Isn’t that just always the way? You finally get some down time, and then that cold you’ve been fighting decides to jump on your back and give it all its got. So, even though I just got my edits from my talented and hard-working copy editor this morning, I can’t dive right in. The cold doesn’t help and the down time is fast disappearing. There are kids at home on winter break, relatives to visit, freelance work, holiday gifts to be wrapped (we observe Christmas, although in a secular way. My 6-year-old has been asking about the meaning behind it all, so I gave her a rundown of pagan winter solstice coupled with the birth of Jesus Christ. She absolutely loves Jesus now and weeps when she thinks of him dying on the cross.)
Anyway, I did get some beautiful cover designs from Fena, my cover artist, and this is the one I decided on after getting opinions from a few close friends who are familiar with the story:
The book centers on a magickal urban witch (yes, I opted for the “k” in magick to distinguish it from magician magic, at least in my mind) and fairies, and Fena really captured that without being cheesy. No, it’s not a young-adult novel or written for children, although I think there is definite crossover appeal with the former.
I also created a Facebook Author Page, so be sure to “like” it, and please spread the word! I’ll put writerly updates and thoughts there. I also need to set aside a day to revamp my website. I actually want to start using WordPress to build it and need to find a day to give myself a crash course in doing that.
That’s all for now. Happy holidays!