My dad was Irish and my mom was German and Swiss. For every other occasion, Mom was the person who went out to buy gifts and cards for the family, but for St. Patrick's Day, Daddy did the honors. This led to a favorite family story which has the enduring punchline, "Happy St. Patrick's Day ... from me and my wild Irish nose." I remember my dad and that story every year on this day and it never fails to make me smile. Just a few minutes ago I took a close-up selfie of my nose and sent it to my sister with that greeting.
But that's actually not what I intended to post about today. I've just come across a web post by the artist who created the cover for Curves for Days, and it's really interesting and informative!
I knew Sourcebooks, my publisher, market-tests as much as possible for new books, including possible titles, blurbs, covers, etc.. In most cases I just hear about the market-test winner for each item, not the things it was up against. So it was fun today to happen across this website and get to see some of the covers that WEREN'T chosen for the book.
The artist, Andressa Meissner of Brazil, does bold, lovely work and you/we can enjoy some of it here on her website.
Please enjoy these Curves for Days cover art contenders, and happy St. Paddy's day from me and my wild Irish nose!
Laura Moher, navigating this new world of writing and publishing her stories.