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Friday, July 22, 2011

My Guest Blogger Debut... and a Cover Concept!!

It's been a busy week!

I finished up my final big edit of Base Spirits, just in time for my 'day job' writing described video scripts to kick in. I had a meeting with a local gang of creative women-- the Network Gals-- and sharing what we're up to artistically always gets us all excited about our own projects. I was also honoured to have 'guest blogged' for the first time here: My humble thanks to author Hannah Warren for the kind invitation! Her blog is worth a close look. Have a wander through.

Okay. I was trying to wait until after the final tweaks had been made, but I got this last night and it is FAR too cool not to share!!

I have a book cover!! And WHAT a book cover!

Jeez... I'm shouting. Sorry. I'm just so happy with it!

A million thanks to author Mark Edward Hall. I 'met' Mark on Twitter and admired the cover designs on his website: He generously put me in touch with artist Neil Jackson. Much more of his work can be viewed here: I'll post his contact info when I hear back... just holding off until then. It's only polite to ask, and I want to be sure to direct traffic in the right direction.

There are a few very minor tweaks, but here it is! Ta-da!!! What do you think? Pretty damned snazzy, eh? You may recognize the Durham Cathedral sanctuary door knocker. I have a bit of a fetish for it... and it has never seemed more striking and appropriate!


  1. Wow Ruth. What a looker! History oozing with creepiness.

  2. Wow! I think it is fab. Can you judge a book by it's cover? I hope so!

  3. Thanks for the great comments! Yeah, I'm pretty damned happy!

  4. That looks great! The red on the grey really grabs your attention, and it's hard to guess whether those eyes are looking at you maliciously, or with an intense curiosity...

  5. Thanks Dawn... perhaps it's an intensely malicious curiosity... !

  6. Beautiful cover! Just followed you over from Hannah's blog.

  7. Many thanks for following, Jennifer-- I love the cover, too!