Ah, books and their covers. Everyone knows you’re not supposed to judge books by their covers. What’s inside is more important, especially for readers and writers, both of whom spend more time inside books than elsewhere.
That’s true here in Carpenter Country too. We like books of all types—a predilection we discuss in this week’s book bubble. You can read the bubble here.
On the other hand—or page, so to speak—a good book cover reflects a writer’s voice and also serves as eye candy for book store browsers. We like covers so much that we once asked fellow authors to tell us their “cover stories.” Read the post here.
And for our own latest cover story, the cover for our soon-to-be-released middle grade mystery, The Ghost in The Gardens, was splashed all over the internet this week thanks to the generosity of fellow bloggers and author friends. A big shout out to those generous folk—
And, of course, Mirror World Publishing,
whose very own Justine Dowsett was the creative behind the cover.
And without further ado, here she is.
Our word of the week is eucatastrophe, a writing device that turns a pending catastrophe for a hero into a happy ending. The success of a eucatastrophe lies in the potential for the reverse to happen—-that is, the hero could as easily have met with real catastrophe.
What’s been revealed to you this week?