Cover Reveal: The Trouble With Shooting Stars by Meg Cannistra

It’s a bittersweet day on Pop! Goes The Reader as our week of cover reveals has sadly come to an end, but it’s hard to be too sad or disappointed when I still have one absolutely beautiful cover left to share. Today I’m thrilled to partner with my friends at Cake Literary once again in order to share the exclusive cover reveal for The Trouble With Shooting Stars by debut author Meg Cannistra! Coming to a bookstore and library near you Summer 2019 from Simon & Schuster, The Trouble With Shooting Stars is a heartfelt middle grade novel that follows the story of Luna, who begins to embark on adventures in the stars after witnessing her two new next door neighbours flying away on a zeppelin in the moonlight and being invited along, but for whom even shooting stars and jars of stardust alone cannot resolve the pain in her past. The cover of The Trouble With Shooting Stars was designed by Lucy Ruth Cummins with accompanying art by Dana Wulfekotte.


About Meg Cannistra

Meg Cannistra grew up in Sarasota, Florida, where she spent her childhood chasing after older sisters and cousins and learning how to cook. After living in New York City and North New Jersey for a few years, Meg now resides with her two cats, Gloom and Doom, in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has a BA in English literature from Flagler College and an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. When she’s not taking pictures of her cats or wandering around grocery stores, she writes magical, mysterious, and sometimes scary stories. The Trouble With Shooting Stars is her first novel.

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I’m so excited to finally share the cover for The Trouble With Shooting Stars with everyone! When I first saw it, I remember sitting at my desk and being blown away. The sketch of the spazzatrici ship being front and center is absolutely amazing. Luna is an artist and spends a lot of her time drawing, so to see that sketch representing her love for art brings the whole cover together. I’m also in love with the serene color scheme – it speaks to that quiet magic woven through the story. My favorite part of the cover changes daily, but right now it’s the figurehead at the front of the flying ship. It’s of the goddess Luna. How cool is that? It’s truly surreal revealing the cover of my debut novel. I feel incredibly lucky to have this experience. Thank you all so much!



Title The Trouble With Shooting Stars
Author Meg Cannistra
Pages N/A
Intended Target Audience Middle Grade
Publication Date Summer 2019 by Simon & Schuster
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Twelve-year-old Luna loves the nighttime more than anything else. It’s when no one gives her “that look” about the half mask she has to wear while healing from a disfiguring car accident. It’s also the perfect time to sit outside and draw what she sees. Like the boy and girl from the new family next door…zipping out of the window in a zeppelin and up to the stars.

At first she thinks she’s dreaming. But one night the siblings catch her watching. Now Luna spends her nights on adventures with them, as they clean full moons, arrange constellations, and catch jars of stardust. She even gets to make a wish on a shooting star they catch.

But Luna learns that no wish is strong enough to erase the past — as much as she may hope to.

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