[Cover Reveal] Fisher Amelie’s “The True Story of Hazel and Atticus”

I’ve never been much of a book blogger, although the entire realm of book bloggery fascinates me. Blogs are the new agents–getting the masses in touch with quality books. Usually.

Since January of 2013, I’ve been a loyal fan of Fisher Amelie. Her writing style is so different from most of what’s out there and her novels are at once fresh and intelligent. I am also really drawn by her incredibly awesome cover art, which I hear she does in-house. As a professional graphic designer, I can say that her cover team has mad skills, and I need to get my ass back to design school.

I’ve never done a cover reveal before, but since Fisher has the most incredible cover concepts (much better than the formulaic stuff you see from The Big 5) along with some serious writing chops, I’ve decided to promote this artist as much as I can because she is simply wonderful. Look for the full book review here once it releases on October 31.

From the Author:

The True Story of #AtticusandHazel drops #Halloween! 10/31
If you enjoyed Fisher Amelie’s Callum & Harper, then you’ll love Atticus and Hazel! 


It only took a second.

Overwhelming chemistry isn’t something anyone ever prepares you for. It’s not like your mama sits you down and warns you one day you might stumble upon someone impossible to resist, someone who sets your soul on fire. Combustible, explosive attraction is just the tip of the iceberg for Atticus Kelly and Hazel Stone. One touch between them can set them on fire, one word from their lips can send them careening, one look can cripple them to their knees. They are an inferno and they’re approaching the end of their wick.

Burning too fast, way too fast.

Except there’s nothing to temper the fever.

And the ramifications may be more than they can afford.

Everyone knows when it goes up in flames, there’s no saving the kindling.

The decision only took a second. Just a second.

“Hazel, what happened?”

Come read the first chapter of The True Story of Atticus and Hazel! Start at Vilma’s Book Blog for the first half and end at Natasha is a Book Junkie for the second!

Now take a look at this cover:




I moved cross country twelve weeks ago but I am still unpacking.

Before that, it was planning and scheduling and cars being shipped and packers coming to pack us and saying goodbye to grandma and hotel rooms and a long road trip and quite a few to-do lists that didn’t include half of what I actually needed to do and finding a house in a new place and furniture and drivers licenses and tags for the car and getting used to nosy bitches in full makeup with monograms on their Lily Pulitzer blazers who definitely don’t mind their own goddamn business and say bless your heart when they finally get gone and conservatives and country roads with no shoulder and signals that swing in the wind from a wire (what the fuck is that?) and humidity and rain and thunder and actual fucking weather, who knew.

But somehow it all got done and here I am.

Back from my hiatus.

Two thousand one hundred and seventy three point nine miles from home. I’ve never been this far from good Mexican food. (That deserves its own sentence.) I’ve never lived in a place wihout the Pacific Ocean and the dry breezy afternoons with palm trees and red tile roofs and a sky so orange you’re certain that an earthquake is coming or maybe a fire. Or a police chase. Or a riot after the Lakers (or the Rams) win.

I’ve never been this far away from home, but I’m slowly starting to think that’s okay.

This blog is called bookstaves. Plural for bookstaff. A letter. A letter of the alphabet. A written character. A basic building block of language. And that’s what this blog is: letters and words and sentences and paragraphs about things of interest to me. 

Going forward, this blog is now my long, extended love letter to home. And there will definitely be some book reviews and shitty poetry. This blog is meant to be a few things, and now I have the time to make it so.

Thanks for reading.