Rex Cover Reveal

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If you’re looking for a cover reveal, you’ve come to the right place. Today I’m proud to share with you the cover for Common Deer Press’s upcoming middle grade release: Rex. Before we jump into the cover, here’s a snippet about the book:

When eleven-year-old TJ finds a weird looking egg in the Florida Everglades after a tropical storm rips through, naturally he takes it home for identification. It could be the egg of a mutant duck or something, which would be awesome. Problem is, the egg doesn’t look like it came from a mallard, even a mutated one—it’s too big and heavy and…strange. So he hides it away in his closet and continues on with his life as usual, doing his best to ignore the creepy men constantly banging at his front door and the significant rise in military helicopter sightings in his typically quiet neighbourhood.

Then one day he comes home from school and it’s as though a hand grenade has gone off inside his bedroom. Suddenly, TJ knows he’s dealing with something a little more interesting—and a little more deadly—than a duck.

Rex by Cody B. Stewart, Mark Rogers, and Adam Rocke, will be eating bookstore patrons as of October 5th, 2016, courtesy of Common Deer Press.

Ready to hear some more? Let’s meet the authors.

Cody B. Stewart


Cody B. Stewart was born in the Adirondacks, in Upstate New York. His love of stories began in those mountains as he vanquished trolls, fought in the American Revolution and discovered his latent mutant powers. Stories have continued to consume his life, but he now plucks them out of his head and puts them down on paper in the form of novels and comic books. He left the Adirondacks to grow into a man, did so, and has since returned with a wonderfully supportive wife and two sons.

Adam Rocke


Adam Rocke Slutsky never met an adventure he didn’t love. From swimming with great white sharks without a cage, to jumping out of a plane without a parachute, Adam’s adrenaline junkie tendencies play a major role in his writing. Throw in a secondary degree in CryptoZoology and it’s anyone’s guess where Adam’s literary travels will take him.

Mark Rogers


Mark’s career as a travel journalist has brought him to 56 countries and counting. These trips have fed his imagination while at the same time provided authentic experiences and sensory detail that find their way into his novels and screenplays. Mark’s won multiple awards for his travel writing, including an award for his Hurricane Ivan coverage in Jamaica. His work regularly appears in USA Today and other media outlets. Mark lives in Baja California with his Sinaloa-born wife, Sophy, where they recently built a rock house overlooking the sea.

If you want to learn more about Common Deer Press and find out about future projects, check out their social media pages:



Twitter: @AHerdOfDeer

All right, all right. Are you ready to get on to the reason why we’re all here today? Let’s do it. Without further ado, I give you…… the cover.


Congratulations to Cody, Adam, and Mark as well as all the good people over at Common Deer Press on this beautiful cover! I hope you enjoyed getting a sneak peek of Rex. Are you going to check out the full story when it drops on October 5th 2016? Let me know if you do!

Did you enjoy this post? To see another awesome cover, check out my cover reveal for Dear Diary, E.P. Thompson Here.

To learn more about Common Deer Press and their exciting journey, check out my conversation with Common Deer’s founder, Ellie Sipila.

Have a great day everyone!


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