STATUS: Is it possible to be unhappy while in San Francisco? I had a great day. There is publishing out West (just in case some of you didn’t know that). I had coffee with Kate Nitze from MacAdam/Cage and then lunch with Renee Sedliar, Marlowe & Company. Now I’m back at the hotel but the conference starts in an hour.
What song is playing on the iPod right now? Telly in the hotel room is on instead.
I have to say that although my last two rants are pretty pointless, I’ve had a great time with them. I promised you a story so finally, here it is. I actually have two stories to share.
Okay. I’ve included the cover of PLAN B from the author of BACHELORETTE #1. Take a close look. Do you notice anything different? Don’t read on until you catch it.
It’s subtle so give yourself a pat on the back if you caught it right away. Yes, this is the debut YA cover for my adult market author Jennifer O’Connell.
And yes, her publisher is the one who decided to change her name from Jennifer to Jenny O’Connell for her YA stuff.
The big question is why.
Well, her editor actually thought that the name “Jenny” had a hipper, younger feel than Jennifer and since we wanted to appeal to that younger audience, we choose to change her name slightly and go with the Jenny.
Even better (and this is what cracks me up) Jennifer, being the savvy author that she is, decided to do a photo op that had a younger feel. She even decided to remove her wedding rings for the photo since being “married” might feel too stodgy and established for her younger readers. There’s no disguising that she’s not in her 20s but she’s looking pretty hip if I do say so myself.
I’ve got another story but must head out now. Will have to wait until Monday.