Monday, March 22, 2010

ACRONYM ACRONYM IT IS MY COVER!!!

Oh. My. Gosh. You guys don't know how long I've been waiting to show you this!! Okay, a month. That's how long. A month of having it as my screen background, and staring googly eyed at it, and swooning over it.

Now, if you're still reading and haven't just scrolled down, a little background. I was always sure I was going to get a good cover, because HarperTeen rocks in the cover department. But since my book is funny and Evie is a very perky narrator, I had this nagging worry that my cover would come out...hot pink and sparkly. Which really just doesn't sum up what the book is very well at all, because while it *is* funny and it *is* cute, it's also dark and scary and intriguing, (I say, VERY HUMBLY).

So when I found out what direction they were taking it in, and what photographer they were using, and who my design team was...well, I didn't worry anymore.

And what they came up with? LOVE LOVE LOVE SWOON SWOON SWOON.

LOVE.

Are you ready?



Really?



REALLY?



Okay, I give you: PARANORMALCY!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
This is me, incoherent with happiness!!

You guys, I love it so, so much. I love the dark and foreboding background. I love Evie--this is pretty close to how I pictured her! I love her hair, and I love her dress, and I love that SHE would love her hair and her dress. And I love the font. And I love MY NAME ON IT.

Oh my gosh. I need to go sit down...

Anyway. There it is! I hope you love it as much as I do. Keep in mind that this cover image is NOT final--there are always tweaks and adjustments--but I could not be more thrilled with it. I am a very, VERY happy author right now!!

171 comments:

L. T. Host said...

WOW! That's amazing!

Congrats :)

Tina Lynn said...

Wow. That is an epik cover. That is all.

Daisy Whitney said...

Beautiful!

Ella Press said...

Amazing cover! Congrats!
Can't wait to read this :D

seeyouupside said...

OMG AHHHHH!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!! Its so gorgeous and dark, which is interesting because from the way you speak of Paranormalcy I was picturing it with a lighter, more fun cover. But this cover works really well too :-)

Laina said...

Squee!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous!!!

Stephanie L. McGee said...

Wow. It's very pretty but that is not at all what I pictured Evie like from the little bits that I've seen here and there on the blog. (Or from your talking about her and about the book.)

I like the cover, though, don't get me wrong.

Mireyah Wolfe said...

Not what I pictured, but OMG That is beyond gorgeous work! And I'm totally squeeing in my head cuz I wanted to read it before but now I absolutely just HAVE HAVE HAVE to read it. *drools, lusts, waaaaannnnttttssss*

Andrea Cremer said...

Eyes bulge. GASP! SWOON! ACRONYM! Congrats, Kiersten!! So beautiful :) :) I only wish our last names were closer so Calla and Evie could hang out on the shelves!

Amanda J. said...

WOOO!!!! That is soooo gorgeous. I love it! XD :D Congrats!

Kiersten White said...

Thank you!!! It *IS* a little darker than I was expecting, too, and I love it SO MUCH.

Linda G. said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations. :)

So, does it feel like it's really going to happen now?

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

That is, like, Whoa!

Super cover, Kiersten! Congrats!

Falen said...

Wow! It's so beautiful! What a great way to start a monday!

Misty said...

I love that you love your name on it!! Congrats!! You're another win for writers everywhere! One of our own has succeeded again!! Congrats congrats!

Andrea Cremer said...

Also, I want that dress. How can I get that dress?

Jenn Johansson said...

That cover is stunning! Congratulations Kiersten! :)

pirate penguin said...

That cover is jaw-dropping! (in a totally good way, of course) Super congratulations! :D

Bethany said...

She's hotdorable!

Marsha Sigman said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! It is GREAT! I love that its dark and mysterious looking. They did an awesome job! And your name looks supercool too.lol

Caitlin said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I'm fangirling over it BIG TIME. Look at you, you big famous author!

Patti said...

Looks awesome and seeing your name is just the icing on the cake.

Debbie Barr said...

I literally gasped when I saw it. What a gorgeous book. Congratulations!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Fabooo!!!! Congrats, woman!! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Lady Glamis said...

