Holy Krakatoa Beautiful Cover!

Holy Krakatoa Beautiful Cover!

I’m working on my next blog trick, inserting a picture. I thought I would start with this:

The final book in the Paranormalcy trilogy

Look at me in all my purple, flowy-blond-hair-tossing glory! Don't you want to read this book just because of me??

So I had this whole post written last night. I just dashed it off and was ready to post it in 5 minutes. But really, it was 5 minutes of brilliance.

I should have suspected something was wrong when WordPress was making me write on top of my own words. Instead of going to the next line, it would just write over what I had written. So I couldn’t see what I’d written and I couldn’t rethink it. Couldn’t edit, couldn’t anything. Now some people might have suspected something was wrong. But not me. No, I integrated it into my post–I created something brilliant about how it was going to be the latest encryption tool and I expected to be snatched up by the CIA or the FBI as a consultant. But of course only as a consultant because I don’t want to give up being a literary agent, you know.

I didn’t stop there. I went on and said, “The eagle has landed.” But no, all my clients–and readers–would be so disappointed with that. Because that’s so cliche. So I left everyone with a final thought. I said The tiger has roared. And in that simple phrase–all encrypted because I couldn’t see it–I thought about how brilliant I am because, don’t you get it??? Tigers don’t roar!!! Lions do.

Somehow I was convinced that even though I was typing in encryption mode, that when I hit “publish” it would all become clear. But of course it didn’t. It all disappeared instead.

WAIT!!! I just realized. My messages went into the ether. Of course! That’s where spy messages go. Duh. I feel so much better.

Ok, well, you’re probably wondering what this all has to do with that gorgeous cover up there. Nothing, of course. My post had some stuff about the book too, but that got deleted also and then got lost in my enthusiasm for the super spy encryption stuff. But probably I should tell you about the book.

Anyway, isn’t that cover gorgeous??? Like holy wind chimes gorgeous??? I’m still working on my signature phrase. Did you see that?? I added a picture and linked to my blog all in one post!! I’m totally getting the hang of this blogging thing.

So. This gorgeous cover is of course for ENDLESSLY, the final book in the NYT bestselling trilogy that began with Paranormalcy and Supernaturally. Now, if you haven’t read the first two, I don’t know what you are waiting for, but do it NOW because Endlessly is coming out in July and it’s going to be HOLY KRAKATOA AWESOME!!!


  • Donald Cribbs (@gdcribbs)
    Posted at 09:20h, 11 November Reply

    Woot! First comment!! *pats himself on the back for a seemingly inconsequential thing, when in fact, it is significant because it’s a comment on Michelle Wolfson’s blog, duh!*

    I really like the Holy Krakatoa as a signature phrase. I’ve never heard it before, so it’s completely unique, although I recognize the word. You can even play with randomly capializing parts of the word to put emPHAsis on the syllable of your choice for variety. Nicely played, Michelle!

    Plus, you’re doing great with the blog and adding features to each post. Pretty soon, you’ll be including surveys and pie charts, or maybe just pie for your readers to enjoy while reading your blog. Either way, it’s full of WIN and AWESOMENESS. Woot!!

  • Jeffe Kennedy
    Posted at 09:33h, 11 November Reply

    Um, I think the signature phrase still needs work…

    Loving the new blog though!

  • Monica B. W. (@Monica_BW)
    Posted at 09:47h, 11 November Reply

    YAY Congrats on learning how to insert a pic! And what a pic!! You look stunning! LOL
    Can’t wait for Endlessly! <3

  • johnnahayes
    Posted at 10:31h, 11 November Reply

    All of the covers for that series are great. I love the colors; they look very saturated, reminds me a bit of comic books and the video game my kids play, Sly Cooper. Anyway, beautiful!

  • Living, Learning, Eating
    Posted at 10:45h, 11 November Reply

    So jealous – but in the best way! Kiersten is awesome, yay for her and her success!

  • Kimberly Sabatini
    Posted at 11:52h, 11 November Reply

    Love that cover and totally doesn’t surprise me that Tinkerbell Ninja Agent types in encrypted code! :o)

  • Jane Steen (@janesteen)
    Posted at 16:03h, 11 November Reply

    “You” look like a young River Song, if that means anything to you.

    And why, can anyone tell me, does WordPress make me re-login with Twitter for every blog I comment on? Doesn’t it know me by now? Goodness knows I comment enough 😀

  • Jennifer Duffey (@jenduffey)
    Posted at 16:54h, 11 November Reply

    I love this cover! And I really love reading your posts. I can’t wait to see what else you have in the works to share with us. 🙂

    • Wolfson Literary
      Posted at 16:55h, 11 November Reply

      Thank you! I need regular comments with encouragement or I’ll get too depressed to blog. 🙂

  • Patty Blount
    Posted at 16:57h, 11 November Reply

    I’m sitting here about to fall asleep over my keyboard and then I read this… your energy just seeps out of every word. Gorgeous cover! Much luck to Kiersten on Book 3!

    Oh, and *pats Michele on back* nice picture insertion.

  • Janice Gable Bashman
    Posted at 16:58h, 11 November Reply

    Beautiful cover – I love the colors.

