Fangirl turns five years old this year, and to celebrate, it’s making its U.S. debut in paperback! You can find the new paperback edition on shelves November 6th.
My editor Sara Goodman and I talked a lot about how we could make this edition special. With the Carry On paperback, we went with an entirely new cover. (A good decision, I think!)
But the original Fangirl cover is so good. Nobody on the team wanted to walk away from that Noelle Stevenson illustration.
So we decided to keep the original cover and add a few new details, including an introduction from me (boring) and stained page edges (very cool! green!).
The most exciting special feature is a new full-color illustration by artist Mara Miranda-Escota. If you follow me on Tumblr, you’ve probably seen lots of Mara’s art.
Here’s her take on Lincoln, the protagonist of my first book, Attachments:
And here’s Simon from Carry On; this is my laptop wallpaper:
Mara has done portraits of the entire cast of Fangirl, including Alejandro, Nick and Courtney. (These are deep cuts!)
If you’d like a signed and personalized copy of the Fangirl paperback, you can pre-order through my hometown indie bookstore — The Bookworm. I’ll personalize your entire order — if you order by October 31st. Make sure to leave a note in the comments, saying whether you want it personalized and giving me the name.