This is the cover for my debut novel, BEATRYSEL. Look - there's my name on it and everything.
Isn’t it awesome? I know, right?!
Here’s another graphic, ideal for FaceBook banners and bookmarks. Feel free to take it. Post it on your profile, Twitter link it, give it to your loved ones. You’ve been thinking of getting a tattoo haven’t you?
At the very least, rejoice with me. If you’re an established writer, cast your feelings back to the time you saw your first cover. If you’re an unpublished author, let yourself imagine what it will feel like. It’s nothing like that, by the way, but it is still pretty cool. If you’re just a friend or voyeur, debt-collector or NSA snoop, you can still admire the art-work and swear on a stack of Bibles that you’re going to buy the book and read it because you know – KNOW, it’s an awesome book.
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Along the way there have been certain definite waypoints: the inspiration, a particularly satisfying chapter that I had to share at the time with everyone. The first query. The first rejection. The first acceptance, meeting, and edits. And now, first seeing the completed cover. What an emotional ride. Prolonged, difficult, and strange.
In the coming weeks I’ll tell you more about my book, tease you into not only wanting to read it, but make it a spiritual imperative that you do.
But for now, join me in the delight of seeing my first book cover.
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