Kevin Craig makes instant friends. He signed his second book, Sebastian’s Poet, to me with the inscription “Here’s to new friendships, may they be long and meaningful.”
I’m currently reading that book, finding his writing akin to Tish Cohen who penned Townhouse and even Nick Hornby, well known for About A Boy. His characters are easily fast friends, a part of a family you’re getting to know and want to know more about. It’s his real-life characters that make his works mean so much to me – it’s the creation of connections with others that draws me in.
I’m excited to be one amongst many to share his new cover reveal. You’re bound to get just as attached to Craig and his writing too. Pre-order on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/q456gan.
Curiosity Quills is excited to reveal the cover for contemporary, young-adult Burn Baby Burn Baby, by Kevin Craig, which is due for release December 11, 2014. The cover was designed by CQ managing partner Eugene Teplitsky.
Seventeen-year-old Francis Fripp’s confidence is practically non-existent since his abusive father drenched him in accelerant and threw a match at him eight years ago. Now badly scarred, Francis relies on his best friend Trig to protect him from the constant bullying doled out at the hands of his nemesis, Brandon Hayley—the unrelenting boy who gave him the dreaded nickname of Burn Baby.
The new girl at school, Rachel Higgins, is the first to see past Francis’s pariah-inducing scars. If Brandon’s bullying doesn’t destroy him, Francis might experience life as a normal teenager for the first time in his life. He just has to avoid Brandon and convince himself he’s worthy of Rachel’s attentions. Sounds easy enough, but Francis himself has a hard time seeing past his scars. And Brandon is getting violently frustrated, as his attempts to bully Francis are constantly thwarted. Francis is in turmoil as he simultaneously rushes toward his first kiss and a possible violent end.
Add Burn Baby Burn Baby to your Goodreads ‘to-be-read’ list.
Kevin Craig is the author of three previous novels; Summer on Fire, Sebastian’s Poet, and The Reasons. He is a 4-time winner of the Muskoka Novel Marathon’s Best Novel Award. Kevin is also a playwright and has had eight 10-minute plays produced. His poetry, short stories, memoir and articles have been published internationally. Kevin was a founding member of the Ontario Writers’ Conference and a long-time member of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region (WCDR). He is represented by literary agent Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group.
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