Wednesday, February 24, 2010
celebrating covers...and friends
I think the next best thing to seeing your own book cover for the first time is seeing that of a friend. In this case, three friends! I've been waiting and wondering when they'd be posted and today was the day. So I thought I'd share them with you. One of the best parts of the writing journey is making writing friends. And showcasing Revell's amazing art team.
I met Sarah at ACFW in Denver last year and we attended a workshop together. She's a pharmacist and author - interesting combo! When I met her I told her she looks just like Sissy Spacek (an actress). She said she's heard that before:) Her passion is WWII. She knows a great deal about bombers and soldiers and rations and things I don't. And she's getting great reviews. Her first novel, A Distant Melody, debuts March 1. She lives in California and is a busy wife and mom.
Lorna called me yesterday to chat and start making plans for a retreat we'll both be attending in October. I snagged her as a roomie right away as she's so much fun. I met her in Denver, too. I've heard through the grapevine that she writes very witty, highly entertaining books. She's a former English teacher and lives in Iowa which is the setting for her lake series. Making Waves debuts September 1st and I can't wait!
Last but not least is Julie Lessman. Her cover girl reminds me of Julie herself. Sassy and chic, but sweet! Plus she has a huge gift for making friends. She reached out to me, a newbie, and has been such an encouragement. Publishing can be a bewildering, lonesome place at times and Julie has been there for me. This will be her fourth novel for Revell and it's releasing this fall. I call her the Queen of Romance and her other covers (and the pages in between) are just as captivating:)
At the risk of gushing, I'll let these authors and their covers speak for themselves!