We are delighted to share the official jacket art for Shae Ernshaw‘s upcoming “The Nightmare Before Christmas” sequel novel. Centering on Sally, “Long Live the Pumpkin Queen” is a YA story. We’ll see the ragdoll turned Queen of Halloweentown on her own adventures.
“I never imagined I’d be given an opportunity to tell Sally’s story—to tumble through the Hinterland into Tim Burton’s iconic world—and writing this book felt like uncovering a lost tome, as if Sally were leading me through her story, page by page, like unraveling a knotted spool of thread. This cover is a peek into the adventure that awaits you within LONG LIVE THE PUMPKIN QUEEN—the dangers and villains and new worlds to discover. And I can’t wait for you all to read Sally’s untold tale. At long last, she is the heroine of her own story,” Ernshaw says.
Sally Skellington is the official, newly-minted Pumpkin Queen after a whirlwind courtship with her true love, Jack, who Sally adores with every inch of her fabric seams — if only she could say the same for her new role as Queen of Halloween Town. Cast into the spotlight and tasked with all sorts of queenly duties, Sally can’t help but wonder if all she’s done is trade her captivity under Dr. FInkelstein for a different — albeit gilded — cage. But when Sally and Zero accidentally uncover a long-hidden doorway to an ancient realm called Dream Town in the forest Hinterlands, she’ll unknowingly set into motion a chain of sinister events that put her future as Pumpkin Queen, and the future of Halloween Town itself, into jeopardy. Can Sally discover what it means to be true to herself and save the town she’s learned to call home, or will her future turn into her worst… well, nightmare?
You can pick up your copy of “Long Live the Pumpkin Queen” on Amazon here, and Barnes & Noble here. It will release on July 5th, 2022.