If you did a double take at this blog title, I hope the picture makes my intention clear …
At a literary event in Brighton last night, myself and some author friends were discussing covers and I realised that I hadn’t shouted-out about the jacket of my forthcoming novel, Redemption Song, which is to be published on 28th January 2016. So here it is. Do you like it?
Tulips are associated with spring, rebirth after the darkness of winter, new beginnings (and Holland, but we’ll gloss over that) and are a fitting cover image for Redemption Song. You can read the blurb below to see if you agree.
It was quite a journey getting here (there were three designs before this final one) and I’m so thankful to my publisher and the designer for their forbearance. Covers are so important and it’s vital that authors – I’m talking about myself here, of course – appreciate that they are not always (never?) the people best placed to judge whether or not a cover is right. Publishers know the market and they know what sells. Thank you Accent Press.
If you lost everything in one night, what would you do?
Saffron is studying for a promising career in medicine until a horrific accident changes her life for ever. Needing to escape London, she moves to the Welsh coast to live with her mother. Saffron hates the small town existence and feels trapped until she meets Joe, another outsider. Despite initial misgivings, they grow closer to each other as they realise they have a lot in common. Like Saffron, Joe has a complicated past…one that’s creeping up on his present. Can Joe escape his demons for long enough to live a normal life – and can Saffron reveal the truth about what really happened on that fateful night? Love is the one thing they need most, but will they – can they – risk it?
Redemption Song is a captivating, insightful look at what happens when everything goes wrong – and the process of putting the pieces back together again.