PRETTY DANG AWESOME!!! You're a lucky girl!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

It's AWESOME!
Congratulations!

Kasie West said...

AWESOME!!!! There aren't enough acronyms in the world. I'm so happy for you. It's an amazing cover. Congrats! Can't wait to read it.

Samantha Bennett said...

That title is gorgeous! I admit that I scrolled down first and THEN read the backstory. Love it!

jasouders said...

Awesome cover! Wow. Can't wait to read the book! :)

relliott4 said...

Wonderful cover! Congratulations!

JJ said...

Gorgeous!

sraasch said...

Pardon my expletives, but that cover is KICK ASS.

Rhonda said...

Absolutely awesome cover!!! Can't wait to read it! :)

Tanvi said...

Epic-ness.

Congratulations, Kiersten! :D

Can't wait to get Paranormalcy now!

Annie McMahon said...

Intriguing and beautiful. Congrats! Doesn't it feel great to see your name on an actual book cover? You are where I want to be. :)

Melanie Avila said...

I would totally pick this up based on the cover. Love it!

Stephanie Perkins said...

Evie is SO gorgeous. Harper did you justice. :)

I'm so happy for you!!!

~Jamie said...

I totally just cried a little for you.

It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Abby Stevens said...

AUUUUUUUGH!

Kiersten, I LOVE the cover. Now THIS is a book I'd pluck from the shelves. I love the juxtaposition of Evie's dainty pink dress against the stormy sky. I love the font (very classic). I love the cattails or whatever those are in the foreground and how Evie's dress is whipping around her.

I LOVE IT.

Can't wait to read.

Tristi Pinkston said...

That is seriously awesome! Congratulations!

Rachel Bateman said...

Gorgeous! I am always drawn to covers like this; if I had walked past PARANORMALCY in a store without knowing anything about it, I would pick it up because of this cover.

It is SO great!

Valerie Geary said...

Oh it's gorgeous!!!!!!!!! I've been wondering when we'd get to see it!! Yeaaaaahhh!!!

Jess said...

Swoon! I love the contrast between the pink dress (which I covet) and the foreboding sky. I love it! Congratulations!

Dara said...

Superb! They did an amazing job on the cover. Also, I am jealous of her dress. I want one like that!

ella144 said...

Gorgeous!

Melissa said...

HOly crap on a cracker. I LOVE this cover. The girl is gorgeous and looks like she is going to kick butt and the background is, well there are no words. Plus your name across the bottom is the best part! Congrats Kiersten. Too bad I still have to wait months to read it!

Kate said...

That cover is super amazing. I love it.

Jamey Stegmaier said...

The cover looks awesome! Congratulations!

Debra L. Schubert said...

Holy Godiva Chocolate, Batman, your cover ROOOOCCCCKKKKKSSSSS!!!!! So happy for you, my friend. Major mega epic congratulations!

rissawrites said...

Wow! What a beautiful cover. They really did a good job.

I would be bouncing off the walls- showing random strangers everywhere I went.

congratulations.

Liberty Speidel said...

Awesome! Congrats! The cover really looks kinda sexy and mysterious. I'm not a YA reader, but may have to pick up your book.

Susan Adrian said...

Oooh, very nice!

CKHB said...

Technically, there IS some pink & sparkly (well, shiny) but it's in the best possible way! And she looks a little like Scarlett Johansson, who I ADORE...

CONGRATS! It's absolutely lovely.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

That is absolutely beautiful. It's the kind of cover that would definitely make me pick up the book to find out more about it. Congratulations--couldn't happen to a more deserving book and writer! Can't wait to read it!

Paul Greci said...

Awesome Cover!! Congrats!!

Sarah said...

It's so awesome! The girl, the dress, the title, the grass, the clouds, all make me what to know WHAT THE HECK HAPPENS IN THAT BOOK!

Angie said...

It's wonderful! No wonder you are so happy. I'm happy for you! :)

Anthony said...

Awesomesauce!

Annarkie said...

