Monday, September 23, 2013

Hey! It's Cinder . . . Cinderskella! Official Cover Reveal!

Wicked Stepmother Included.

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And here it is............drumroll.............the cover! 

The story: 

Cindy is just a normal 11¾-year-old girl. At least until she wakes up one night and finds out she’s dead. Well, she isn't technically dead—she just doesn't have any hair . . . or a nose . . . or skin. Yep—all bones, no body.  
Human by day and skeleton by night, Cindy is definitely cursed. And because her mother recently died, Cindy has no one to turn to except a father who is now scared of her and an evil stepmother who makes her do the housecleaning with a toothbrush. To make matters worse, the Spring Fling dance is approaching, and Ethan, the cutest boy in sixth grade, doesn’t seem to know Cindy exists. Of course, Cindy doesn’t think letting Ethan find out she’s part skeleton is the best way to introduce herself.
While facing such perils as pickled pig’s feet, a wacky fortune teller, and a few quick trips to the Underworld, Cindy’s determined to break the curse—even for a single night.
Cinderskella is available for purchase at Barnes & Noble 


The authors: 

Meet  Amie Borst.  She writes Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction, incorporating a dark twist into beautifully sweet stories. I'm a contributing member of From The Mixed-Up Files...of Middle-Grade Authors - a group blog dedicated to all things middle grade!

A little bit about Amie 

Her favorite color is pink.
She loves unicorns and glitter.
She keeps a well-stocked stash of chocolate hidden away from her family at all times. It's writing fuel, doncha know!

A little bit about Bethanie

This is her 12 year old daughter, Bethanie.  She plays piano, knows enough songs that she could be her own jukebox, and she could beat Katniss Everdeen in an archery competition.  She writes books, too.

Photo: Option 3

 In fact, she's Amie's co-author of their Scarily Ever Laughter series to be published by Jolly Fish Press.  Their first book, Cinderskella, releases on October 26th, 2013!

And as you've probably guessed, that makes them just giddy!

Photo: We need some help selecting author photos!  Which is your favorite mother/daughter pose?

Where to find these talented co-authors: 

You can find them on Facebook ( Twitter ( Pinterest ( From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors ( and blog (

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And visit her pinterest page for all kinds of images that inspired Amie and Bethanie while they wrote Cinderskella! 

Press Release

June 7, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kirk Cunningham, Head Publicist: (801) 380-4503 |

Skeleton in the Closet

PROVO, UT—Jolly Fish Press (JFP) is happy to announce the acquisition of Cinderskella, a middle-grade novel by Amie and Bethanie Borst, mother-daughter co-authors with an uncanny knack for hilarity.

Cindy is just a normal, average girl. At least until she wakes up one night to find out she is dead. Well, she isn't technically dead—she just doesn't have any hair, eyes, or . . . skin. Yep, she is a skeleton—all bones and no body.

Human by day and skeleton by night, Cindy is definitely cursed. What ensues is a hysterical tale of a young girl who, while coping with the loss of her mother, embarks on a journey of self-discovery, love, and forgiveness, all the while learning to deal with an evil step-mother and her "skeletal" abnormalities.

Amie Borst, a long-time writer and self-proclaimed graduate from ULE (University of Life Experience), is a native New Yorker, now residing in Northern Virginia. Originally, she aspired to be on Broadway, but her teen years were filled with too many "angsty" poems and short stories to let them fall to the wayside. She enjoys eating chocolate while writing and keeps a well-stocked stash hidden away from her family.

Born with learning disabilities, Bethanie Borst is an all-rounder. She is a spunky 12-year-old who plays viola in her school orchestra, enjoys video games, and is quick on her toes when it comes to tricky situations. When she is not writing, she swings on a star.

Cinderskella, Amie and Bethanie Borst's mirthful and uplifting debut novel, will be released Fall 2013.

1 comment:

Amie Borst said...

What an absolutely fun post, Janet! Thank you so very much!! You really are the bestest :)