Sorry it took me so long to respond. The cover art was something that almost took me 3 months to settle on. Not that I settled -- I'm thrilled with what I got. But the process of trying to explain to an artist what you want and having them respond using their own imagination proved to be quite difficult. In the end I browsed through the artist's own collection of art for inspiration - so that I could say here that something like this! But even then, what she came up with wasn't quite what I wanted, and I slowly came to realize that what I was really in love with was the picture that I chose. Luckily for me Ros was willing to part with it so I could use it as my cover. The art for Three Cigarettes was actually done by a filmmaker friend of mine - and he whipped that up in one evening taking a picture of his wife's hand!
A Lord of the Flies parody featuring a bunch of spoiled rotten girls from some prep school (think Paris Hilton types or Kardashians). Hilarity ensues. Absolutely no redemption. It's just purely a diatribe about how useless they are.
Story of my life!
Ah, where did you come from? I just saw that someone named Beth had just replied to a tweet promoting this ask session!
Hello, darling! Come to celebrate?
I'm sorry, ma'am--did you have a question!
Yikes! Sorry I missed your question! I'm a couple of greyhounds in the bag! Very excited - we have ordered the books and are sending out surveys right now!
I think that any hype that this book can get, any good press that it can get is the equivalent of a stellar resume for when I'm trying to court an agent or publisher. After all, I'm still writing.
Chuck, of course! But from a safe distance.
Good question. In a couple of weeks, likely mid to end April, we will be sending a follow-up email to all backers letting them know that the book is up on Amazon, and asking them to place reviews on Amazon and Goodreads etc.