Tah-Daaaaah! Cover for BEING FRIENDS WITH BOYS

August 3rd, 2011 by Terra | Filed under Being Friends with Boys.

Summer is nearly over. There are only a few ice cream cones between now and the simple joy of a box of freshly sharpened pencils, or of memorizing a new combination for  your locker. But summer can still live on, if you haven’t yet read THE SUMMER OF FIRSTS AND LASTS. And if you HAVE read it, you may still be interested in this interview I did with Dana Barrett of Midtown Review, discussing Calla, Violet, Brynn, sisters, summer, camp, and then some.

But wrapping up summer also means looking down the calendar to the excitement of fall (pumpkins, turkeys, crisp leaves, the first frost), and, after that, peering around the corner of The Holidays into January, February, March, and then spring.

So with the future in mind –the kind of future that can only be summoned by the changing light of August– I present to you the cover of my forthcoming fourth novel (Wow, that’s a mouthful), Being Friends With Boys:

Here’s what it’s about:

Charlotte and Oliver have been friends forever. She knows that he, Abe, and Trip consider her to be one of the guys, and that’s how she likes it. She likes being the one who keeps them all together. Likes offering a girl’s perspective on their love lives. Likes being the behind-the-scenes wordsmith who writes all the lyrics for their band. Char has a house full of stepsisters and a past full of backstabbing (female) ex-best friends, so for her, being friends with boys is refreshingly drama-free .  .  . until it isn’t any more.

When a new boy enters the scene (hotly) and makes Char feel like, well, a total girl . . . and two of the other guys have a falling out that may or may not be related to one of them maybe wanting to be more than friends with Char . . . being friends with all these boys suddenly feels a lot more complicated.

I know there’s a lot to look forward to in the Fall. (And even just the first day of school.) But I’m excited about Spring. And as summer winds itself down, I wanted to show you exactly why.


Songs in my Head Upon Waking in the Past Week:

“Rumor Has It,” by Adele; “Everything She Wants,” by Wham; “Abigail Adams,” by The City and Horses; “I Only Have Eyes For You,” by The Flamingoes; “A Real Good Time,” by Devendra Banhart; “Faith,” by George Michael; “Body Movin’” by Fatboy Slim & the Beastie Boys

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