    I feel your pain about losing your post. WordPress did something similar to me last week, for the first time, and I lost everything in my post when I tried to save except for one picture, and some funky characters that were never part of the post. I had to start over, which was very frustrating. Fortunately, I copy and paste my posts into WordPress from word, so all I had to do was reinsert links and photos into the new post.

  • Lori Lee
    Posted at 17:13h, 11 November Reply

    The cover is STUNNING. Love the purple.

  • Renee Collins
    Posted at 17:41h, 11 November Reply

    I saw your tweet and I’m answering the call!

    It *is* hard to get a blog/blog following off the ground, but don’t get discouraged. You’re funny, fun, and have an interesting job. You are the exact type of person who should be blogging! 🙂 Keep it up!

  • June
    Posted at 17:42h, 11 November Reply

    Truly. The cover gods have certainly bestowed this series with awesomeness.

  • Alessa Ellefson
    Posted at 17:57h, 11 November Reply

    The cover is very eye-catching, definitely would make me want to pick it up in a bookstore.

    As for the signature phrase, I’ve got to admit I’m somewhat confused. Is this special phrase “Holy Krakatoa!” or “Shazam!” or even both put together?

    • Wolfson Literary
      Posted at 18:28h, 11 November Reply

      I haven’t totally decided., if you read the signature phrase post, you’ll see these were among the suggestions. I’m still trying some on for size and fit. 😉

      • Alessa Ellefson
        Posted at 19:03h, 11 November Reply

        I see, I see. This reminds me a lot of the Capitain Haddock in Tintin who’s known for such signature phrases as “Tonnerre de Brest!” Though I assume that you’d rather stay in the English language 🙂

        In my opinion, it should then be something that rolls right off the tongue. Which is why I believe Krakatoa’s a little too much of a tongue trickster (loses a point). However, Shazam does feel rather overused (loses a point too–argh! it’s a tie!).

        Good luck finding the perfect signature phrase that’ll represent you. I look forward to reading it and, ahem, pilfering it from you :p

  • James Stafford
    Posted at 22:42h, 11 November Reply

    Indeed it is a lovely cover. Best of luck.

  • Robin Lemke (@rebobinar)
    Posted at 22:44h, 11 November Reply

    Love the cover! Really love your quest for the perfect phrase! Although “the tiger has roared” needs to be worked in on a regular basis, I think…

  • Sandra Cormier
    Posted at 22:44h, 11 November Reply

    Beautiful cover for Kiersten’s new book. And there’s this thing called the Insert button. 🙂

  • Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
    Posted at 22:48h, 11 November Reply

    I’m bedazzling you a secret agent cape.

  • jared west
    Posted at 22:53h, 11 November Reply

    Wow, it’s like the people that did this cover stole the image directly out of my brain from the first time I saw my wife. The sky behind her wasn’t purple, but other than that, it was identical. Speaking of stolen ideas, “Holy Krakatoa” is MY trademarked phrase as of 10 seconds ago when I filed an application for it with the trademark office. I’ll see you in court.

    • kasie west
      Posted at 23:01h, 11 November Reply

      HA!!! Oh my gosh, we both know there was no wind when you first saw me, Jared. No need to exaggerate.

    • Michelle Wolfson
      Posted at 23:06h, 11 November Reply

      Stop trying to steal all my phrases and trademark them. I already gave you the baby step phrase. Sheesh! I’m not afraid of you. You don’t think you’ll look like a giant bully next to me in court? Think again, Batman!!

  • daisy whitney
    Posted at 23:11h, 11 November Reply

    This cover is absolutely my favorite of the three! So stunning. And it is purple!! Which is like….wait for it….VIOLET!!!!!!

  • Bill Joel
    Posted at 23:11h, 11 November Reply

    Ah, the joys of internet programming … Gone bad! And this is what keeos us computer science folks in business (he said gleefully).

  • iwanttobeagrocery
    Posted at 23:35h, 11 November Reply

    See how powerful you are! I’m not even stalking you and I followed your command to comment. You must wield your power carefully, grasshoppa. You’re stronger than you supposed.

    • Michelle Wolfson
      Posted at 23:46h, 11 November Reply

      I love this comment almost as much as I’m freaked out by it. What exactly does that mean: I’m not even stalking you. As if dozens (hundreds? Thousands??) of others are?? Thanks, I think, and for the remote comment. Devoted non-stalker fans who comment on command are rare and awesome.

  • Victoria Smith
    Posted at 23:58h, 11 November Reply

    Beautiful cover!
    Shazam is fantastic!
    Doesn’t Shazam say it all? 🙂

  • Whirlochre
    Posted at 01:41h, 12 November Reply

    Only just realised you had a blog. How useless can a person possibly be?

    Of all the Para frocks, this is the one I would wear, for certain.

    Looking forward to future posts.

    • Michelle Wolfson
      Posted at 09:30h, 12 November Reply

      Purple is definitely your colour. Look, I anglophiled the spelling just for you.

  • Missy Olive
    Posted at 09:23h, 14 November Reply

    I love that your blog is new. As I read, you are writing all of the things I am feeling (my blog just launched in Sept). Keep up the good work. I’m so impressed with all the comments you receive!

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