La Nina De Nieve

Querido amigo,

As I’ve mentioned in past letters, my debut novel has been picked up by publishers in other countries. When I receive images of the foreign editions, I’ve been sharing them with you. So here’s the newest one — the Spanish-language cover as published by Grijalbo of the Random House Group.

I’m amazed at how wonderfully unique these covers are! I hear that the UK and French editions are in the works, and I am so curious.

And for anyone who is interested in reading an advanced reader copy of THE SNOW CHILD — in American English — I’m still taking names for the drawing I announced earlier this week.

Thank you all for the enthusiasm in the comments so far, and the explanation points! I saw that my old friend, former sports reporter and present-day fisherman extraordinaire Casey Ressler, even went against his grain and threw in a couple explanation points on my behalf. And I saw some other familiar names 🙂 (Hi everybody!)

If the ARCs were awarded on enthusiasm alone, though, I think we would all agree one would have to go to Nana, who used more explanation points than anyone else and, more importantly, offered up her first unborn child. (I really appreciate the thought, but I just don’t think I can go through the whole up-all-night, changing-diapers baby thing again.)

I really am honored to have this kind of response. I was touched to know that several of you came to my blog based on recommendations from Claire Legrand, whose novel THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS will be published by Simon & Schuster fall 2012, and Luis Urrea, author of  THE HUMMINGBIRD’S DAUGHTER and, coming in December, QUEEN OF AMERICA. (Check out his fabulous new website,

With more than 25 names already, I plan to give away several copies of the ARC. The more people who write in “I want an ARC!” before July 1, the more copies I’ll hand out. So if you haven’t already, add your comment to the June 22 post, and I’ll throw your name into the hat.




9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shirley Novak
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 05:47:53

    I already sent in my desire for a copy and I know Jim did too. If we were lucky enough to both get one I would read his when he got done and send mine on to my sisters who love to find new books to read and having been waiting to read this one since I told them you had quit your job at the Frontiersman to write a novel.

  2. nana
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 07:16:35

    Sweet Eowyn.. your words make me blush!!!!

    ( the exclamation points will be repeated EVERY sentence now, just bc I know how much you like them! *winks*)

    What a tease! The covers are all so beautiful, they make my craving even stronger now!!!!

    If I can’t bribe you with kids, I will try with food!
    I make the best ‘Pasta al Pesto’ !!! ..if I say so myself 😉
    …but for that I’ll have to wait for your (eventual) book signing tour in Italy!!!!!!

    ( I WANT THAT (BLOODY) ARC !!!!! ..if that wasn’t clear LOL!! )

    much love. Nana

  3. Sue Mathis
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 09:08:42

    I would like to add a few exclamation points to my request for an ARC!

  4. Sue Mathis
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 09:36:08

    I would like to add a few exclamation points to my request for an ARC! And this new cover is awesome!

  5. Chickaloon Jenny
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 17:48:21


  6. Eowyn Ivey
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 06:26:30

    Oh Jenny. You just out-explanation-pointed them all.

    Nana — you’re in Italy? Did I read that right? I would LOVE to go to Italy on a book tour. Closest I’ve been is London, which was fabulous, but certainly not Italy.

    • nana
      Jun 25, 2011 @ 07:46:36

      Yes tesoro, I am really in Italy ..Roma to be precise !!!

      and btw, I would LOVE to visit Alaska ..but for now the closest I’ve been is London too!! .. maybe we could swap houses ?! LOL!

      *whispers* If you do come over here, I’ll even take you on a tour of the city on my Vespa 😉

  7. Ruth Hulbert
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 23:17:02

    Ooh, that Spanish cover is pretty. I like how she’s in silhouette, seemingly two-dimensional and insubstantial, but her footprints in the snow have shading and look real. Is she of this world, or not? Oh man, symbolism!

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