I’m really excited to reveal for you today the cover of Sharon Cohen’s debut novel ‘The Starman and Me’ which will be published by Hachette on 10th August. I can also exclusively let you have a sneak peek extract of the first chapter which I’m sure when you read it you will be desperate to find it more.
So without further ado here it is…………
I think the cover is just stunning it will certainly stand out on my library shelves. The cover is designed by Nic Theobald and it hints at the cosmic mystery that lies within the pages. I’m intrigued to find out what lies beneath that sublime cover so let’s find out more.
The Starman and Me
He wasn’t an alien, I was sure of that. It was more like he’d walked in through
an ancient door from the past … except he was here, in my bedroom and his
misty forest was somewhere real on Planet Earth.
Twelve-year-old Kofi first spots the prehistoric human on a supermarket roundabout. Heis small and dark and curled into a tight ball. His name is Rorty Thrutch and he has zero memory of how he ended up in the unexceptional village of Bradborough, or why he’s being hunted…
Kofi soon finds out that Rorty can do amazing things. He can copy, paste and delete
objects, using only the power of his mind. This is the discovery of the century and mad, greedy scientists will stop at nothing to track him down.
Kofi and best friend Janie are on a mission. Not only must they protect Rorty, but they
have to find his missing girlfriend Pogsy Blue, too. Our prehistoric ancestors have crashedheadlong into the 21st century and time is running out to save them..
And here it is the exclusive sneak peek The Starman and Me Chapter Extract
After reading the first chapter I’m really intrigued to find out more about Kofi and Rorty, it reminds me of one of my favourite films growing up E.T. so for me this book feels like an irresistible combination of wonder and adventure.
Sharon Cohen loves to explore themes of ‘ancient’ and ‘cutting edge’ and intertwines these elements into her stories. After graduating with a first-class science degree and a doctorate earned catching swans and studying their parasites, Sharon became a scientific writer. Her passion for children’s fiction emerged following the birth of her first son and she completed the Open University Children’s Literature course, gaining a distinction. She has three children and lives with her husband, an ex-international sprinter. THE STARMAN AND ME is her debut novel. You can find Sharon on Twitter @SCohen_author
Thank you to Sarah and Hachette for inviting me to host the cover reveal and chapter sneak peek. ‘The Starman and Me’ is available to pre-order now online or from any good bookshop.