Above is the front cover of Boy & Girl. I decided to break with the full-page photo style of my earlier covers and use a much lighter, airier design. The back cover is also quite simply done, with a short quote from Fiona from the book. That text can be seen on the page about Boy & Girl.
I am working on the final edit of the content at the moment and hope to publish the book in September 2012.
I have been building up a collection of interesting book covers on Pinterest. Doing so has given me lots of ideas for the cover to Boy & Girl, although I’m not sure where I will be able to get the necessary props as the book is set in 1960.
As I begin to write my new novel, a first foray into a dystopian world, I came across a long historical essay entitled: A World Gone Wrong. Here’s a brief snippet from that essay. Remember the text I discovered is part of a top secret study that is still under government embargo, so please do not reveal its content to anyone else. Thanks.
Ten years ago, there was a bout of an incurable illnesses that attacked people’s lungs, quickly strangling the life out of them. Within a month it had killed off nearly half the world’s population, most of whom lived in dense urban conglomerations. Governments were at a loss what to do. The size of the epidemic went way beyond the capacity of modern medical, police and military systems, to handle the crisis, let alone contain the epidemic…
I’m delighted to say I’ve started writing a new novel. I know! I’ve got tons of editing to do. Preparing Boy & Girl, for example. Don’t worry, that’s going forward well. But I have to write!
The new book begins with the words: “Oie! Rich girl! Gimme that bread!“