"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday, March 17, 2014


Happy Monday!

I'm so excited to share with you guys the beautiful new cover for my middle grade fantasy novel,

TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE (Starscape/Macmillan, September 16, 2014)

I've been waiting ages for this book (seriously, it's been seven years) to get published, and getting a cover for it makes it so much more real. I cannot wait for it to come out!!! There is so much to love about this cover. From the Book of the Dead tucked under the boy king's arm to Horus the cat (who only has one eye) to the Shabtis who guard and protect Tut during his misadventures around Washington, D.C. But I especially love the Starscape logo on the spine and the interior of the book, done up cartouche-style.

What is the book about?
Well, here's the official stuff from the back of the book.

You’d think it would be great being an Egyptian demigod, but if King Tut has to sit through eighth grade one more time, he’ll mummify himself.

Granted the gift of immortality by the gods—or is it a curse?—Tut has been stuck in middle school for ages. Even worse, evil General Horemheb, the man who killed Tut’s father and whom Tut imprisoned in a tomb for three thousand years, is out and after him. The general is in league with the Cult of Set, a bunch of guys who worship one of the scariest gods of the Egyptian pantheon—Set, the god of Chaos.

The General and the Cult of Set have plans for Tut… and if Tut doesn’t find a way to keep out of their clutches, he’ll never make it to the afterworld alive.

Can you pre-order the book?
Of course you can! It's up pretty much everywhere, but here are some of the main buying sites for your convenience in case you do happen to want to pre-order (which, if you do, thank you so much!)

Thank you all for your support and for sharing the incredible world of books, reading, and writing with me!


Natalie Aguirre said...

Yay, Tricia! So excited you finally get to reveal your cover. Love it and can't wait to read it.

Angela Brown said...

I bet it's wonderful to see TUT have such a spectacular cover. So very thrilled for you :-)

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Natalie and Angela, for all your support!!!

Irene Latham said...

Yay! Very excited to meet your TUT, Tricia. xo

cara said...

Hi - Does the same illustrator do all of your covers? Maybe it's just because you have similar themes to your stories but they look similar. Congrats! It's beautiful.

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Irene! And great to hear from you!!!

Hey Cara, Both Solstice and Tut are through the same publisher and same art department. Solstice was actually a photo and a bunch of stock images pieced together (I think, and Tut is illustration.
Thank you!!!

Kelly Polark said...

This looks amazing!!!! Congrats, Tricia!

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Kelly!! <3

storyqueen said...

Yes! Wow! Love the look of it. Bring on the TUT!

PJ Hoover said...

Yay! Thank you, Shelley!