A Title AND a Cover

I know, I know I promised a title but today I’ve added a bonus just for all of you! As you can see I’m posting the cover too because as it seems to me a title alone would not give any sense of what the book is about unless you’re psychic which is totally possible. Who am I to say you aren’t?

This cover will be tweaked before the book comes out, but this image will go into the Nimbus fall catalogue.

The book is set not long after the Spanish Flu pandemic and is about a young girl, Lark, who takes a job working for a family in a neighbouring community. Her father died during the pandemic and she’s determined to help her mother make ends meet. This book is about her adventures with this family and finding acceptance with all the members of the family.

I started the book back in the nineties (I know, forever ago!) and stubbornly refused to let it go. Not that I worked on it for thirty years straight, but from time to time, I’d go back to it, revising and reworking. So glad I stuck with it. This book was inspired by my neighbour who lived to be one hundred. She was a natural story-teller and loved by many. I wrote a blog post about her years ago that you can check out HERE if you missed it earlier or if you just want to refresh your memory. Of course the post really didn’t do her justice. She was someone you really had to spend time with in order to fully appreciate her fun-loving spirit. She loved nothing more than to spend time with others and share her stories. (She had so many.) These days, I look at her home and remember so many of the good times we spent together. I was so glad to have had her in my life and so glad to dedicate this book to her. I only wish she might have seen the book published. I think she’d be a wee bit pleased even though she probably wouldn’t admit it.

So there you go, a title and a cover. The suspense over and I’m sure you’ll sleep better tonight. 😉

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  1. Susan White

     /  April 26, 2022

    Love the cover and the title Laura.So happy so have seen it come to fruition.I too had a dear elderly friend who influenced my work.How blessed we are to tell stories!

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  2. Barb Haggerty

     /  April 26, 2022

    Can’t wait to get this book

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  3. I love this cover and title. Once again you have captured the times and essence of the story. I can’t wait to read this one.

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    • Thanks Darlene. I’m pleased with the cover. November feels like a long way off. Patience. I’ve been waiting nearly thirty years. What’s a few more months? 🙂

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  4. I had to go read that piece. Very well done. I’m sure Oran would be tickled pink by the book and these posts. The cover looks lovely.

    Coincidently, a story I’m currently writing has a character based on a woman from my father’s community who survived the Spanish Flu. She had OCD and although it was the 1970s, she still took all the precautions as if the Spanish Flu was still outside her door. She had lived in fear all her life. Sadly, I think many today will suffer the same fate, and 30 years from now, they will still live in fear of a virus long gone.

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    • Thanks Diane, and thanks for the tip for doing a 3-D cover!

      Your book sounds intriguing! Time will tell what the outcome for all of us will be. I’m sure there will be people with lasting effects just as there people effected by pretty much anything that happens in life. Of course, we won’t necessarily know what others are going through.

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  5. Congratulations!

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  6. Looks great, Laura! Very exciting!

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    • Thanks Sean. I hope your launch went well and congratulations on the publication of your first novel, Somewhere There is Music! Looking forward to reading it!

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  7. Sue Slade

     /  April 26, 2022

    I look forward to reading and reviewing!!!

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  8. Patricia

     /  April 27, 2022

    Love the cover and wait to read it!

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  9. Love all of it – that cover is so good! And I’m sure the book will be, too. Can’t wait to dive in!

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    • Thanks Jan. This book was such a long time coming, but these things always come with a great sense of accomplishment. Enjoy your baby time. 🙂

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  10. This is exciting, Laura! Congratulations!

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