On Friday I had one of those cherised “author moments” – as you can probably guess from my subject title, I got my copies of my next release – Take The Trophy And Run, from the new Bloomfield Series.
It’s always exciting to get that box, and hold the first copy in your hand, and just look at it. All that time and work is done, and now I am holding the fruit of my labor in my hands. I love the cover – two tulips “kissing” in the shape of a heart – to signify both the garden club setting and name of the series, and the romantic aspect created by the heart.
Then on the back, is a picture of the little “hero” of my book, Gnorman the Gnome, being all sneaky with his sunglasses, holding the tropy, before he is about to run with it.
I remember cruising eBay for ideas on costumes for Gnorman. I also used an online rhyming dictionary for help with the notes. And of course, to get a few setting details right, I had to go to check out WalMart.
Ah, the sacrifices we must make, but it’s worth it.