It's always a weird few weeks leading up to the launch of a new book. I tend to develop a love / hate relationship with the book. This one in particular has been been on my mind for so long that it felt like it would never be done. Another annoyance is that I have to put the brakes on whatever project I'm currently writing so that I can run this one through the great big publishing check list.
I go through the maddening, “How the hell do you write a blurb? How? HOW?!”
I spend weeks looking for good book covers to serve as inspiration.
I agonise over words like 'stationary' and 'stationery', because both are correct and both mean different things.
Thankfully I now have a graphic designer doing my covers. I nod when she talks about colour palettes and how left aligned is always best. We argue about the difference between purple and lilac.
By the way, you should Google 'terrible book cover' and have a look at the images. You'll find such gems as: Now that I'm a ghost I'm gay, time ninja, and the big colouring book of vaginas. I really should get an Amazon wish list going.
For now, though:
Just because she disappeared twenty years ago does not mean she's been forgotten.
Three friends – their lives crumbling around them – set out to solve the mystery of a girl they barely knew from school, unaware that another gruesome murder is in the works.
Soon enough, Josh, Anthony, and Amanda are faced with protecting the ones they love at the cost of everything they believe in, and they must succeed before another body destroys the lives of everyone closest to them.