And For My Next Trick…

Wow.  This is my 200th post on this blog.  That kind of blows my mind.  I don’t think I expected I’d keep up with this for so long.  I’m not good at keeping things going, historically.  I guess I turned over a lot of leaves last October… :)

I wanted to do something special for this occasion, especially as I may have let the 100th post slip by with little or no fanfare (I don’t remember, but I probably did).  I wracked my brain trying to think of something to do, something worthy of this achievement.  After considerable thought, I decided to share something with you that makes me giddy every time I see it.

I’m going to finally do my cover reveal for Bound, the first volume of the Mirrors of Bershan trilogy.

This is the front cover:

And, as I’m going to do a print version through Createspace, here’s the back cover and spine:

I’d like to thank Regina Wamba at MaeIDesign for her stellar work on this.  If you’re looking to have a cover professionally done, I heartily recommend her.

Yeah, I’m definitely starting to get really excited about putting this book out there.  Soon enough, and you know I’ll announce it here the moment that happens.  I’ll leave you with the text version of the blurb on the back cover:

“Doesn’t she know you can’t do real magic alone?”

Freshly graduated from the Voleno Academy, Faylanna Derrion is trying to find her solitary place in a world where she and her fellow Magicia are expected to find their magical partner as soon as possible. When her mentor and his partner are taken by a terrible darkness before her eyes, her flight to find help brings Tavis into her life. Can she learn to see him as more than a simple farmer or will she accede to her father’s demands to return to her family’s home, following a path others have laid out for her? Can she choose her own course, after a lifetime of refusing to bind herself to anyone?

About Julie

I'm a writer and photographer. I always have something with me to take notes for ideas or writing projects I'm thinking about or have on the go. I also like to go around with my camera and take pictures of anything that strikes me as beautiful or evocative. I'm perpetually working on one story or another, while waiting for enough distance to judge the last one (or more). I'm always working on several projects at once, developing the next book, even as I'm editing the last. Beyond that, there's always plenty of scraps and twists of ideas rolling around in my head, eventually turning themselves into full blown stories.
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20 Responses to And For My Next Trick…

  1. Celtic Forest Dweller says:

    JULIE. O_O

    • Celtic Forest Dweller says:

      Oh, and happy 200th post! :D (got carried away in the excitement of the moment and forgot to mention…) Just for your info, your blog is awesome. *nods*

    • Julie says:

      Thanks! I think I stopped breathing for a minute the first time I saw it. Regina did a fantastic job with it.

  2. jmmcdowell says:

    Great-looking cover! :) And congratulations on #200!

  3. quix689 says:

    What a great cover! That’s so cool! Congrats on #200, and I can’t wait to buy the book. :)

  4. 4amWriter says:

    AwesomeAwesomeAwesomeAwesome cover!! And woo-hoo on the 200th post.

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  6. Ottabelle says:

    Beautiful! I love it. I will have to remember the person who did that. I can’t wait to buy your books. Well I mean, not just buy but read. You know what I mean ppffft.

  7. how friggen cool is it to see your name on that cover!?!? Gave me a buzz and I am just a blogger-bod! Very elegant styled cover, very you :)

  8. wordsurfer says:

    Wow, that cover is absolutely stunning! Wonderful work! And I’m so excited for you!

    • Julie says:

      Thank you. I was very lucky to find some so good and easy to work with. I’m both excited and terribly nervous about this coming out, when that happens.

  9. Subtlekate says:

    Ohh I love this cover. Just love it. It really draws me. You must be thrilled with it.

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