Friday, September 23, 2016

This Adventure Ends Blog Tour: This Adventure Creates

Happy Friday Everyone!

It's been a tour kind of week this week, and I'm wrapping things up today with a very special tour for This Adventure Ends, the upcoming YA release from Emma Mills. A tour that involves Crayola markers and a teeny tiny canvas.

As part of the tour, a handful of us were asked to pick a verb to pair with "this adventure" and then create an artistic masterpiece (or not, as the case would be with me) that represents the theme we've chosen. Since I spend my days designing book covers, I went with "This Adventure Creates" as it so perfectly fits the job I love so very much.

As it turns out however, washable markers and canvas are not my medium, and my "masterpiece" turned out a little bit wonky. You see, I can't draw anything without sketching it out in pencil first, and when I went to color everything in, I quickly discovered that washable markers and pencil lines are not the best of friends. I had to stick with darker colors to try and hide the pencil otherwise I got a muddy mess, but oh well, I had fun with it anyway!

Behold the glory that is my "This Adventure Creates"!

Apparently my wand of creativity spews a bunch of upside down commas, who knew? O.o I hope you guys got a kick out of my piece and add This Adventure Ends to your must-have lists!

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Releases October 4th from Henry Holt & Co.

Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and the most serious person Sloane's ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins' lives.

Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.



  1. Well at least they're very cute upside down commas! :D I love the cover of TAE, it gives me the urge to smear the paint with my hands.

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  2. We know how creative you are and your covers prove that! I think the wand is cute. Another book added to the list

  3. You are wayyyyy more creative than I am -- that's for sure! Well done! I am so excited to read this book. It is definitely on my fall TBR list.

  4. I really like the cover as well and hey, you can never go wrong with coloring of any kind. ;)
    Happy Friday Jenny!

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  6. I am impressed. You never cease to amaze me. That was no small feat to create that on a small canvas.

  7. I do love your designs even though you aren't happy with it. We never are with our own work, are we? :) Next time mark out the square on sketch paper or use tracing paper (so you can see through it). Then mark it out with marker first. Might help? I've done that when I don't want pencil marks.

  8. wow these covers are just gorgeous!

  9. I have not a drop of artistic blood in me so you're way ahead of the game, Jenny. You are a great artist! I always enjoy seeing the book covers you come up with!

  10. Hey, I recognize those book cover masterpieces!! Some of my favorites.Thanks for sharing your mini-art masterpiece and about THIS ADVENTURE ENDS!

  11. Gorgeous cover and the synopsis sounds promising!

  12. I loved her book last year so I was super excited to get a copy of this one. I hope it's as good or even better than her last book!

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