Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Cover Reveal - The Before Now and After Then - Peter Monn

When I was contacted by Pen Name Publishing asking me if I would like to take part in the cover reveal for a brand new debut author in the YA genre I jumped at the chance. 

The cover keeps with current trends of simplistic design and features a symbolic element from the story, in this case, a blank B-side of a mix tape on a bright green background reminiscent of a crucial characters school bag.
Peter Monn is signed to Pen Name Publishing, a boutique publisher founded in 2014.  Pen Name Publishing was established to bring bold tales to a bold audience, basing their operations in the Midwest.  Pen Name Publishing has currently announced the release of eight titles in 2014 and is actively seeking manuscripts for late 2014 and 2015 publication.

The Before Now and After Then    Releasing 7-29-2014
The Before Now and After Then is a heartbreaking and soul healing journey following Danny as he struggles to find his identity and his reason for living after the death of his twin brother.  He carries the guilt of his brothers death, after all, if they hadn’t hatched Danny’s coming out to his parents scheme, Sam never would have gotten into his jeep and left the house.  This genre changing novel is more than the story of a young boy struggling with his sexuality; it is an in-depth and creative look at developing an identity, the impact of a family as it unravels, and the a very honest discussion on the realities of bullying on both the victim and the creator.  Is it possible for a victim to break his antagonist?  What happens when one finally finds out that the answer to all of their problems and struggles has been inside of them from the start?

Peter Monn is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana where he lives with his dashing husband Alex and their brood of dogs named after their favorite literary muses. He is known for being one half of the infamous celebrity interview team, Boys of Raannt, as well as being a Huffington Post Gay Voices guest blogger.  Peter can be found on Twitter - @petermonn, and on his website http://petermonn.com.

This is out to buy on 29th July 2014, make sure you pre order!!! 


  1. This reminds me of my childhood, very nice!

  2. Thank you so much for posting the cover reveal of my book! Hope you enjoy it when it comes out!