Sky Jumpers

I met Peggy Eddleman at the Whitney’s and we talked agents and cover art. Hers is gorgeous – check it out:

Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman

Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman


That cover alone has me excited to read this book. It will be out late September and since I am always on the lookout for intriguing stories for my middle grade readers, I thought I’d share with you too. Here’s what Sky Jumpers  is about:

Twelve-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III. The bombs destroyed almost everything that came before, so the skill that matters most in White Rock—sometimes it feels like the only thing that matters—is the ability to invent so that the world can regain some of what it’s lost.

But Hope is terrible at inventing and  would much rather sneak off to cliff dive into the Bomb’s Breath— the deadly band of air that covers the crater the town lives in— than fail at yet another invention.

When bandits discover that White Rock has invented priceless antibiotics, they invade. The town must choose whether to hand over the medicine and die from disease in the coming months or to die fighting the bandits now. Hope and her friends, Aaren and Brock, might be the only ones who can escape through the Bomb’s Breath and make the dangerous trek over the snow-covered mountain to get help. Inventing won’t help them, but the daring and risk-taking that usually gets Hope into trouble might just save them all.

You can preorder your copy here and learn more about Peggy and her writing by visiting her blog Peggy Eddleman: Will Write for Cookies. Go check it out!


  1. Peggy Eddleman
    May 23, 2013

    So sweet of you to share this, Christene! Thank you! It was so great to meet you!

    • Christene Houston
      May 23, 2013

      I’m so glad to, Peggy! I love meeting you and think your cover is just awesome! Can’t wait to share your book with my little readers!

  2. Heather
    May 23, 2013

    That cover is gorgeous and I simply have to know where it was done! Who did the artwork? OMG — I am so impressed!

    • Christene Houston
      May 28, 2013

      The company publishing did the artwork, I think? Peggy has a blog and she’s on FB, you could definitely ask her. I think her cover is stunning too! I just love some of the covers I’m seeing these days!

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