I am thrilled to welcome Andrea Pyros to the MG Book Village for the cover reveal of her latest novel…. PINK HAIR AND OTHER TERRIBLE IDEAS! A big thank you to Andrea for letting us host the reveal and for taking the time to answer a few questions about PINK HAIR AND OTHER TERRIBLE IDEAS.
Hi Andrea – we’re so excited to welcome you to the MGBookVillage today! Before we reveal your cover, can you tell us a bit about Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas?
Your novel is set in middle school – what was that time like for you?
Those years are HARD! I still remember being self-conscious about my changing body and feeling so uncomfortable in my own skin. And in sixth grade, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was scared and also embarrassed — I hated thinking people would pity me. It took me a long time to tell even my closest friends about my mom, and in fact, the only reason it came out was because my mom was friends with one of my friend’s parents.
Who is the artist that designed your cover? And what did you think when you saw the final version?
The Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas cover was designed in-house at Capstone by the talented Kay Fraser, using design elements from Shutterstock. I absolutely fell in love with the final art when I first saw it. They’d been playing around with type-only, which looked cute (and is what’s on the ARC), but when Kay pulled together this final illustrated look, it grabbed me. It’s so fresh and modern and fun, and I’m delighted (and very grateful).
Andrea – I LOVE IT!! Thank you for letting us get a peek at the cover of Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas! When can readers get it, and where is a good place to preorder?
Andrea Pyros was born and raised in New York City, and she’s still sad that she’s never spent the night in any of the city’s museums. Andrea now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and their two children and works as a freelance writer for a variety of publications. She is also the author of MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK, a middle-grade novel about friends, crushes, and a 7th-grade rock band named The EpiPens. You can find her online at http://www.andreapyros.com and on Twitter @AndreaPyros.