Here it is - the cover to the first novel in my cycle of three novels set on Hayling Island.
Its been quite a journey, taking photos to send to the designer, Sarah Andrews, at Meadowside, looking at different ideas, but ultimately Sarah has come up with a wonderful image which truly represents my novel.
Perhaps the most important element for me that I hoped for in this cover was the colour blue. This is the colour I think of when I think of Hayling. It is the colour of the sky reflected in the sea and also in the pools left behind on the mudflats when the tide goes out.
Then my editor, Lucy Cuthew sent me the A.I. ( er, the what?) It means Additional Information.
This what Lucy wrote about HIDDEN.
The AI also contained a bit about me. My daughter took the photo. I'm standing in front of a poster of Jean Genet!
So now I have a cover, a press release and a fully edited manuscript. What a wonderful way to end 2010.
Roll on 2011 and then I'll be in publication year.
Watch this space!