Here it is, the cover for my soon-to-be released novel.
It’s always a bit of a shock for an author to see the cover of their new book. We have our own idea of what it will look like after years spent writing and rewriting the story, but the publisher is the one who designs it.
This is not the cover I imagined at all, yet it’s perfect, depicting some of the key elements in the story. I also love the background colours.
I’d imagined a female figure actually ‘dancing in the rain’, but that would have been all wrong as the title is just a metaphor for what happens in the story. No one actually dances, but the characters do spend time riding trams and the forest trails and mountain vistas are central to the story. The mood of the cover art is achy, the characters’ paths are about to cross but they are separated by the isolating bubble of their individual trams. They are on their own journeys.
Beautifully done, Orca Book Publishers. Thank you. Can’t wait to get my hands on the first copy.