Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Gamer Girl in My Hot Little Hands!

My editor was sweet enough to send me over a couple of advanced final finished copies of GAMER GIRL - my November YA release. Gamer Girl is my first ever hardcover novel so I'm particularly proud/excited!

So proud, I had to take a couple photos of my new baby!

Here it is! Sitting at my desk at work. The cover is even more adorable in real life.

Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi

Proud Book Mama!

Mari Mancusi and Gamer Girl

There's even some inside illustrations - emoticons for all the chapters. That was my editor Sarah's idea. So genius!

Gamer Girl - By Mari Mancusi

The book flap speaks true!

Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi

Since you can't read the back from the photo, here's what it says:

ZOMG, it r0x to be a gamer girl!

Maddy’s life: not so rockin’. Her parents split, she’s stuck in a new, small town at a school full of Aberzombies and Haters, she has a crush on someone she really shouldn’t like, and she’s stuck with the nickname Freak Girl.

Sometimes it’s enough to retreat into her drawing – her Manga is totally important to her – but when she gets Fields of Fantasy for her birthday, she knows she’s found the one place she can be herself. In the game world, Maddy can transform from regular outcast high school student to Allora, a beautiful Elvin Princess with magical powers to take down enemies with a snap of her fingers and wave of her wand.

As Allora, Maddy can totally be herself. She spends a lot of time questing with Sir Leo, a brave knight who seems to really like Allora, and maybe even the IRL (In Real Life) Maddy. Allora’s virtual life is perfect, but a real gamer girl understands that real life comes first – Maddy knows she can’t escape from her IRL problems. She has to find ways to kick back at the Haters, rock her manga, and find the new, real life friends she knows she deserves.


Anonymous said...

I SO want to read Gamer Girl! The wait has been horrible D:

Marianne Mancusi said...

Not tooo long now!!!! :)