Thanks to everyone for playing along with mine and Scott’s joke yesterday. It was very kind of you.
Here’s how it happened:
Ever since I showed Maureen Johnson the US cover art for Liar she has taken to pushing her hair across her month and making her eyes go wide.
So I took a photo. A very bad photo. Then I thought it would be fun to make it look like the Liar cover and post it here claiming that my publisher had decided to change the cover. Sadly, I does not have photoshop on my computer so I gave it to Scott to do.
He ignored my instructions and invented the new Maureen Johnson book Weasel. Naughty Scott!
I laughed my arse off. Then I sent it to Maureen for permission to post. She said, “plz!” Then I posted, hoping you’d all enjoy the joke as much as we did.
My apologies to anyone who thought it was for real. Honestly we did not intend to trick anyone. Was solely for the giggles.
Brooke Taylor supplied some more tee hees:
Oh noes! Another lying Maureen Johnson cover! She must be stopped!
And in late breaking news I have found the perfect way to stop her. Maureen Johnson has just publicly declared that if her next book: the paperback edition of Suite Scarlett (which comes out in cheap cheap paperback on 1 May 2009) hits the bestseller list she will GO TO TRAPEZE SCHOOL.
I encourage every single one of my readers to buy Suite Scarlett on 1 May. Even if you were thinking of buying one of my books. Don’t! Buy hers instead. I want her to suffer. I need her to suffer.
Send Maureen to TRAPEZE SCHOOL!
This has been a Public Service Announcement.