Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for What Time Is It There? by Christine Potter hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours. I will have a guest post from the author and there is a giveaway.
What Time is it There? by Christine Potter
Publication Date: November 29, 2017
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Just over a year ago, Bean and Zak headed for colleges two thousand miles apart, promising to write, but to see other people … until Bean fell for the wrong guy and Zak fell off the planet.
Now, Bean’s got two weeks’ worth of Zak’s year-old letters that she still can’t bear to open—and a broken heart. Her new best friend, a guy named Amp, wants her to read the letters and be done with it, but he may have his own reasons for that.
When Sam shows up at Bean’s school unexpectedly and Bean tumbles into the 19th century from the cellar of a ruined church, things start making a bizarre kind of sense. That is, if she can just fit all the pieces together again…let’s see–there’s a cult…and the Flying Singing Angel With No Feet…and of course, The Grateful Dead…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christine Potter is a writer and poet who lives in a very old (haunted) house on a creek in Rockland County. She has an organist/choirdirector husband (Ken) and two spoiled tom cats. One of the house’s two ghosts lives in the room behind her office.
Christine’s newest book is a YA time travel novel, What Time Is It There? (The Bean Books, Book 3), newly released by Evernight Teen. The first book in the series is Time Runs Away With Her, and the second is In Her Own Time.
Her two poetry collections are Zero Degrees at First Light (2006) and Sheltering in Place (2013). She has also had poems published in Rattle, Fugue, The Irish Examiner, HOOT, Eclectica, and The Pedestal, among other magazines. Her third book of poems, Unforgetting, is due out this spring from Kelsay Books.
Cover Love (Why you love the cover)
What Time Is It There? is the third book of the time-traveling Bean Books series. I am absolutely mad about the cover. So is just about everyone who has seen it. There are lots of reasons why, but the biggest one is an amazing resident of the UK, a talented illustrator named Jay Aheer. Jay is capable of creating sexy angels, fairy-tale princesses, unicorns and demons…and lions and tigers and bears…and the portrait of Bean Donohue, my main character.
When Evernight Teen accepted Time Runs Away With Her, the first of the Bean Books, I had a very specific idea for its cover. I wanted to buck the trend of photographic-looking cover art and do something retro. The Bean trilogy is set mostly in the early 70’s, and I wanted all three books to look like vintage copies of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time, or Paul Zindel’s The Pigman. All my arty friends back in the 70’s drew with fine-point pens called Rapidographs. And so does my main character’s boyfriend, Zak, an artist himself.
So Jay, bless her, obliged me with pen and ink and watercolor! The covers of all three books could have been created—except for the contemporary typography—in the time my books are set. The orangey-pink color palate and the little drawing that Jay included on each one by Zak himself (a cartoon self-portrait saying the word “Bizarre”), make them totally unique.
What Time Is It There? , like the other books in the Bean trilogy, is a different kind of story. It’s a romance, but there’s also spontaneous time travel—plus all the grooviness of 1972: The Grateful Dead, the early Woman’s Movement, Tarot cards, rumors of a cult, a radical priest, a college FM station…and a possible demon loose. Zak seems to have dropped off the end of the world, Bean needs to find him, and to do it, she has to lean on her best college buddy: a hippie ex-Mormon DJ named Amp who is obsessed with God and making up his own faith as he goes along. (Did I mention that this book is a wild ride?)
Add to all that the fact that Bean is two years older than she was in the first two books, and now in college. This is as much a New Adult book as it is a YA. That’s a lot to get across in one image. But I’ve got the book propped up in front of me as I write these words. I think Jay’s cover knocks it out of the ballpark.
- One (1) winner will receive a paperback copy of all 3 books in the series and a tie-dyed scarf (INT)
- Two (2) winners will receive digital copies of all 3 books in the series (INT)
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