Friday, 4 February 2011

COVER ART - THE JUNO CHARM

Found! The cover art that will appear on The Juno Charm, my forthcoming poetry collection (Salmon, Nov. 2011). It's perfect, featuring as it does a peacock (Juno's mascot/symbolic bird) and the moon (there are several moon poems in the book.) The artist is Chicago-based Anni Betts. I'm not going to post a pic of the image yet - I don't want to 'wear it out'. See Anni's quirky, sweet work at her website here.

Meanwhile I have polished up the manuscript with the help of a great writer friend and I have a cover endorsement on the way from a woman writer who I totally admire, so all is moving at a nice trot. I was giggling away to myself yesterday as I tried to compose cover blurb - it's such a funny business talking about yourself and your work in the third person, while trying to keep control of the book jacket speak. All good fun.

15 comments:

Vanessa Gebbie said...

What gorgeous artwork - really look forward to seeing your cover, and adding this one to the shelf!

Kar said...

Congratulations on the book, I can’t wait! and what a great way to kick start the New Year ;-)

I love the art work it's FANTASTIC! SO Vibrant and full of life. Her web site feels positive.

Uiscebot said...

Ah Mr Chapman - I'm reading the Darwin Vampires right now.

Congrats on the collection - can't wait to read it.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thansk Vanessa - I am following your novel pub journey with interest.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Kar - thanks a mill, girly.

Colm - TDV's a great book. I love it.

Titus said...

Congratulations, I'm looking forward to the book.
Very taken with the whale and octopus images: must be having an aquatic day. Maybe the rain...

Anti-Laureate said...

A new direction? Great uplifting colourful work, just what we need to guide us through the greyness of the Celtic Cockroach Years.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Pat - well there's no nudity on the cover so that's new! Still the same old melancholic poetry though, sprinkled with joy :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Titus - ah the rain. It's never bloody ending. Anni's got some great images on there, I'm delighted to have her as cover artist.

Rachel Fenton said...

That's wonderful, Nu - that's some impressive talent on your Juno Charm! Congratulations x

Elizabeth Baines said...

Exciting! Really looking forward to the book!

Words A Day said...

Ah the suspense! I love suspense!

Congratulations on your poetry collection and i love the title, and that its the name of your daughter...

I can't wait to see the cover, and the book of course. Anni's work is stunning. well done, you have accomplished so much its really inspiring for us other mothers, and i mean that!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks Rae - it's months 'til it comes out (Nov.) but all this jazz has to be take care of now.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks you, ELizabeth. I dread this end of the work and then I get a huge kick out of it whne I get into it.
Like your magpies cover, it's nice to be involved in that side of things.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Niamh - thanks so much. I feel weepy when you say that. I barely slept last night with Juno so I am probably going to be weepy, but it means a lot to me to have the support and kinship of other mother-writers. N x