Sometimes the author is the last person to know.
As you know, I’ve been busy these past couple of months, so I haven’t had a chance to chat with my publishers. But clearly my publishers have been hard at work as well, getting ready to bring the third book in my Unwritten Books series, The Young City into print. I haven’t received the edits for this story yet, but we already have a cover on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com. I’ve printed it here.
The catalogue copy is as follows:
Rosemary Watson and Peter McAllister think their future is clear: they’re finally heading off for university. They’re thinking about finding apartments, picking courses, living like adults.
But what happens when the future becomes the past? While helping Rosemary’s brother move into an apartment in Toronto, Peter and Rosemary fall into an underground river and are swept back in time, to Toronto in 1884. It’s a struggle to survive and adapt to the alien culture of the late nineteenth century. Peter and Rosemary are forced to work together, to live together, and to become the adults they’ve only been pretending to be.
As the days stranded turn to weeks, then months, Rosemary and Peter begin to wonder if they’re really ready for a future together - and what they will do if they can’t get back.
Then someone brings them a watch, powered by a battery, made in Taiwan.
James Bow is the author of two previous books in the Unwritten Books series: The Unwritten Girl and Fathom Five. A transit enthusiast, urban planner, and freelance writer, he lives in Kitchener, Ontario.
Again, I have to complement the design department at Dundurn for doing such a fantastic job with their covers. They really have an advantage there, thanks to Erin Mallory (who did a great job matching the style established by Jennifer Scott in the previous two covers) and her co-workers, in creating covers that help the books leap off the shelves. It perfectly captures the tone of the story, and it looks very good. They really have a good eye for this sort of thing.
And thanks to Dundurn for this wonderful pick-me-up. It’s good to know that The Young City is on its way.