Six LDS Writers and A Frog

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

My New Cover

by Stephanie Black

Things are tough on the campaign trail, especially when you're the lazy people's blast-from-the-past candidate. It's almost too much work layering those Izod shirts and keeping the collars pointing up, and then after all that effort, my supporters are too lazy to come to my rallies. And you can bet a bushel of Sariah Wilson's free hot dogs that no one is willing to hold my campaign posters and wave them at passing cars. They just duct-tape the signs to bus benches and go home to watch MacGyver, a show popular among my supporters because it specializes in classic 80's hairdos.

So I don't have much time to blog today, what with the demands of political life. That and I've got an audio abridgment to do for my new book, Fool Me Twice.

Here's the cover of the book. Release date is April.

Don't forget to vote for me! My slogan: Big Hair, Not Big Government.


At 1/09/2008 1:45 PM, Anonymous Jennie Hansen said...

I love your cover. Creepy, but enticing. I'm really looking forward to reading your book.

At 1/09/2008 1:50 PM, Blogger Tristi Pinkston said...

That is an eye-catching, creepy cover. (I hope it's supposed to be creepy :) And you've got my vote. I love leg warmers. And MacGyver.

At 1/09/2008 2:38 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

Ok, I need a link to the book. Your web site has only your other book.

At 1/09/2008 2:41 PM, Blogger Sariah S. Wilson said...

Great cover! It has that creepy, ominous thing going on for it.

At 1/09/2008 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell us more about your book...what is it about, what genre, what time period, how long did it take to write, who are the characters, who published it, who was your editor, and will you please post the entire thing online before the April release?

David G. Woolley

At 1/09/2008 3:13 PM, Blogger Evil HR Lady said...

I would totally go for your slogan. Although, in addition to MacGyver, I think you probably need a little Hart to Hart, Facts of Life, and the A Team.

At 1/09/2008 3:36 PM, Blogger RobisonWells said...

Man, I love that cover. Particularly the font. It actually looks a little like the font on the Twilight books.

At 1/09/2008 4:07 PM, Blogger Stephanie Black said...

Thanks, guys! I'm excited about the cover; I think Covenant's designers are superb.

Stephen, there's no link yet, since the book isn't coming out until April, but I'll post one as soon as it's up. Thanks for your interest!

David, the book is a contemporary suspense novel about a young woman who is trying to break free of her dead-end life and build a relationship with her estranged sister. Her sister offers her a chance to make some big money and she falls for it, only to find herself in the middle of danger, evil, assorted deceptions, and that kind of fun stuff.

Yes, Tristi--the cover is definitely supposed to be creepy! :)

Twilight, eh? Let's hope the similarity in font has a miraculous effect on my sales numbers.

At 1/09/2008 4:36 PM, Blogger ChillyGator said...

That cover (without any other information) sort of made me excited to read the book. Go cover making people.

Also, you won my vote with your awesome slogan (Sorry, Kerry, I still love you though). What a happier place the world would be with big hair.

At 1/09/2008 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cover looks amazingly creepy. I don't understand why Covenant makes you do the abridgments, frankly, I would rather have the whole book on CD and a lot of customers agree ( I work at Seagull)

By the way, I didn't read all of The Believer, but I very much liked what I did get to read. :)

At 1/09/2008 4:52 PM, Blogger Anne Bradshaw said...

Eeek! Those blood red stairs are spine chilling. Looks like a daylight read to me. Not one for bedtime. Oh no.

At 1/09/2008 6:31 PM, Blogger Stephanie Black said...

Thanks, Chillygator!

Anon, I'm so glad you enjoyed what you read of The Believer--want me to tell you how it ends? :) And I fervently wish Covenant did all their audio books unabridged. Maybe someday!

Anne, speaking of a daylight read, I thought it was great that my editor reported editing the creepiest parts of the book on Halloween night.

At 1/09/2008 8:06 PM, Blogger Marsha Ward said...

Awesome cover, Stephanie!

I agree with Chilly. I think I'll go buy some big hair. I also agree with Anne. That's a daytimer, for sure

Marsha Ward
ANWA Writers Conference
March 1, 2008.

BTW, what's with the word ver? It doesn't show up except as a broken box until I submit once. This is not the first time it's happened here.

At 1/09/2008 9:51 PM, Blogger Karlene said...

Oh, I cannot wait until April! Really lookiing forward to your new book.

At 1/09/2008 10:51 PM, Blogger Marcia Mickelson said...

What a cool looking cover. I really like the color.

At 1/10/2008 12:26 AM, Blogger Annette Lyon said...

Ooooh, me likey!


At 1/10/2008 12:47 AM, Blogger Stephanie Humphreys said...

This one is definitely going on my reading list. I don't know if the Whitney website will have an official list for the 2008 eligible books, but I'm starting one on my blog again, and will add this book.

At 1/10/2008 9:37 AM, Blogger Stephanie Black said...

Thank you, everyone!

Marsha, I have no idea what's up with the word verification. It's all a mystery to me!


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