La Bambina Di Neve

Ciao i miei lettori,

I’ve had an exciting few days as a debut author. First, I learned that The Snow Child is a Spring 2012 selection of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program. This is such an honor, and a thrill! I have to confess, I made a clandestine, late-night visit to the Anchorage Barnes & Noble to see where my book would be displayed with other Discover books come February.

But my exciting week continued. That afternoon, my former newspaper editor came to my home with her notebook and camera to interview me for an article about my book for the local Frontiersman’s Peak Magazine! It was such fun, in part because I got to catch up with the woman who taught me to fear grammatical errors and helped me become a better writer. (Regrettably she couldn’t brake me of my homophone troubles.)

Then yesterday, I had an early morning telephone interview with a reporter from The Bookseller, the UK equivalent to Publishers Weekly here in the United States. She had read The Snow Child and had such insightful, thought-provoking questions. I felt as if I could have talked with her for hours. And — Holy Mackerel — I was being interviewed for a British magazine!

Finally, when I thought I had topped out with good news, this bellissimo cover from my Italian publisher arrived in my email. La Bambina Di Neve will be published in Italy at the end of November.

Somebody pinch me — this must be a dream.



P.S. My copy editor is otherwise occupied these next few weeks, so please excuse any grammatical errors, typos, or other embarrassing mishaps. And my poor Italian can be blamed entirely on Google Translate 🙂


  • Congratulations! And look at that book cover, wow!

  • Melissa Behnke says:

    I laughed over your clandestine visit to B&N. I do understand, no hard feelings! Such great news about article in Peak magazine!

  • Sue Mathis says:

    I am looking forward to reading your interview in the Peak magazine. This is all so exciting! The Italian cover is beautiful!! I love it. I am so happy for you, I don’t have words to express. Being a part of all this from the beginning makes it very personal. I remember when you told us at book club that your book had been picked up by a publisher. So many wonderful things have happened since then! You go girl!!!!

  • Yaya says:

    NO, NO, NO, NOBODY pinch Eowyn or any of us. If it’s a dream, we don’t want to wake up.
    What a beautiful cover! Everytime one comes out I think that this is my favorite. Then I look back at the others and realize each is beautiful in a different way. A book as fantastic as The Snow Child deserves such beautiful covers. Congratulations, Eowyn. Papa and I are so proud of you and so happy for you.

  • Eowyn Ivey says:

    Thanks for all your comments! It’s so fun to be able to celebrate this exciting news with all of you.

  • I love all these covers and the Italian title has the greatest sound of all the translations: “Bambina di Neve.” I love it! This also happens to be the cover that is making me think: movie…movie!

  • Sarah davis says:

    the Italian edition has a beautiful cover.