This is Not a Test… the cover!

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First, I’m so thrilled about the positive response THIS IS NOT A TEST has gotten since I announced it. Thank you, everyone! That was so nice. It was nervewracking revealing that it is a zombie book considering I am such a loud mouth about zombies. Anyways, in the announcement I said I was going to blog about why zombies and how much they mean to me because I will exploit any opportunity to talk about zombies and now I have a reason just outside of the usual passion that motivates me to do so but this is not that entry!

Would you believe this entry is actually a cover reveal?

(Maybe the title of this entry gave that away but pretend to be shocked!)

BUT before you look I have to give a nod to the folks at St. Martin’s Press who worked so hard to put this together. Particularly my editor, Sara and the cover designer, Lisa. I saw SEVEN covers before this one. Seven! That is the most covers any of my books have ever gotten. There was a point in July where I got like five of those covers in ONE week which was so exciting actually. I love covers. I want all the covers! But anyways, add to the fact that I got to give A LOT of input on this–and I mean A LOT–well. It has been A Process…

But I think it was totally worth it.

I hope you do too.





Isn’t it great?! Do you like it? It’s blue! My covers are makin’ up a rainbow here. We’ve had green, red, yellow and now blue. WHAT COULD BE NEXT? ALSO LOOK AT THAT GIRL! Is she Sloane or is she a zombie? The cruel way I treat most of my characters means it could go EITHER way!

Here’s the plot, one more time:



It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up.

As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, everyone’s motivations to survive begin to change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life–and death–inside.

When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?




If the cover moves you to Tweet or Facebook or add it to your GoodReads To-Read list or spread the word in any capacity, I would be so thrilled and grateful because it makes a difference! And this is also a great opportunity for me to thank everyone who has expressed excitement about this book to me and to other people. THANK YOU. That means so much. I hope the book itself makes the anticipation worth your while.

If anything I think you are guaranteed a novel with a pretty cover. :)

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