Thursday, August 26, 2021
Let’s face it, I’m not good at coloring inside the lines, or following rules. So, I rarely try to participate in blog groups, or hops or whatever I should call it. Plus, I know it annoys the dickens out of people when their rules aren’t followed and I really do try to be nice. That said, I love the Thursday Doors stuff hosted by Dan Antion, even though I mostly view it from my little window. However, today there were a couple of doors on my mind. I’m jumping in, so consider your dickenses warned.
What’s behind door number 1?
I was honored when author and poet, Robbie Cheadle chose one of my book covers for her poetry collection. (Here’s a link to my portfolio of e-book covers, available as an author service.) She’s in the middle of a blog tour for the book. Today Robbie is visiting the marvelous Miriam Hurdle, who is a lovely author as well.
Here’s how Robbie describes the book and why she chose the cover.
The poems are collected into the categories of In the Boardroom, In death, In my mind, In relationships, In lockdown, and In nature. I wanted a cover that would complement the idea of the many doors into people’s lives and souls so when I saw this cover of multiple multi-coloured doors designed by Teagan R Geneviene, I knew this was the one.
The doors in many different colours suited my own personal idea that the doors in peoples live come in different shares. Some are the yellow, pinks, and oranges of joy, the reds of love, the blues and greens of comfort and coolness, and the purples of sadness and depression.
Here are purchase links for Robbie’s book.
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BBR94NC
What’s behind door number 2?
The other doors on my mind are from my monthly series of novelettes, Dead of Winter. I wrote that huge epic fantasy back in 2010. However, I left it on the shelf when that dratted “creative one-mind” let Game of Thrones use the core concept of my novel (Winter is coming!) as an advertising tag line, before I could publish. Yes, I screamed loud enough to shake the leaves off the trees, and long enough to mistake my wail for an air raid siren. (More about that at my post here.)
Anyhow, part of that fantasy takes place around and beyond a rather sinister magical place I created — “The Doors of Attunement.” That’s also the title of the ninth Journey in the series.
Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement
Thanks for spending part of your day here. Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump. I love to hear from you, so friendly comments are encouraged. Hugs on the wing!
Dead of Winter — All the Journeys
Universal Purchase Links
Journey 8, The Lost Library
Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls
Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
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