Don’t disappoint the cover!

10 Jul

There are authors who dream of their debut novel’s future cover the way some brides dream of their wedding gowns.

I am not one of those authors.

Did I have something in mind as I wrote the book? Yes, but it was a cartoon. I’m not a designer in any way, shape or form, and I knew the professionals at Pocket Books would come up with something far better than my cave painting. Designers are, after all, magicians of sorts.

The designer who did my cover is a veritable Dumbledore. Beyond a magician—a wizard.

I adore my cover. ADORE. It blew me away. When I opened the pdf, I actually gasped (just ask my cube mates). I had nothing in mind, really, except I thought maybe there’d be a man, possibly half-dressed, somewhere in the vicinity. Instead I got this stunning, painterly image, elegant, sophisticated, graceful and powerful. It was astounding. As one of the Firebirds (co-finalists in the Golden Hearts last year) put it, the cover gods smiled upon me.

Now, as I’m writing the follow-up book to Thrown, I feel extra pressure to make it live up to this woman and her steed. I want to be worthy of the gorgeousness. I don’t want to disappoint the cover! Can you blame me?

This December, look for this cover wherever you like to buy e-books. (And buy one. Please!)






  1. Joanne Cook Says:

    AWESOME, cant wait!

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks, Joanne! I hope you like it.

  3. Christine Says:

    Can’t wait to read about the half-dressed guy. And the rest, of course.

  4. admin Says:

    Gee, now I’m trying to remember if there’s a half-dressed guy in the book. I don’t think there is–but a lot of the time the horses are completely naked. I hope you’ll still read it!

  5. Susan Schreyer Says:

    Wonderful cover! When will your book be out?

  6. admin Says:

    It’ll be out in December as an ebook. Don’t know the date yet. Glad you like the cover–I thought you might!

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