It’s strange how my book didn’t seem real until I woke up this morning.
Because thanks to my gorgeous and talented husband, Mr. H, Nola Fran Evie has an outfit…a cover.
I compare the cover not to clothes—something we throw onto our bodies when we are in a hurry or something we are sick of because we wear it incessantly.
No, no. I’m talking about the artistic precision it takes to create an entire outfit to capture an essence.
My story is a living, breathing person to me. In this case with three main characters, there was a unique trio of women to dress, which is no easy task.
An outfit is a look that pulls everything together. It cloaks the physical body of the pages. It hints at every curve of emotion hiding within the words. It expresses the mood and even the very definition of the characters.
A book without a cover is a naked soul. Not an exhibitionist but a demure being who is fragile, in need of that protective shell which accentuates what lies beneath without giving everything away.
So, I can rest easy.
My story is a little less vulnerable today. My story is dressed. My story is now a book.
NOLA FRAN EVIE releases one week from tomorrow…July 22.
35 thoughts on “My Book Gets an Outfit”
It really is an outfit covering all your words. I like the baseball diamond, pinstripes, the filmic font, and the fabric. Classy!
He knows me so well. ; )
The subtle details are incredible. I keep finding more depth each time I stare at it. He’s a talent, that Mr. H.
I love its elegance and simplicity! Unfamiliar with baseball, I hadn’t noticed the baseball details until I read the comments and went back to see them – so clever!
Me too. He did a fabulous job.
I keep forgetting how many worldly blogger friends I have out there. I’m not gonna lie, it makes me feel pretty damn cool. : )
Hopefully the foreign sport of baseball will be an interesting backdrop for you guys in the book.
You will introduce us to a new world. Can’t think of a better guide : )
All the subtleties of this cover make it such an awesome outfit. Your husband did a wonderful job!
He’s a master at the subtle wow. I’ll pass along your sweet compliments. : )
Chalk lines and bases. Clever. I like it. ~Gail
Thanks, Miss Gail! It took me a minute to let it all soak in when I first saw the finished product. Pretty sure my mouth was hanging wide open. : )