Thursday, July 5, 2018

BOUND Cover Reveal

This is a long time coming but I am insanely happy to see this gorgeous cover of BOUND designed by Derrick Alderman. It's finally available to anybody who wants to read it and so close to our Independence Day!!! So much to celebrate, including the right to publish stories. July 4th plays a major role in my book so the timing is perfect.

Here's the description: Seventeen-year-old Rebecca Joshi, an adopted girl from India, burn survivor, and primary caretaker of her intellectually disabled sister, Joy, has one dream—to be a physician. Her traditional Indian father relies upon Rebecca to care for Joy while he buries himself in work to drown his grief over his wife’s death. Leaving home is the only way Rebecca can envision reaching her goal. She helps Joy develop greater independence, and is devastated when Joy becomes pregnant. Rebecca tussles—with her father and with herself—over who is responsible for Joy and her baby. When Rebecca discovers the truth of what happened the day she was burned, she struggles to hold onto her dream while wrestling with questions of life, love, and responsibility.

Set in the beautiful Palouse, the little town of Pullman, WA, home of Washington State University, where I spent 14 years of my life as a high school and college student. When people ask me why I stayed so long, I always say, I never mastered English 101 :)


I just love this country, how many opportunities we have, how free we are to live and pray as we wish. I can't get over what a privilege it is to be an American (I got my citizenship at 19). Here are some pretty fireworks from our celebration last night. I think even the gators of Smythe Park were in awe. God bless America!

 

15 comments:

Janice D. Green said...

I'm so excited for you. I must order a copy of your book and read it asap.

Pam Beres said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so very excited for you and wish you much success!
Pam Beres

Mirka Breen said...

Yay! I just ordered the paperback. (I'm a paper reader.)

Ruby Sexton said...

Congratulations!!

Carol Baldwin said...

Congratulations, Vijaya! I hope for the best for you and your new book and venture.

Vijaya said...

Thank you for celebrating with me ladies. I'm praying for BOUND to find its way into the hands of the people who *need* to read it.

Mirka, you'll get your copy before I get my author copies. lol. So fun!

Deborah Allmand said...

Congratulations Vijaya! I remember when you participated in Red Eye Critiques at SCBWI Carolina's conference. You've come a long way! So well deserved!

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

I remember reading a chapter at Write to Ignite. Tremendous story! I am eager to read. Congratulations!

Vijaya said...

Thank you Deborah. I remember those Red Eye critiques too. Fun times.

Joyce, thank you! You were so kind and gracious to take the time for me. And I loved being your roomie.

Kit Grady said...

Wow. So happy for you. congrats
Kit Grady

Sarah Maury Swan said...

How exciting, Vijaya. I'm so proud of you and will order a copy right now! I hope it becomes a best seller! Sarah

Johnell said...

Yay! Congrats.

Faith said...

Hooray! Hooray! I just ordered my copy, and a kindle for a gift, and I am so thrilled. :)

Barbara Etlin said...

The cover is beautiful! Big congrats! I'm so happy for you!

Vijaya said...

Thank you ladies and happy reading!