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Celebrating the cover for RED BUTTERFLY by A.L. Sonnichsen

June 6, 2014

Today I get to share something really special with you all. 


The cover for RED BUTTERFLY, a novel in verse by the lovely Amy Sonnichsen. The book will come out in 2015 and I’m so thrilled for Amy, who writes so beautifully and who I am lucky to call a friend. 


I’m also excited to join in the celebration because, this cover, this cover, you guys, it is just beautiful. Isn’t it?


So fitting for the words and story that are inside.


Kara never met her birth mother. Abandoned as an infant, she was taken in by an elderly American woman living in China. Now eleven, Kara spends most of her time in their apartment, wondering why she and Mama cannot leave the city of Tianjin and go live with Daddy in Montana. Mama tells Kara to be content with what she has … but what if Kara secretly wants more? 


Told in lyrical, moving verse, Kara’s story is one of a girl learning to trust her own voice, discovering that love and family are limitless, and finding the wings she needs to reach new heights.


A.L. Sonnichsen grew up in Hong Kong and then spent eight years in China as adult. She now lives on the dry side of Washington State with her dashingly handsome sidekick, five talented children, and a luxury cat. Red Butterfly is her first novel. Learn more at





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