  89. Looks like a Brandon Mull novel gone badass! I love it!!

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  90. HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is one awesomely cool freakin' cover.

    CONGRATSTOYOU!!!!!!

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  91. Great cover! Definitely makes me want to read it. Congrats!

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  92. WHAT!? It's beautiful!!! Congratulations! How incredibly lovely!

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  93. OMG!!! All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! This reminds me of Harry Potter. You must be so stoked right now! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  94. That is insanely awesome. Love it.

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  95. Absolutely Awesome! Looking forward to reading it!!!

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  96. Awesome!! I love their outfits--they make me really want to get to know the world this book is set in.

    Hooray!

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  97. After scrolling through all those comments I don't know if I can add too much LOL!! This is SO AWESOME and the book cover? It's the kind of cover that makes me pick a book up and want to read it without knowing what it's about. Seriously! Doing the happy dance for you!!

    Happy weekend,
    Jen

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  98. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! It's so insanely cool it's ridiculous. Love! :)

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  99. CONGRATULATIONS! :) It's a wonderful cover--the artwork is amazing!

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  100. Wicked! Congratulations sweet friend. (Hugs)Indigo

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  101. That just may be my favorite cover of the year. It is beautiful. =)

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  102. I LOVE IT!!! Congrats! Can't wait to read it when it comes out!

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  103. wow - one of the coolest MG covers i've seen in a long time! congrats!!!!

    -gina

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  104. It looks wonderful, Shannon! I would grab that off the shelf in a split second.

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  105. CONGRATS!!!!!!!! It's such a nice cover! EXACTLY want I want in a MG cover! Can't wait to read it!

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  106. My favorite part is how your name matches the glowy blue beam! It's an amazing cover!

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  107. Shazam!

    Congratulations, Messenger.

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  108. Absolutely stunning! Congrats....it is a very catchy cover. I'd pull it off the shelf and sneak a peak.

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  109. So cool! That cover has ADVENTURE written all over it!

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  110. Excellent!! I totally wanna read it now. I'm a book-by-its-cover girl all the way.

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  111. Love love LOVE it!!!! Oh Shannon - so happy for you and I can't wait to read it!

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  112. That cover is so stunning! I love how your name looks like it's part of the design. I also like how the cover looks like it'll appeal to everyone, not just MG readers.

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  113. I love this more every time I see it. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  114. You know how much I ADORE this cover. It's PERFECT. So happy for you!

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  115. My first and only thought was FREAKING AWESOME!!!

    Can't wait to see it on the shelves

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  116. I hope you don't mind, but I'm pimping your cover over at my blog tomorrow. I had to share it's awesomeness!

    www.madamebookworm.com

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  117. Congratulations! And what's doubly cool is that the thing the two kids are standing on looks kind of like the TARDIS! Congrats again!

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  118. Oh my god. *cries* That is SO amazing. I am SOOOOOO happy for you, Shannon! <3

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  119. Amazing cover! Way beyond insanely cool :)

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  120. I want one!!!! The book, the cover, the awesome artist!! Double congratulations for the book AND awesome cover. :)

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  121. It looks amazing! I'm so happy for you, Shannon!

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