Thursday, 5 April 2012
Happy, happy, happy :)
I spent yesterday viewing the book covers the designer has come up with for my short fiction collection Mother America, out in May from New Island. Lots of excellent designs, very much in keeping with the stories in the book. I was giddy looking at them and, as usual, I conducted a straw poll amongst my nearest and dearest to get their opinions. The majority liked the one I like.
So how do you choose between covers featuring tattooed ladies, moons and dangling red-shoed feet? You don't because your lovely publisher comes up with a final curve-ball cover that blows them all away! It has layers, it's a tad creepy, and I think it is the kind of cover that will appeal to both sexes. In terms of layout, it also echoes my novel You's cover, so that's good.
It has yet to be 100% confirmed but I will share it with y'all as soon as I am allowed. Excitement! I love this part of the process.