Liza Weimer and the team at Spencer Hill have released the cover for Hello? but they're also doing things a little differently.
It's the Hello campaign...
Let’s bring this world a little closer together! Please join us in saying HELLO! and spread good cheer across the globe.
See Liza’s short video for details:
From April 14th to June 1st, 2015 we would like people to post a picture (it can be an individual, group, something meaningful) with a sign that says Hello From ___________(the city name.)
Use #HelloFrom and the name of your city with a separate #. Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Tumblr.
For each person you tag, it will be an extra entry. We want to encourage others to say hello and post their own pictures, tagging others to participate too!
20 lucky people will randomly be selected from all over the world to win prize packages that include items inspired by Hello?. Many were purchased from artists/stores from Door Country, WI, the setting for the novel.
Pottery from Renee Schwaller Off the Wheel Pottery
Lavender products from Lavender & Lemon
Body products from Door County’s Heaven Scent Gardens
Pottery by John T. Dietrich Ellison Bay Pottery
Chalkboard quilt from Barn Door Quilts
Blank greeting cards with scenes from Washington Island, Wisconsin. Photos by Steve Waldron
And much more!
Tricia: A girl struggling to find her way after her beloved grandma’s death.
Emerson: A guy who lives his life to fulfill promises, real and hypothetical.
Angie: A girl with secrets she can only express through poetry.
Brenda: An actress and screenplay writer afraid to confront her past.
Brian: A potter who sets aside his life for Tricia, to the detriment of both.
Linked and transformed by one phone call, Hello? weaves together these five Wisconsin teens’ stories into a compelling narrative of friendship and family, loss and love, heartbreak and healing, serendipity, and ultimately hope.
To learn more about Hello? Add to Goodreads
Liza married the guy who literary swept her off her feet at a Spyro Gyra concert. Their love story can be found on Liza's “About” page. Besides being a die-hard Packer fan, Liza is also a readaholic, a romantic, and a lover of crazy socks and rooftops. Hello? is her debut YA novel. She also has had two adult non-fiction books published, as well as stories and articles in various publications. She's a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in Education and the mother of two sons.
Hello? cover design: Jenny Zemanek and Jim Wiemer
credit: Steve Waldron
"Brave, beautiful, and wholly original, this story about tantalizing connections and heartbreaking relationships will haunt you, fill you with hope, and leave you smiling."
—Martina Boone, author of Compulsion and the Heirs of Watson Island series
“Liza Wiemer’s Hello? is a poignant tale of friendship, love, loss, and resilience. Told from multiple points of view, the richly drawn characters offer a powerful example of how connected we all truly are. This book will compel readers to consider the existence of destiny. Hello? grabbed me from the first page and pulled me right through to the gorgeous ending.”
—Kristina McBride, author of One Moment and The Tension of Opposites