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Spotlight! This Gray Canvas by Jaiden Phillips

Hey Visionaries! Long time no see, sorry about that, I always mean to do better with the blog over here and then I fall off the wagon because I get sucked into my writing projects.

But today I have dragged myself away to bring you a spotlight of a new Middle-Grade contemporary on the block! This darling story made it to slot number 10 on the new release list for Immediate Chapter books! It's so good and I 100% recommend you all go check it out! (and no, I'm not just saying that because my sister wrote it. wink)

Anyway, here's all the bookish info!

Book Info:

Release Date: June 25th, 2024

Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary

Author: Jaiden Phillips

Cover Art: Jaiden Phillips


Because how did one explain the gray canvas I was trapped in?

Ethan was born into a world of black and white a medical condition known as monochromatic vision, but with one exception—he can see the color green. After moving from the Colorado countryside to New York City, Ethan struggles to adjust to the busy and colorless atmosphere.

When encouraged to join a local art contest by his grandfather and a peppy bookworm named Sophie, Ethan considers it. But when the bullies at school get a hold of his sketchpad, and make fun of his colorless art, Ethan wonders if he has anything worth sharing at all. Because how could anyone understand the gray canvas of his life?

About the Author:

Jaiden Phillips is a teen author residing in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has six older siblings and one set of amazing parents!More often than not, you can find her sketching one of her wild ideas, writing out a scene for a book, or giving her sisters a healthy dose of sarcasm.Her debut novel, The Guild of Thieves, is available on Amazon!

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Free Character Art!

For those who order and submit to this form between June 25th and July 9th you receive a hand-drawn character card of Ethan, the main character of This Gray Canvas. The picture is digitally colored using only colors Ethan can see, so you get to see him the way he sees himself!

Physical cards are available for US residents, international readers will receive a digital card that they can print on their own for themselves.

Tour Schedule:

Monday, June 24th

Sisters Three – Blog Tour Launch Announcement 

Rhys-Marie Whitnell – Spotlight

Emma Crooks – Spotlight and review

Tuesday, June 25th

Issabelle Perry – Character Interview

Kristina Hall – Spotlight

Kylie Beevers – Spotlight and Sneak Peek

Virginia Henderson – Book Spotlight

Wednesday, June 26th

Jaiden Phillips Art – Character Art and Spotlight

Lorelei Angelino – Spotlight

Thursday, June 27th

The Introspective Introvert – Author Interview, Sneak Peek, and Spotlight

Writers’ Vision – Spotlight (you're here!)

Friday, June 28th

Old Fashioned Book Love – Review and Spotlight

Saraina Whitney – Review and Sneak Peek

Sisters Three – End of Tour Post


Alright, who's going to buy the book? And who's submitting for that awesome piece of character art? Have you ever wondered what seeing the world in black&white would be like? Do you like art? Or are you an introvert?

Either way, I think you'll enjoy this wholesome and sweet story!


Kaytlin (Kayti) Phillips


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