Cover Reveal of MY DEBUT!

I can barely believe it’s actually happening, BUT at some time this fall, I will have my very first book birthday.  As tomorrow is my real birthday, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of the cover today.

I sold the manuscript during the pandemic to a small press in Hawaii (Island Heritage Press).  I won’t go into all the details as there will be a special Simply 7 at some point this fall.  It’s all been very nebulous until I saw the first sketches.

I did NOT illustrate this manuscript, I only wrote it.  They wanted a local Hawaiian illustrator and I couldn’t be more pleased.  When I saw the first sketches of my little rooster (named Kauai after the island that inspired him), I was thrilled!  He is so dang adorable!  And the final sketches (and the final book) are just so wonderful to see.  It’s going to be a REAL book someday!

I don’t know the release date just yet.  I think I’ll know when I have the actual book in my hands.  But suffice it to say that I’m excited AND there will be one heck of a giveaway when it does finally come out.  Without further ado, here is the cover (isn’t it cute?):

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51 thoughts on “Cover Reveal of MY DEBUT!

  1. THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS!! Congrats, Jena! That rooster is adorable. I can’t wait to see more. Happy Birthday! (We happen to share a birthday. :-))

  2. You have inspired and encouraged us newbies for years. Can’t wait to read this delightfully colorful book. Appreciate all you do!

  3. I’m so proud of you, you’ve worked hard for this day. The book artist is a treasure, what a fun colorful cover❣️
    I love that you love what you do. Can’t wait to read the book. You’re not only a great writer but a fantastic artist too.❤️❤️😊❤️

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