I am beyond pleased to bring you a cover reveal this fine
day middle of the night. Why, you may ask, is dSavannah so excited? And why has she begun speaking of herself in the third person?
Well, I’ll tell ya.
If you’ve read my blog over the past few months, you’ll know that one of my writer friends is Chad A. Clark. He was my partner in
crime writing for April’s #AtoZChallenge. He answered The Questions on May 4.
And today it is my honor, nay my privilege, nay my joy, nay my supreme raison d’être (I may be getting carried away here…) Anywho, I’m pleased as punch to be part in the cover reveal for his debut book, which will be released for Kindle and paperback on July 18.
First, the book description:
Borrowed Time is a collection of six tales bridging the chilling world of horror and the mind-bending realms of science-fiction. Join a young man searching for answers in the wake of a friend’s suicide, who uncovers an evil that proves some questions are best left unasked. Journey with a young artist along haunted back-country highways, hoping to make it home while re-discovering herself in the process. Travel to the distant future where one man breaks free from the safe isolation of his existence and risks everything so that he might learn what lies beyond the confines of his reality.
Second, a bit about Chad:
Storytelling has always been one of Chad A. Clark’s passions. A Midwestern raised author, he specializes in horror and science fiction. Learn more about him at his website, cclarkfiction.net. You can also enjoy a new original work of fiction every week on his website, bakedscribe.net. Borrowed Time is his debut book.
Third, why I’m especially excited:
I designed the cover. That’s right, lil ole me, your friendly bloggess and snarky girl, designed the book cover.*
Not only that, but them photos? I took ‘em.
You wanna know the weird thing about this? No? Well, then stop reading. ;) So, one day a few months back, Chad had sent me the title story for me to see about editing it (which didn’t work out, due to my schedule). I had sorta skimmed through the story, but I didn’t really read it, read it, if you know what I mean. I couldn’t even really tell you anything about it. But I had a dream about it. I dreamed this scene….. a tiny cabin, in the middle of a desolate landscape.
When I woke up, I looked through my photos and found that very image. I’d taken it in 2006, in Arkansas, in one of the rambles that hubs and I do. I sent it to Chad and said something along the lines of “this made me think of your book”.
And turns out, it was pretty much exactly what he had imagined for his book cover.
So despite the spookiness of my psychic-ness, he hired me to design the cover. And so I did. I hope you like it. And go buy the book when it launches.
And finally, the cover itself:
*I’ve done graphic design for years, and I also teach it, but despite my enduring love of books, this is the first cover I’ve ever designed. And you know what they say about your first time….