So there are now gender reveals and makeover reveals and home improvement reveals–why not a cover reveal?
Presenting the cover for my forthcoming memoir, “Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me About Grace, Belonging, and the Orphan in Us All.”
I must say, out of my thirteen books, this is my favorite cover. I wanted it to be luscious, LOUSY with color and charm, just like our gal Anne with an “E”.
I wanted the cover to convey that here was a book for dreamy, bookish sorts, who may or may not be scatterbrained, who may or may not lose all track of time and space when dwelling in a book’s pages.
I wanted the cover to say, “Kindred Spirits are welcome here.” I hoped it would call out to the Race That Knows Joseph. You know who you are.
When Tyndale gave me this cover (and a couple of other beauties to vote on), I knew this was it. Bravo to their creative, thoughtful, brilliant team of cover designers. I owe you guys big!
Thanks for coming to my cheesy cover reveal. Unfortunately, I have no actual cheese or wine or even Raspberry Cordial-flavored Kool-Aid with which to ply you. By the way, yes, that IS a Rifle Paper Company pattern on the background. Some of you etsy sorts will know what that is.
And no, that is not me behaving as a “Book Drunkard” there on the cover (LM Montgomery referred to herself once as a “book drunkard,” and I felt my lifelong condition had been finally named). It’s supposed to represent “Everywoman,” not Anne, me, or Phoebe; here’s hoping that’s what this dear lady represents.
I’ll e-hug you on your way out the door of my Cover Reveal Party.
What, you didn’t know that was a thing?
It’s a thing, TOTALLY!
Please let me know how you like it in the comments. Thank you all for stopping by!