The Cover

My short story collection is a whole mix of genres: it may even shock you to know that there’s a couple of romance stories in there too. I know!

But most of what I write tends towards the dark and humorous and I felt the cover should reflect this. I didn’t want to have an image that parodied itself by trying to show too many things at once, so I chose my favourite story from the collection, a tale of horror called ‘And The Angels Cried’, and tried to convey the mood of it. Thanks to Doctor Who in general and the Blink episode in particular, angel statuary has become very scary and seemed the obvious choice as the central image.

Yes, I designed the cover myself. Would I like to have hired a designer? You betcha! But that will be for future publications – I do plan on releasing more – when I have a wee bit of success behind me. Fingers crossed!

Meantime, I’d love to know what you think of my cover.

 

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24 Comments

  1. Jackie Aitchison
    Oct 29, 2012

    Love it!!

  2. Jackie Aitchison
    Oct 29, 2012

    Love it!!

  3. Margot Kinberg
    Oct 29, 2012

    Oh, this looks wonderful, Nettie! Can’t wait until it’s available!!!!

  4. Margot Kinberg
    Oct 29, 2012

    Oh, this looks wonderful, Nettie! Can’t wait until it’s available!!!!

  5. Kath
    Oct 29, 2012

    Great image! And it’s simple and really arresting. I love it!

  6. Kath
    Oct 29, 2012

    Great image! And it’s simple and really arresting. I love it!

  7. Emma
    Oct 30, 2012

    I love it! Very atmospheric.

  8. Emma
    Oct 30, 2012

    I love it! Very atmospheric.

  9. Abi Burlingham
    Oct 30, 2012

    It’s lovely, Nettie. Makes me curious to what is beneath the cover! x

  10. Abi Burlingham
    Oct 30, 2012

    It’s lovely, Nettie. Makes me curious to what is beneath the cover! x

  11. Carolyn Hughes
    Nov 3, 2012

    I love short stories and I love your cover 🙂

  12. Carolyn Hughes
    Nov 3, 2012

    I love short stories and I love your cover 🙂

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