Hey! Did you see Stacey Lee's cover reveal yesterday on YA Highway? I absolutely love it and I wanted to post about it today because she is my CP and BFF and I'm so very proud of her and her book, UNDER A PAINTED SKY (G.P. Putnam's Sons, March 2015).
*jumps up and down*
Here's the jacket copy: (You'll LOVE this book, I know you will!!!!)
Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you’re a girl, and harder still if you’re Chinese. But a tragic accident dashes any hopes of fulfilling her dream, and instead, leaves her fearing for her life.
With the help of a runaway slave named Annamae, Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls, so they disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy, two boys headed for the California gold rush.
Sammy and Andy forge a powerful bond as they each search for a link to their past, and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. But when they cross paths with a band of cowboys, the light-hearted troupe turn
out to be unexpected allies. With the law closing in on them and new setbacks coming each day, the girls quickly learn that there are not many places to hide on the open trail.
An unforgettable story of friendship and sacrifice—perfect for fans of Code Name Verity.
Oh, OHHH!! And here's the Goodreads link so you can add it! And Facebook!! And Tumblr!!AND TWITTER!!!
Can you tell how excited I am???
Stacey Lee is
a fourth generation Chinese-American whose people came to California
during the heydays of the cowboys. She believes she still has a bit of
cowboy dust in her soul. A native of southern California, she graduated
from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. After
practicing law in the Silicon Valley for several years, she finally took
up the pen because she wanted the perks of being able to nap during the
day, and it was easier than moving to Spain. She plays classical
piano, raises children, and writes YA fiction.