Jessie: In New Hampshire where it is mercifully not as cold as it was just a bit ago!
Covers are such an important part of the experience of being published and I would have to say one of the most riddled with stress. Most writers don’t have an enormous amount of clout when it comes to covers and marketing departments have strong opinions about what moves books from the shelf to the shopping cart. So I feel so grateful to have had lovely experiences with my UK publisher for the WPC Billie Harkness mysteries. I was quite pleased with the cover they sent for Murder on the Home Front and am delighted to share it here today!
Not only am I pleased with the cover, I am happy to report that the novel has received a lovely review from Booklist. They called it “An entertaining and lively read”. The full review will publish on February 23 on the Booklist website and in their March print edition.
In addition, the audiobook for the first in the series, Death in a Blackout, is 50% off until February, 24!
Readers, are there any pleasant, or not so pleasant, surprises in your profession? How do you like the cover? Writers, how has the cover experience been for you?
Jessie Crockett wears a lot of hats, both literally and literarily. As Jessie Crockett she is the Daphne Award winning author of Live Free or Die and the nationally bestselling Sugar Grove series. As Jessica Ellicott she has received starred reivews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal for her historical mystery Murder in an English Village. As Jessica Estevao she writes the Agatha Award nominated Change of Fortune Mysteries. She loves the beach, fountain pens, Mini Coopers and throwing parties. She lives in northern New England where she obsessively knits wool socks and enthusiastically speaks Portuguese with a shocking disregard for the rules of grammar.
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Excellent cover, Jessie. I revealed my latest one over at Dru Ann’s blog yesterday. There’s an aspect of it I don’t care for, but it’s a done deal now, and it’s distinct from my two other series, which is important.
Thanks, Edith. Congratulations on your own new cover!
Wow, that is one fantastic looking cover. And I’m definitely looking forward to the 2nd book in the series. The first book made my best of 2022 list and I have no doubt I’ll get the same level of enjoyment from Murder on the Home Front.
Thanks so much, Jay! I appreciate making your list and hope book 2 pleases you!
LOVE the cover! “Murder on the Home Front” is on my TBR list and I can’t wait for the opportunity to read it.
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Aww! Thanks so much, Kay!
I get a fair amount of input on my covers and I’ve been pretty pleased with them in general.
Great cover, Jessie.
Thanks! And congratulations on having such good experiences with your own covers!
It’s a great cover, Jessie! And what a great review!
Thanks so much, Sherry! I was pleased with it!
I love the cover of your new book, Jessica! I was not aware that you had begun a new series, and I certainly would like to begin reading it. I have enjoyed your Beryl and Edwina series and have read the first six books. Yes, I am a fan!
Thanks very much, Patti!
Great cover. And I got my ARC last week, so I’ll all set to enjoy.
I am delighted to hear that you have received it!
I love the cover. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.
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