It's AWESOME! YAY for you!

H-Duck said...

Sweet!!!!! It looks like a movie poster. An awesome movie poster! Congrats!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Your cover is gorgeous!!! Huge congrats, Kiersten! I can't wait to pick up Paranormalcy.

owlandsparrow said...

Gorgeous! Even if I knew nothing else about your novel, and was doing the unthinkable and judging a book by its cover, I would buy this in a heartbeat. Love. It.

Kristen said...

Beautiful cover, congrats! I can't wait to read it!

Kristen said...

Beautiful cover, congrats! I can't wait to read it!

Ellen B said...

That's a gorgeous cover, Kiersten :D I would definitely pick that up in a bookshop.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Thats awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

I love it! Congrats :P

Rachel said...

I think it's totally awesome that your name is almost as big a font as the title. You know what that means, don't you? You're officially big enough to be a brand. VERY good news!

Congratulations...the cover is gorgeous, and makes me want to read the book (even though I already wanted to read the book).

Melissa said...

Wow! That is one gorgeous cover! I seriously can't wait to read this:)

maybe genius said...

It's wonderful! Yay!

CMOM Productions said...

It' a gorgeous cover! You should be nothing short of proud! :)

Ca.ll.y said...

Wowsa. That really is a great cover.

Claire Dawn said...

I love it! I think I'd actually have picked that off a shelf even if I didn't know you were the coolest person since Cro Magnon man!

-Claire Dawn

Kiersten White said...

You guys, I was dying dropping my daughter off at school because I just want to party in the comments with you!!

Thank you all SO MUCH for the cover love! I am still floored at what an incredible job the design team did! I can totally brag about my cover because I had nothing to do with it : ) I feel INCREDIBLY LUCKY.

Heather said...

It's beautiful, I absolutely LOVE it! That's the kind of cover that won't let you walk by it in the bookstore. People will feel compelled to stop and pick it up!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

it is perfect! absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it!

Ca.ll.y said...

I mean, really. I think it is safe to say that that is a bestselling cover.

Also, Evie looks like Taylor Swift.

Empress Awesome said...

Oh my gosh, wow, that is so awesome! Great cover, I would totally pick it up in a book store if I saw it.

Jealous.

Kiersten White said...

And to everyone who is saying they would pick it up based on the cover alone, THANK YOU!!! That is the whole point of covers : ) I feel the same way about it. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Harper design team! They are brilliant.

And re: Taylor Swift, that's who my editor daydreams about being Evie in a movie : )

Ryan said...

Its awesome!!! It makes me jealous though... I want a cover with my name on it...:(

Carrie Harris said...

SQUEALING INCOHERENTLY FOR YOU!

SQUEALING AGAIN!

SQUEALING A THIRD TIME FOR GOOD MEASURE!!!!

Blank said...

SO GREAT! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! YEAH! Exciting moment! And beautiful cover!

Janean said...

I guess its a good thing when I have to scroll down, scroll some more and then scroll just a bit more to leave a comment... two words. i L.O.V.E. this! (yes i know thats 3) CANT WAIT!!!

Kayeleen said...

That is so beautiful! It's great that you got what you hoped for and more. May all of us be so lucky. Congratulations!

V said...

Beautiful cover! And what a well-placed quote at the top.

Weronika Janczuk said...

I can't get over how wonderful this is. I love it, Kiersten. Love, love, love it.

Larissa said...

*gasps*

*faints*

*gets up*

SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Heather said...

Congrats! It's beautiful! I love the contrast of the pink of her dress on the dark sky.

Christina Lee said...

*GASP* beautiful. and I totally thought she looked like Scarlett Johansen at first glance--LOL!

Susan Quinn said...

The cover goddess smiled upon you! Congratulations!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

GORGEOUS cover!! Congrats!!

Kristi Faith said...

Holy Beautiful! I LOVE it. Totally awesome and would definitely catch my attention at a bookstore. Congrats! I'm surprised you haven't fallen over from lack of air and had Laptop..err Mac take over for you!!

Steena Holmes said...

