So, one of our most exciting titles coming up is a YA dystopian by Cameron Stracher called The Water Wars. We've got some great people behind it, and we're having a huge internal debate about covers. So, we'd like to know what you think! And what your friends think, and what your cousins think, and your parents...ok, maybe not your parents. Anyhow, the book comes out in Jan. 2011 and we need to know what you like the best! And why!?
Let us know in the comments below and I'll pick three random winners to recieve a super advanced copy of the book!
Additionally, I noticed the writers forum has been a bit sleepy lately, so if you write a short story based on one of these covers (500 word minimum), the two stories with the most comments will also get free copies of the book. Please use "Water Wars" somewhere in the title of your story so I can be sure and see it!
And again, let your friends know so we can have as much input as possible when we decide on a cover direction!
If you tweet about it, use #H20Wars as the tag!
Thanks for all your help and feedback!
“A gripping environmental thriller with a too-real message.”
-- Howard Gordon, Executive Producer of "24" and author of The Obelisk
“Let us pray that the world which Cameron Stracher has invented in THE WATER WARS is testament solely to his pure, wild, and brilliant imagination, and not his ability to see the future. I was parched just reading it.”
-- Laurie David, Producer of An Inconvenient Truth, author of The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming
Lost in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, two teenagers race against time to rescue their friend from the corporations that run the world by controlling the limited water supply…
Vera, 15, and her brother Will, 17, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a world that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe and war. In this world, water is hoarded by governments with access to it, rivers are dammed, polar caps are melted, and clouds sucked from the sky. Their mother is ill from a nameless disease, and their father barely manages on ration tickets and black market goods. One morning Vera meets and befriends a mysterious boy named Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water and claims to know an untapped river but is sworn to secrecy.
Vera and Kai become friends, and soon something elusive blossoms between them. But one afternoon Kai doesn’t show up at their usual meeting place… Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of their friend and his secret source of life-affirming liquid. The siblings are pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group and greedy corporations hell bent on controlling the world’s water supply – all of whom want to get their hands on Kai and his uncanny ability to find fresh water.