I‘m really excited to write this post. As I posted about a week ago, I recently learned that The Magic Shop has been honored in the December / January issue of Shelf Unbound magazine. This issue is special because it showcases the best books of nearly a thousand books that were submitted for review. I’m please two announce that The Magic Shop, my Middle-Grade Fantasy novel, was honored as both one of their favorite book covers, and also as a notable book for the Middle-Grade category! This means that The Magic Shop placed somewhere in the top one hundred books. I want to give a shout out to the great Arthur Wang, the artist, and mind behind The Magic Shop’s engaging book cover. I was lucky enough to trip over his work on www.deviantart.com and I am so glad we partnered together for this project, and hopefully future endeavors. I’ve included some screen shots of the Shelf Unbound pages that call out The Magic Shop. Hopefully this exposure will help The Magic Shop find more readers this holiday season, and enable Arthur to continue to share his great talent.     TMS Shelf Unbound Favorite Book Covers     TMS Notable Middle Grade   Here’s the tribute graphic to Arthur Wang – The Magic Shop animated .gif. It shows the cover evolve as Arthur sent me updates every other week or so. You can watch it come to life before your eyes, just like I did. Congrats, Arthur!   Magic Shop Animated Cover Small       If you are interested in reading the magazine for yourself, I’ve imbedded it below. You can also CLICK HERE, where I’ve linked to the page. Let me know what you think below in the comments!  

 

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Justin was born with an active imagination on a U.S. naval base in Spain, but has spent most of his life in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains of Utah. He is bilingual, and has lived all over the world. He has four children; two boys, and two girls, and an enduring wife. He doesn't have any pets that he's aware of, but his children have been known to hide things under his bed.

In his free time Justin loves to read, write, and play games. He enjoys his close friends, and loves to make people laugh. To learn more about Justin, or his work, you can visit him at www.justinswapp.com

Justin is the author of The Magic Shop. He has also been published in several anthologies, including The Crimson Pact (Volumes 1, 2, and 5), The Memory Eater, and Short Sips: Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection 2.
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