That blew me away :)

Christine said...

Is it funny that I MADE myself read your post before I scrolled down rather than jumping ahead? I loved the sense of suspense! I am excited for you and am pre-ordering your book! Congratulations!

Valerie said...

Oh wow! That is GORGEOUS! I love how dark and intriguing it is! I already thought I was going to love your book, but knowing this image comes from your story makes me even more positive that it's going to be amazing! Congrats on the awesome cover!

Maria the Bookworm said...

What a stunning cover! Congratulations :D I will definitely read this book when it comes out because what little I've heard, sounds amazing!

*MARY* said...

Your cover makes those twilight covers look like nothing more than a stupid apple on a black background.

I LOVE IT!!!

Can't wait to read it!!!

I think I'll have to buy two, one to read and get sticky because I like to eat candied apples while I read YA novels. And one to put in my shrine of books whose authors I've met.
So far the shrine holds only the Bible and the BOM. Can't wait to add PARANORMALCY!

Candice said...

I love the angle of this, looking up at the ominous sky. The cover is gorgeous!!

Tere Kirkland said...

Congrats! Now I'll know what to look for when it comes out! ;)

Carolin Seidenkranz said...

Wooow! It's amazing. I'm loving it, so gorgeous. Congrats! =)

moonrat said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It's mysterious and fiesty and beautiful all at the same time. I would pick this up based on the cover alone!:)

heidikins said...

Holy Comments Batman! I have not read through them, but I presume EVERYONE is asking where they can get Evie's dress...because seriously? I would love to wear that on my next Fancy Dress Date. ;o)

Congrats my dear, I am so proud of you!

xox

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Wow, it's stunning! *applauds*

Shain Brown said...

That rocks... Even from a guy's standpoint it is astonishing. Congrats to you.

Shain Brown said...

Amazing, even from a guy's standpoint its astonishing. Congrats to you...

Kristan said...

@Ca.ll.y

I think she looks like a cross between Taylor Swift, the girl from Alice in Wonderland, and Jodie Sweetin (aka Stephanie from Full House). I.E. she kicks butt! And her dress is awesome.

Gorgeous cover. Way darker than I was expecting, but lovely.

I agree: the best part is your name. :)

Sharon said...

I would love to know more about the process of designing the cover -picking the perfect model, photographing her, if they imagine a particular scene from the book when they choose the setting/background, etc. (Future blog topic??) Because it is so amazing that they got her just as you imagined/hoped she'd look. And what do they tell the model to get that intriguing expression on her face? It makes you want to KNOW who she is, and what her story is. (I also love the darkness, the ominous sky, the shadows.) This cover will definitely jump off the shelf at people.

Kiersten White said...

I'm going to clear it with my editor first, but I'd love to break down how this cover came about!

Anne Riley said...

Good grief, that is amazing! I want to read it already! And I totally judge books by their covers, by the way, so it's a good sign that I'm intrigued by this one!!

Peggy said...

So awesome! I would totally pick up this book based on the cover!

Peggy said...

I just went into Goodreads to add it to my to-read shelf, and the cover is already there! :)

Courtney Allison Moulton said...

Amazing!! It looks gorgeous, Kiersten!! Can't wait to read it =D

Renee Collins said...

WOW!!!! I love it!!

As weird/stalkerish as it sounds, I've been daydreaming what your cover would look like for a long time now. And here it is!! Wow. Just wow. It's fantastic, Kierst!!!

Krista V. (the former Krista G.) said...

It looks FANTASTIC, Kiersten. And yeah, name on the cover's the best part:)

Corina B said...

Oh my, this is amazing!! I would totally pick this book up based on the cover.

Congrats!!

Casey McCormick said...

OMG - IT'S GORGEOUS!! Congratulations!!!!

Julie said...

Gorgeous!!!! Congrats, and can't wait to get my hands on it! :)

Tahereh said...

THIS. IS. BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! MUST BUY MUST BUY MUST BUYYYYYYYY!!!!!

