Here's a little more Sebastian to admire while I blab...
Yes, def on a Sebastian kick. The man has it all. And then some. Can we all just whisper, "Yum!"?
So my first HQN, RALPHIE'S WIVES is out any minute now--and what am I doing? Getting the proposal together for a book that won't be out until 2009--and getting with the cover team for my next HQN, BET ON IT, which is scheduled for March 2008 release.
I sent in a bunch of ideas. Though BET ON IT is not connected to RALPHIE'S WIVES, both are totally stand-alone, I'm hoping the brilliant cover team will figure out a way to give BET ON IT a cover treatment as exciting and fresh as the one for RALPHIE:
Hard to top. It's fun and quirky and with good shoes! Lots of readers have told me it brings to mind DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. The whole kind of "let's have coffee and dish and don't mind that body in the living room..." thing.
So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we can approach that tone with the BET ON IT cover.
Having been in this biz as long as I have, well, I know you never know. But a girl can dream, and I do!
It will be a while before I see where the cover team went with this. Keep your fingers crossed for me. A good cover goes a long way toward selling a book...
Addendum: I wrote this post, then saw that Abby Zidle, now with Pocket Books, who was the editor-in-charge of the cover team for Ralphie, dedicated a post on her group blog to the subject of covers and authors and editors and art people. Here's a link in case you want to know more: Dead Guy Blog