A couple weeks ago, I started talking to an artist about a new cover for Breakers. A couple days ago, she finalized my new cover:

The artist was Stephanie Mooney. Recommend! This was my first time working with her, and I found her fast, amenable to changes, and very reasonably priced. I’m kind of in love with it. This is really, really close to the original concept I had for it more than a year ago when I was still writing the early chapters.
It needs to be said that I really liked my old cover. I thought it was kind of brilliant. (I especially loved how the title and “a novel” were broken up). I’m upset that I felt compelled to change it. But I did feel compelled–at the end of the day, it’s probably going to sell best when it’s clearly labeled as genre fiction, and I just didn’t think the previous cover was conveying that to prospective readers. I feel like this one does.
That should help me in the long run. Still, that part of me is upset I had to shelve great work. Business is tough! Why do I have to be in business? Why can’t a living just appear on my doorshelf, wrapped in a bow? My dogs would bark when it showed up, but I think they’d quiet down as soon as those ruby-studded collars showed up.
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