After a long and agonising wait from both agents and publishers, and the echoing silence as I shout, ‘would you please publish my terrific book’, I’ve decided to publish it myself. Would you like to help choose the cover?
It’s a novel, called Dog Park Days. It’s a book about belonging, and how we make our place in what can be a hard world. I’d love some help to choose between two compelling covers designed by Working Type (Luke Harris), who also did the cover for Akilina, my first novel. Here they are – I’ll call them 1, and 2:
Here’s the back cover blurb (very first draft) so you can see what it’s about:
None of them knows how it feels to belong.
Victoria is new to Australia, and at 52, has forgotten how to make friends. Except with dogs. She’s great with dogs.
Thomas, 23, lives in his car and is trying to avoid a life of crime. But local dog thieves have other ideas for him.
Lucy, also 23, knows she should dump her boyfriend. Her flatmates know it. Even her rescue puppy agrees.
When their lives intersect at a local dog park, these three strangers might finally find a place to belong.
But first they must defeat the dog thieves, and to do that, they must bring an entire community together.
A heart-warming novel about Australia, destiny and dogs
(and a little bit of crime).
Which is your favourite?
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I’d love to hear your opinion!