Tuesday, 27 March 2012

My new book cover

The Cover

As promised in my last post, here's a preview of the cover of my soon to be published book Strictly Murder.

Isn't it pretty? I absolutely love it. It was made for me by the lovely, and very talented, Katie W. Stewart, and you can see more of her super artwork here: http://www.katiewstewart.com/
As well as being an excellent artist, Katie is also a writer of fantasy for children and one of the authors featured on my website: http://kindle-for-kids.com

I hope that British readers will make the connection between picture and title instantly. For those who live elsewhere, let me explain that there is a programme on our TV's called Strictly Come Dancing - there's a similar show in Australia and in the USA. The latter is called 'Dance With The Stars' believe.

The Story

Here's a brief synopsis/blurb for Strictly Murder:
When Verity Long, PA and researcher to the famous author of detective stories, Kathleen Davenport, goes house hunting, she's shocked to discover a body in the otherwise empty property. Shocked but also intrigued — for the body is that of 3rd-rate local celebrity Jaynee Johnson, who shouldn't be lying dead in a tatty rental house.
Against the warnings of her employer and the Detective Inspector assigned to the case, Verity decides to investigate on her own, but soon finds that being involved in a real crime is nowhere near as easy as writing a fictional one - and the outcome far deadlier than a badly typed sentence.

I'd love to know what you think of my cover - please feel free to leave your comments below.