CONGRATS!!!!! :D :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

Wow - I had to comment because that cover is BEAUTIFUL. Can't wait to read the book!
-Em

Lyla said...

oooooh... that's gorgeous.

Wen Prior said...

Oh I love it! My seventeen-year-old daughter was sitting next to me when I opened that and she said, "Ooh that looks awesome, when can we buy it?"

I'm with her!

Kiersten White said...

Wen, I love your daughter!! And you. And all of you!!

Thank you SO MUCH, guys. You should see me today, I swear I'm buzzing I'm so happy!

Lauren said...

Oooh, I LOVE it; definitely one of my favorite covers of 2010!!! I can't wait to buy a copy!

Lauren said...

That looks AMAZING! I want to read it now! Congrats!

T. Anne said...

Awesomeness abounds!!!!! Huge Congrats!!!!!! =)

Karla said...

I found out about this book in November and I loved the whole concept of the book so i have been excited to read this book for four months and I've been hoping that the cover would be out soon. Now that it is all I can say is that it is freakin' breathtakingly gorgeous. I am being totally serious and I think you know that, I think everyone knows that this is a stunning, and I mean stunning cover. Can't wait until September 21st. :)

Mundie Moms said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Merc said...

Ooh, very nice! Congrats on the lovely cover. :D

lora96 said...

AWESOME!!!

This was worth waiting for, Kiersten.

And I especially love the ethereal pinkish silver color of the font that your name is printed in.

And the cattails blowing in the foreground--kinda We're Not in Kansas Anymore. Cool

JaneyV said...

so happy for you - it is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Congratulations!

WOW!

elissa said...

SO beautiful!

Myrna Foster said...

That cover is going to sell copies. It's gorgeous, and I don't think I've ever seen cattails on a cover before. I'm glad you love it.

emilia. said...

Oh how exciting! :) Congrats to you. Cute blog, by the way.
Xoxo.

Liam said...

a) YAYAYAY!

b) I would very much like to meet the model.

c) Somehow I knew that it would be today. I'm not sure why, though.

Hayley said...

Oh My God!!!!!!! This is such an amazing cover! Like mind bogglingly fantastic, I cannot wait to get this book. I am at a loss for words to describe how happy I am for you, because it looks fan-freakin'-tastic!

Heidi said...

I was already going to have a read of your book.

Now I'm going to BUY it. Hot damnnnnnn

that's a brilliant cover. It's like a DVD cover for supernatural or something haha. Buffy. I love the flowers/grass in the foreground. The colours! The dress! Thefonts!

... Totally wanna query HarperTeen once I'm done editing/writing. Six thumbs up!

Tori [Book Faery] said...

Oh wow you weren't kidding.... that cover is absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations :)

Liam said...

I am now going to preorder it and hope I don' get the faulty copy.

And then hope that you come sign here.
Because Liam loves signed things. Especially my favorite things...books.

Bwahaha.

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Fab cover and it should stand out on any bookshelf. xx

storyqueen said...

I find your cover very intriguing, which is a good thing.

It's a really wonderful cover...and nice blurb, too!

Shelley

Alyson said...

The cover is stunning! Congrats!

beth said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks AMAZING!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!

The Writing Muse said...

How exciting! It looks great! Congrats!

jckandy said...

SA-WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heather Zundel said...

The contrast and lighting give it a very surreal effect. And I just read a blip from your book. I think I may dig this book. Evie's voice sounds awesome. :)

Iapetus999 said...

Even I'm impressed.
Maybe I should query your publisher when I'm ready...

The Blogger Girlz said...

Holy crap that's the most beautiful I've ever seen! I just got done reading a super sad part in "The Last Song" by Nick Sparks that made me cry and then when I saw your cover I got teary-eyed again!! :D Love, love, LOVE! :D <3

~Ella

Whirlochre said...

Having followed your story for some time now, I'm thrilled by this latest exciting plot twist.

Actually, it's not so much a plot twist as an inevitability.

Obvious from page one, really.

No surprise at all.

Truth be told, this is so awesome, it's almost lame. How good is that?

Brazier art said...

