A lot of you wonderful, wonderful people have been asking: SARAH, WHAT IS UP WITH YOUR NEXT NOVEL RAGGED, THE ONE ABOUT THE LESBIAN FAIRY AND THE END OF THE WORLD? YOU SAID IT WAS COMING IN OCTOBER. WE WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT OCTOBER IS KIND OF OVER, AND THE NOVEL STILL HAS NOT MAGICALLY SPARKLED INTO EXISTENCE. WHERE IS IT, PLEASE?
First off, I would like to thank you for your boundless enthusiasm and excitement. Secondly, I would like to thank you for your patience. Some books are easier to write than others, and while I love Ragged with my whole heart, it has been a BAD NOVEL to its author. Also, I KIND OF GOT MARRIED in all of this–something we had NOT been planning for until the fine peeps of NY randomly (and suddenly!) pulled legal gay marriage out of nothing…kind of like MAGIC. 😀 We planned and created a wedding in a very tiny amount of time, and Ragged was unfortunately pushed off–but for very good reason. ❤
But! Now, we're all sorts of LEGALLY MARRIED, and work has begun again on the novel. AND, I have a firm-absolutely-positively-with-an-undying-promise release date of January 24, 2012 for it. I chose this date for all sorts of factors, but the big one being that this will be after the hectic rush of the holidays, and people will have the time to sit down and read it. 😀 Sound good?
In the beginning, Ragged was a lot different than it has ended up becoming. It was much lighter and fluffier and funnier. It’s still funny, but it’s gotten a lot darker. I MEAN, IT IS ABOUT THE END OF THE WORLD. So! The original cover, though perfect for what it was at the time, no longer fits the novel that is coming out in LESS than two short months!
So I have a new cover for you–and am very happy to reveal it here. The cover for Ragged: A Post-Apocalyptic Fairy Tale. ❤
Talula is one of very few who survived the Dis-Ease. Now that most humans are dead, there is a rumor spreading that the survivors are being killed off, one by one. By fairies.
Talula doesn’t believe it until a fairy comes for her.
On orders of their queen, the bloodthirsty and savage fairies have risen above ground to finish what they believe Mother Earth started: the annihilation of the human race.
But there are some fairies who don’t want to kill humans, and Din is one of them. When Din is sent to murder Talula, she can’t bring herself to do it. Din sees signs in everything, and she harbors a last, desperate hope: that Talula could be the foretold Oracle, and–together–they could save mankind, along with a real and dying creature, the earth Herself.
Funny that, in the midst of a last-ditch-effort, race-against-the-clock quest to salvage the world, all Talula can really process is the fact that she’s falling in love with a fairy girl.
RAGGED: A POST-APOCALYPTIC FAIRY TALE is a YA novel, coming January 2012.
You can add it on GoodReads if thou art so inclined! ❤