Goodness me, it’s been a busy week let me tell ya! Where do I start?
Let’s do this in order. If you check my twitter and/or facebook you’ll already know these two bits of news so feel free to skip to the new blurb at the end.
On Monday, I confirmed which cartographer I’ll be working with on the map of Rifarne (and later, the whole world) and am thrilled to say that I’ll be working with Monkey Blood Design! As a fellow gamer I liked their maps immediately and am now patiently awaiting news on the first map draft (I’m treating myself to a beautiful colour version in A4 which I can show off at home, not just the small monochrome version which will go into the book).
Then on Tuesday I confirmed that I’ll be working with Design for Writers on my book cover! I love their beautiful covers and their personal approach, so I’m beyond chuffed to be working with them. They’ve been nothing but lovely and forthcoming with info so far and I can’t wait to get started early next year. It’s always a good start when tea habits get discussed and established early on.. 🙂
Now, to the bit you won’t have seen anywhere yet! Since I’ve been looking for a cover designer I figured I might as well sharpen my book’s blurb, since that would also be a good short summary to give to them. I’m not saying that this is definitely the final version but it’s not very far from it now, and it’s miles better than the old one I’d thrown together. Here ya go, a sweet brief description of Rise of the Sparrows:
“Rifarne is a country opposed to magic. When its people demand harsh action, King Aeric sees himself with no other choice but to outlaw those with the gift. Rachael, a homeless orphan with the rare gift of a Seer, soon finds herself with visions of her own violent death. When her escape goes wrong and she ends up in the clutches of a vicious witch woman lusting for her blood, she finds she is the only person to stop the war against people like her – and assassinating the King to become Queen to a people who once wanted her dead may well be the only way to do just that.”
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