Thursday, September 9, 2010

Covers and Cornish Idyll

I'm waiting to see the cover for my new book A Fatal Flaw - let's say I'm waiting anxiously, as the novel is out in October!

Now you can't tell a book by its cover, we all know that, but you can't sell a book without a cover either. I can't post it here or anywhere else, since I don't have it!
Annoying because I'm anxious to do some publicity on this novel.It's a romantic thriller but with a light touch too, and I really enjoyed writing it. I hope that comes across to the reader.

It's also set in two of my favourite places, Cornwall and Florida. Both are places which have only happy memories for me. When we lived in Cornwall thirty odd years ago (my gosh was it really that long ago) John and I had a lot of good times. We were on the folk scene then and right away we made friends. Once we and the gang at the folk club were invited on a ship, after the pub closed, to entertain the crew. That was a night to remember. When we went on board the gangway was lying flat, when we came off at something like 4.00 a.m. the gangway was like a 4.5 hill!

I remember when the Bosun and his crew came in the folk club, they took up the front row and looked formidible, no smiles or bonhomie, but they must have enjoyed it as they provided us with food and drink and like I said, invited us onto their ship. Actually they took to John, who sang sea shanties, I guess that was the appeal. The Bosun insisted that he, John, had to come along.

Now I have strayed away from my original point - waiting for my cover "but my blog, my choice!" (Gosh I hate that advertisement). However, I think it was the joy we had in Cornwall and the lovely Cornish people, that made the book, although a suspense, a happy book to write.All my memories of that period in my life are golden and I think that shines through my character, Kerensa. Ah, well you will have to wait and see, just as I am waiting...now when will that darn cover arrive?

6 comments:

Paula Martin said...

Love your memories of Cornwall, Margaret. It's one of my favourite places too, love the cliffs and the coves and those small fishing villages.
Hope your cover arrives soon - and that you like it!
Paula

Nicola Cornick said...

It is frustrating when you are on tenterhooks waiting for a book cover, isn't it! I hope you get your hands on it soon and that's it's a great cover into teh bargain.

The books sounds super - Cornwall and Florida, fabulous!

margaret blake said...

Thanks, Nicola and Paula. I have everything crossed that that cover comes soon.

Liz Fichera said...

Look forward to the cover!

Jennifer said...

I am so looking forward to the new book!

Kathleen said...

Can't wait to see the cover.