Happy release day to my torso twin, Libba Bray, for her new book Beauty Queens!
Torso twin? you ask. What is that?
Well, a little over three years ago, Libba Bray and I went on book tour together (back when I used to do those sorts of things. Before the baby clones. Who are squirming at my feet while I write and searching the floor for anything non-edible they can put in their mouth. I want to put your faces in my mouth, you little edible darlings). We were promoting our new books. Notice the similarities?
Yes! You're so smart! They both feature female torsos. And so it was the Torso Tour 2008.
Well, Libba's latest just released. Take a look at the cover:
First, obviously she snapped a photo of me in a bikini while we were on tour. I feel a little violated, but that's beside the point. The main issue is, her book features yet another female torso. Can we just say what this is? A desperate cry from a lonely woman for her Torso Twin? I miss you too, Libba darling. But you don't have to go to such an extreme to get my attention. An email is fine, you darling you.
So Libba is off touring a torso book, but NOT with me. I ask you, loyalty anyone? No, she's gallavanting with Meg Cabot and Maggie Stiefvater...wait. Okay. Fair enough. I'd gallavant with Meg Cabot and Maggie Stiefvater too. (Oops, just had to separate the babes. One was trying to eat the other's ear.)
When LIbba and I were in Seattle, we took photo booth pictures of our torsos in honor of the Torso Tour. Then we looked at the photos, realized why our publishers didn't ask us to pose for our covers, and promptly did the photos in. At least, I think they were destroyed.
These ones survived.