Monday, 6 December 2010

HIDDEN goes live with a great cover!


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!

18 comments:

  1. Its looks FAB! Well done Miriam. I read a lot of teenage fiction as research and I look forward to reading yours. Best of luck with everything. Wendy Barton

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  2. Really looks great, Miriam. So looking forward to it! Exciting!

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  3. Wow, I LOVE this cover! How exciting! Best wishes for you and 2011!

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  4. Thanks for all your enthusiasm folks, yes, it is an exciting time!

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  5. OOH!!!! I love it! Love. Love. Love.

    Gorgeous.

    I cannot wait to read it Miriam.

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  6. Excellent cover! I shall be buying this!

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  7. Absolutely brilliant, Miriam! Can't wait to read it now!

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  8. How lovely to wake up this morning to yet more enthusiastic comments!

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  9. I love that front cover, Miriam. It lures you in. I want to know what's on the other side of that gate but I guess I'm going to have to wait for your book to come out.

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  10. No spoilers here Ros! Glad you liked the cover and it makes you want to read the book.

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  11. Lovin' the book cover Miriam. Does it all feel more real now?

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  12. Glad you like it Anita and yes, feels very real now!

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  13. Really love that cover. Looking forward to reading the books even more now.

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  14. I am a new follower! YEAY!!! Hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  15. were reading hidden for the literature quiz and it is great.

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  16. Hello Anonymous! Many thanks for your comment about HIDDEN. So glad that you are enjoying it and I hope to meet you at the quiz in a couple of weeks.

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