Sometimes, when it comes to marketing this book, I feel like my editor and I are drowning in a sea of ineptitude. We both freely admit that this sort of stuff is not our strength. And yet, we continue on because we have to. It's, like, our jobs. It's kind of terrifying really, especially since the description is going to be the deciding factor for most people in whether they'll buy/read the fricken book.
Anyway, she sent me her first draft of the back cover copy with an invitation to rip it apart. I actually like the first paragraph a lot. But I'm not entirely sold on the second. I'm going to put in some work on it and see if I can come up with something better. In the meantime, I thought I'd post it here if anyone has ideas and wants to share. Like I said, I know this responsibility falls on Liesa and me, but we do need all the help we can get... if anyone feels like helping!
How do you come back from the point of no return?
Seth McCoy was the last person to see his best friend Isaac alive, and the first to find him dead. It was just another night, just another party, just another time where Isaac drank too much and passed out on the lawn. Only this time, Isaac didn’t wake up.
Convinced that if he'd just done something differently his friend wouldn’t have died, Seth is torn between taking the chance to turn his own life around, or losing himself completely in whatever makes the thoughts stop. Then Seth meets Rosetta, beautiful and different from everything and everyone he's ever known. Rosetta has her own secrets, and together the two of them make their way toward figuring out what comes next.