The sincerest form of flattery

New and improved title and cover!

New and improved title and cover!

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery.

And whoever they are, they’re probably right.

So when the fine members of EMU’s Debuts saw the splendiferous cover of Laurie Boyle Crompton’s soon-to-be-released young adult novel, BLAZE, we knew just what to do.

You see, the heroine of Laurie’s novel has pink hair. Really cool pink hair. So in a tribute to BLAZE making its entrance into the world, we, Laurie’s fellow debut authors, decided to try to match its fuchsia-haired brilliance. We know we’re not as stunning as the cover model, but we hope our misguided but heartfelt tribute lets everyone know how cool we think this book is.

So without further ado, here we are in our cotton-candy brilliance. We figure, how embarrassing can it be? We’ve already shared our texting mishaps.

Meet author Laurie Boyle Crompton (who is normally blonde) …


And Carol Brendler (who is usually a blazing brunette) …


Melanie Crowder (whose hair is nicely conditioned — not parched. That’s a little book title humor there. Melanie’s debut novel, PARCHED, comes out in June) …


Tara Dairman (whose love for all things pink does not extend to bread products) …


Tara Lazar (who normally has lovely dark brown locks) …


Joshua McCune (our only EMU’s Debuts dude, who is also the Photoshop expert behind everyone’s rosy tresses) …


Me, Pat Zietlow Miller (And, yes, I did really have purple streaks in my hair once) …


And, finally, Laurie Ann Thompson (whose picture-perfect hair is perfect for a picture book author) …


So please join us in celebrating BLAZE. You don’t have to dye your hair pink — although if you do, make sure to send us a picture to post on the blog. Instead, you could:

  • Purchase BLAZE from your favorite bookseller or online site.
  • Request it from your library.
  • Give a copy as a gift or donate one to a needy school library near you.
  • Promote this blog on your facebook, Twitter or other social media feed. It’s like throwing virtual confetti!

And, remember, have an a-blaze-ing day!



Filed under Book Promotion, Celebrations, Promotion

5 responses to “The sincerest form of flattery

  1. annbedichek



  2. You gotta love pink hair! 🙂


  3. One of my favorite posts in a while. Can I hire Josh for a real-life cut & color? =)


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