Did I mention it's a beautiful face?!
I'd heard horror stories of authors who hated the cover of their book. So I set my expectations low, didn't dwell too much on what I thought it should look like ... then I got the email from my editor that the cover art was in and it was sitting in my inbox. I couldn't open my inbox fast enough!!
And what I saw took my breath away. A gorgeous piece of art that perfectly captures my girl, Bel. Vulnerable, but strong. Determined. I couldn't tear my eyes away from the delight of staring at this cover. My book was finally becoming a reality.
But I couldn't share my cover with the world until marketing had launched it into cyberspace and that glorious day was today. Only a matter of hours ago, in fact! the thrill has been so great, I cannot imagine how the joy of holding my actual book in my hands will match it. I know only that it will.