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FLIGHT 171 Has A Cover!!!!

My first horror novel has a cover!

One of the most exciting things about having a new book coming out is the cover reveal.

From the moment I got an offer for FLIGHT 171 from Wendy Loggia at Penguin Random House for the Underlined paperback line, I've been fantasizing about what the cover might look like--more than I ever have in the past with my other books. Probably because this is my first ever horror novel and it has been six long years since I last had a book published. My journey back has been hard and full of rejection. I see this book as a second chance at my dream of being a career author.

I wanted it to draw readers who love horror, but also like a little bit of a thriller mixed in since this book had elements of both genres. Thankfully, my amazing editor, Hannah Hill, and the crazy talented cover designers, Sophia Chunn and Casey Moses, agreed. They asked me to collect some inspirational images, so I made a Pinterest board of some covers I love and photos that spoke to the overall tone and mood of the book.

The Creation Phase

The cover process took some time and there were several iterations of the design before we settled on just the right one. But I couldn't be happier with the final product. For more information on how the process works, check out Casey Moses's TikTok where she talks in-depth about book cover creation.

And now, without further ado, here is the cover of my latest book, FLIGHT 171.

I think it perfectly captures the essence of my story. The way the seat rows narrow near the front of the plane creates a feeling of claustrophobia. The gruesome handprints and blood spatters are a morbid warning that not everyone will make it off this plane alive. Look closely at the shadows and you just might see a pair of glowing eyes staring back at you! I couldn't be happier with this design. I hope you love it as much as I do. And if you are brave enough to pre-order or put it on your Goodreads list, thank you very much for choosing this book. But fasten your seat belt because it's going to be a bumpy ride!

Book Synopsis:

In this edge-of-your-seat horror novel, a four-hour flight takes a nightmarish turn when a supernatural creature gives a group of high school students a sinister ultimatum.

Devon Marsh is haunted by secrets. Like the identity of the person who killed her twin sister, Emily, in a hit and run accident last Halloween, which Devon has vowed to uncover. Like the things Devon said to Emily just before she died.

But she’s determined to start fresh when she boards a four-hour flight along with her classmates for their senior class ski trip. Devon never could have guessed those secrets would surface in the most terrifying way when a supernatural creature hijacks their flight and gives the students a deadly ultimatum:

Choose one among them to sacrifice before the end of the flight. Or the plane will crash.

As the clock ticks down, the creature slowly unearths the passengers’ deepest, darkest secrets—and reveals that one of the teens on the plane is responsible for Emily’s death. The students must agree on a sacrifice, or there won’t be any survivors. But can Devon find a way to stop the creature, or will she give in to her anger and let revenge take control?

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