We are so excited to host today's cover reveal -- not only because Maurene Goo is one of our favorite people on the planet, but because her upcoming book, I Believe In A Thing Called Love, promises to be such a fun read!
Take the quiz to find out which K-drama you are, then check out the fantastic cover. But first, more about the book:
Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.
Now that you are properly sorted, here's what Maurene has to say about the cover's design:
"I have VERY strong feelings about cover design because I'm a self-taught graphic designer and I've been doing it for years. And I'm just persnickety about aesthetics! I initially sent my publisher a multi-paged PDF of mood boards. I realize now that that was probably super annoying, haha. My one big request was that if there's a girl on the cover, she must be Korean! I am SO happy with the final design. It's so fresh and cute and has a lot of good energy. Also love the hot pink title—I am a sucker for pink, always. The designer was Elizabeth Clark and she was so patient and lovely with me while working on this and I love love LOVE what she came up with."
And now, for the reveal!
Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper and piles of books. She studied communication at UC San Diego and later receiveda master’s in publishing, writing, and literature at Emerson College. Before publishing her first book, Since You Asked . . ., she worked in both textbook and art book publishing. She has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats—one weird, one normal.
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