April 20, 2018

Cover Reveal: Stanley and Hazel by Jo Schaffer with Giveaway



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Stanley and Hazel by Jo Schaffer

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A great depression has gripped the city of St. Louis in 1934. Stanley, an orphaned newsy, lives in a poor part of town hit especially hard by the economic downturn. One night, Stanley runs into Hazel, a restless debutante in waiting who has begun to question her posh lifestyle in the midst of the suffering she sees. She’s out and about without an escort and against her father’s wishes.

When they discover the body of a girl with her head bashed in by a baseball bat, the very different and separate realities of the two teens inform their decision. Together they will figure out what happened to her and bring those responsible to justice.

But getting involved with each other and digging into the secrets behind this murder earns them some powerful enemies, including a secret group seeking to rid society of all they deem “undesirable.” They’ve put into motion “The Winnowing,” a plan seeking to take over the city and enforce their will.

As Stanley and Hazel’s forbidden feelings for one another grow, their investigation turns deadly. Now, it is up to Stanley and his gang of street kids to stop Hazel from becoming the next victim.

Stanley and Hazel by Jo Schaffer
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Publisher: Month9Books

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Jo Schaffer was born and raised in the California Bay Area in a huge, creative family. She is a YA novelist, speaker, writer at, works in film production and is a Taekwondo black belt.

She’s a founding member of Writers Cubed and co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, one of the largest conferences in the nation for youth ages 13-19. She and a crew of local and international bestselling authors present writing workshops to hundreds of attendees at the Utah-based conference as well as hundreds of others worldwide who view the conference online.

Jo loves being involved in anything that promotes literacy and family. She is passionate about community, travel, books, music, healthy eating, classic films and martial arts. Her brain is always spinning new ideas for books and sometimes she even gets around to blogging.

Jo is a mom of 3 strapping sons living in the beautiful mountains of Utah with a neurotic cat named Hero.


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  1. Judy Thomas

    I love the cover, it’s very clever!

  2. Tammy V

    The cover is unique. I’ve never read a book set in The Depression. Looking forward to this one.

  3. Cathy French

    The cover is perfect for the time frame outlined in this read.

  4. shannon fowler

    This sounds intriguing. I love the sound of the plot!

  5. Mel

    I am not a fan of faces on covers, but I love how this is arranged. I love the moon and the newspaper section. I love her lipstick as well. The colours go really well with how I think of that era too.

  6. glenn stenquist

    Sounds kike a great mystery and set in the depression adds to the intrigue.

  7. Orna Soref

    like it

  8. Ann

    I think that the cover is great! It suits the story so well, and is evocative of that time in history. I especially like the layering effects and tones used on the cover.

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