I want to share with you this BookPageXTRA ad for Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery.
I am looking forward to sharing at an expressive writing class tomorrow afternoon for cancer survivors called Lifeline. Susan, the lovely woman who teaches this class, extended this invitation a couple of months ago. It seemed like it was so far off when she invited me, but lo and behold, time flies once again! This will be great fun to not only be with survivors (I call these folks “My People”,) but also to be able to share the process of writing and creating Grace.
I had asked Bryan at Greenleaf a few months ago if I could keep the first page proofs. For some reason, they had to keep them for awhile, but last week, I received them. I will love adding these to my collection of Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery building blocks. I plan to bring my spiral notebooks with all of the scribbles that my mom deciphered and typed into book form. I plan on bringing the very first proof copy of my first edition of Grace. And then, I have to bring an ARC…. oh, and also I should bring the eight different cover designs Greenleaf designed for me to choose from.
I think I better get out a big box and start piling these things in it!
Grace has Arrived!
My friends, I am one excited person. We finalized the cover design for Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery today… I am in love with my book cover! My mom and I were joking, as I spurted my excitement about this, that I am going to have to change my “relationship status” on my Facebook Page from “single.” We even took it a step further, imagining changing from “single” to “in a relationship” to “engaged” as my love for my cover grows! It won’t be long before I reveal the book cover mystery:) for all to see.
I am very, very happy that endorsements are coming in each day from places where cancer patients can receive support. Some of these organizations have even been so kind that they forward my information to other people, and foundations that they think will be interested in my story! Now how nice is that?!
So, even though my trip to the doctor’s yesterday revealed that I have a sinus infection and a touch of pneumonia, I have a big smile on my face, and a huge dose of gratitude growing in my heart. I am grateful for the blessings of today!
Today is the day that the cover design comps for Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey through Cancer and Recovery arrived from Sheila at Greenleaf! Yes, yes, yes, I am excited! She has given me a variety to consider, and I am happy I have a little time to consider each one. Has it been difficult for you authors out there to choose, when it comes time to decide on your cover? What things do you consider when choosing? Is universal appeal a good thing, or would you narrow your images more specifically to your subject matter? I guess that my “subject matter” covers quite the broad spectrum, so perhaps “universal” is good?
I had tricky ideas yesterday for April Fools Day, but I decided that it was best if I went easy on you. Another deciding factor, sometimes the April Fooler turns into the April Foolee… just was not up for playing the part of being the April Foolee!
Tell me, tell me, what makes you like a book cover? Decisions, decisions. Fun decisions!