Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cover Reveal: How to be Manly by Maureen O'Leary Wanket


 
We're excited to be among the first to see, and to share, the brand new book How to Be Manly by Maureen O'Leary Wanket coming September 2014 from Giant Squid Books. How to Be Manly is a Young Adult Contemporary novel. The cover art is by Jillian Blazek at JillianBlazek.com. 
How to be Manly Cover

"When you start this program, your whole life will change."


When Fatty Matty Sullivan finds a self-help book by former football great Tad Manly at a yard sale, he secretly starts following the old pro’s advice to turn himself into the kind of guy super hot Cassie Bale will love.


But between taking care of his grandfather, trying to pass remedial Algebra, and getting caught up in his friend Jester’s half-bakedweed-dealing schemes, Matt’s summer isn’t quite the game-changer he’d planned. And when on top of it all his dad moves back in with his own plans to get rich quick, Matt suddenly has much bigger things to worry about. It turns out that there might be more to being manly than he thought.With the humor and insight of YA favorites Judy Blume and Louis Sachar Maureen O’Leary Wanket’s debut is a sharp, comic novel about trying to do the right thing...even when you’re not sure what that is.



About the Author:

Maureen O’Leary Wanket is a writer and teacher living in Sacramento, California with her husband and two daughters. How To Be Manly is inspired by the humor and courage of the students she’s met in her classrooms over the past twenty years.


Maureen's short stories have appeared in Esopus, Xenith,Fiction at Work, Blood and Thunder, Musings on the Art of Medicine and Prick of the Spindle. How To Be Manly is her first novel. Follow her on Twitter @maureenow.



Giveaway:
Giveaway of one paperback Advanced Reading Copy of How to Be Manly (US)
and 3 eARCs of How to Be Manly (INT)
Giveaway courtesy of Giant Squid Books.

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Maureen.
Giant Squid Books - what a name!

Teresa Powell Coltrin said...

This sounds like a funny book. Good luck!

Southpaw said...

Sounds like a fun book and the cover is fun too!

Maureen Wanket said...

Thank you so so much for the shout out and nice comments. This is a book of my heart. I can't wait for everyone to read it!

Morgan said...

What a funky cover! I love it! And looks like a wonderful read. Fabulous highlight, Michael. Maureen is clearly very talented!!!

And will you be in LA again this year??? I will be there so we must connect!!! :-)

 
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