Jordan Bartlett’s YA Fantasy Novel Cover Released

The cover of New Zealand-born author Jordan Bartlett’s young adult fantasy novel, Contest of Queens, has been revealed, Elise Dumpleton reports for entertainment site, The Nerd Daily.

Bartlett, a speech language pathologist and certified yoga instructor who lives in Canada, said:

“The cover is everything I dreamed it would be and more. I love the intensity of the colour contrast and the emotions it evokes. And above all, I love how [protagonist] Jacs stands strong, her presence this powerful calm awaiting the storm.”

Contest of Queens will be released in January 2022.

Original article by Elise Dumpleton, The Nerd Daily, August 6, 2021.


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…