You're probably going to hate me for this but I don't think that the cover is a great fit for the book. I like the image it's definitely cool, but what won me over when I read the book was how much fun it was. I know you don't want a cartoon or anything on the cover but Evie should be cracking a smile or something. This cover just seems a little too "typical" to me and I think that your book is something special, I'm not convinced that the artist even read it.

insidethewritersstudio said...

I just happened upon your blog, and what an entry to happen upon! You must be beyond thrilled. It's a beautiful cover and exciting thing - I hope you're celebrating. Often. Congratulations!

tallsharon said...

Beautiful and very exciting. I've been chatting with your husband every morning pre train and boring him with my writing chatter and now I know you ate a writer published wonderful! I've been writing ad and content copy for years and am just getting into creative non fiction. One of my writing group friends us a teen writer too Stacey goldblatt (will have to check spelling) group is Encinitas writers group meets thurs at Encinitas library 6-730. we work off prompts Our leader is Maureen Pierre who also leads a Monday night group for people working on a specific project who are looking for feedback. I look forward to following your journey

Kiersten White said...

Thank you SO MUCH, everyone. It's been so fun getting to celebrate this with all of you!

Except you, BrazierArt. You've just sealed your fate--I will continue to make fun of you in every book I ever write from now on. (For the record, Mr. Art is my brother-in-law. Whom I like very, very much. But mostly because he has an awesome wife and three really, really cute kids.)

But I'm going to disagree with you on the basis that the design team knows the book market. Since PARA is a paranormal/urban fantasy book, it needs to appeal to the people who read those--and paranormal books are typically darker, a little more dramatic, etc. And so that's why they opted to go with a more serious, intriguing cover than a playful one. It's a matter of knowing your audience. And I personally feel like it's still an excellent representation of the book, because although the book IS fun, it is also dark and dramatic.

And, for the record, my design team DID read the book, and put a ton of thought and time into this cover. And I think they all deserve raises. They know the market, they know the story, and the put together the best (and most beautiful) cover to fit both of them.

As far as it being "typical", I'd say the reaction here is indicative that it stands out quite well ; )

And if you still disagree, we can arm-wrestle over it the next time you visit.

Indigo said...

Incredibly beautiful! I'm delighted for you! (Hugs)Indigo

The Screaming Guppy said...

Very nice! :) Congrats again!

Tracy said...

Thanks to the darn flu, I'm the last to arrive at the party. Love the cover! Now we'll all know what to look for when it hits the shelves! Congrats!

Elana Johnson said...

It's GORGEOUS! I love the cattails or whatever those are. Creepy. Congrats!

Lynsey Newton said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to read it!

Donna Gambale said...

It's absolutely GORGEOUS! Like a bazillion people already commented, but I had to add my excitement to the mix! In the cover lottery, you totally won.

Cinnamon said...

I think it's a gorgeous cover and one that's really going to draw people in.

Palindrome said...

If I didn't now how brilliant the inside is, I would totally pick this up just from the cover! It's beautiful!!

Dominique said...

Wow, congratulations! You must be thrilled to pieces. I'm happy for you. :)

Tawna Fenske said...

What a gorgeous cover! Superhuge congrats on having it be everything you'd hoped!

Tawna

writtenwyrdd said...

That's one of the best covers I've seen in a while. You should be dancing about with joy.

Kiersten White said...

Once again, and forever, thank you, thank you, thank you!! They did an amazing job ; )

lora96 said...

I have to say it.

Your cover is.....

SQUEEEElicious.

laughingwolf said...

wunderbra! ;) lol

great grats, kiersten :)

Valerie said...

Aw man! My computer let me miss this, as it was broken. :( The cover is really pretty. I love the font and the dress and and and... Well, it's awesome.

Lenore said...

I first saw this last week at HC's stand at Bologna. Beautiful!!

Bernita said...

"Tis PERFECT!
(And my daughter's name!)

Kiersten White said...

Lenore--Squeeee! I hoped it would be there, but I wasn't sure ; ) Thanks for telling me!

Bernita--Yay! I love the name ; )