The Nerviest Girl in the World—Cover Reveal!

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 am | Filed under: ,

Here it is!!! I’m so excited to share this with you: the cover of my upcoming middle-grade novel, The Nerviest Girl in the World, which will by published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on August 18, 2020! This cover, which makes me squeak with joy every time I look at it, is by the awesome Risa Rodil. I’m over the moon!

The Nerviest Girl in the World by Melissa Wiley cover by Risa Rodil

I love it so much. The book is about silent film and ostrich-ranching and wild rides on horseback—and Risa captured all the excitement I feel about this story, which grew out of my time in East County San Diego, where the book is set.

(And just WAIT until you see the interior illustrations by Mike Deas! So great!)

August still feels far away, but I know the time will go fast. The book is already available for pre-order at IndieboundAmazon, and B&N! (Pre-ordering is a really great—and much appreciated—way for you to help give a book a boost.)

Stay tuned for an ARC giveaway coming soon!

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    Margaret Berns says:

    August is too far away. Advent then Christmas…this cover and then…

    Another book by Melissa Wiley!


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    Caryn says:

    Love it! So looking forward to reading it!

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    fatima says:

    The theme sounds very interesting.

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    Emily D. says:

    Oh, I love it! Congratulations!

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    sarah r hutchins says:

    Hi Lissa!!! Congratulations on your cover! I can’t wait to hold it in my hands, and I know we will all love it. Is this the book that you did all the research for in Alabama that I have been eagerly anticipating? How fun that you and Scott have books coming out at nearly the same time. Wouldn’t that be fun if you did a joint tour!!!! Thanks for keeping us up to date on your writing adventures.

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    Susanne Barrett says:

    It’s awe-inspiring, Lissa!!! So bright and vibrant and wonderful!! Congratulations!!!


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    Melissa H says:

    I know that ostrich ranch! (I grew up in Escondido and always thought when you were in San Diego you must have been near my old house)