I have to say that for all the hats I wear as a writer and publisher my favorite job is collaborating to create a cover.
As a writer you work for years on a story and then you get to take people inside your mind to see what’s been hiding out in the dark there.
By far the biggest question I have to ask myself is would Mabel like the cover? But how would I know that, I mean she’s a character in my head?
The way I know we’ve done her justice is a feeling I get in the pit of my stomach that’s almost euphoric.
Anytime something great happens in my life I get that feeling. It’s like my body’s way of saying to my mind, “Wake up, Jane! Or you’re going to miss this great moment in your life.”