Too revealing? There’s a good solid reason; it’s based on the story. You’ll notice the guy is also revealed. In fact, all six characters who star in this new novel find themselves in a situation where clothing is a low priority, or certainly should be. After all, wearing the clothes they normally sleep in, they’re stuck on a deserted tropical island with few supplies, when they’re forced to abandon ship in the middle of a fierce Pacific storm.
The woman here is the lead character, and we see the story through the eyes of this resourceful, brilliant, honest, passionate, courageous, outspoken, beautiful, young person who does not suffer fools gladly. For the moment, I’ll leave the description at that, though the placeholding text on the back of this ‘work-in-progress cover’ gives a few more clues about the story.
I had my own idea for the cover and sent my publisher this rough sketch (those who know my photography will appreciate why I prefer to use that medium as a visual art form instead of attempting to sketch/paint!). To my delight, my supportive publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing, adopted the idea. In the hands of a proper cover artist, the basic concept is brought fully to life, of course.
The book will be launched in digital and paperback versions on 25th October 2021. I can’t wait! Watch this space for further details.