Wednesday, June 09, 2010

I'm So Excited

The first book in my mystery series will be released this coming December and I have just received the coverart from my publisher. I really like what the artist did. The skyline is Dallas, where the story is set, and the badge is an official Dallas PD badge. I have had a number of people tell me that the cover is great and would make them pick up the book.

What do you think?

Also, I have just received blurbs from two authors whom I have the greatest respect for.

"Open Season is a solid police procedural with fully developed characters and provocative social issues." --- L.J. Sellers, author of the Detective Jackson mysteries

“Detectives Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson are crisply drawn characters. The hard-edged story of racial tension in Dallas could be drawn from today’s headlines. Open Season is a smart, spirited page-turner.” —Bruce Cook – Tommy Gun Tango

In his e-mail Bruce also thanked me for letting him read the book in advance and wrote, "It was great fun, with likeable characters and a strong plot."

Wow, what a terrific week this has been. It is the kind that gives a writer a real boost, and I'm sure all the writers reading this are nodding heads in agreement. The business of writing is so intense and challenging at times that we may wonder why we keep doing it.

This is why....

Open Season will be coming out in hardback in December from Five Star Cengage/Gale.


Cheryl Tardif said...

Congratulations, Maryann! I'm excited for you! :-)

The cover is stunning! Love it. It's clean, sharp and totally relevant to the story, plus it tells me so much just from one glance--crime novel, police procedural, suspense, set in a city.

Your publisher did a fabulous job on the cover.

All the best in success,

Maryannwrites said...

Thanks, Cheryl. I will pass your comments on to my editor. I know she will appreciate your positive reaction.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

The cover is great! Big congratulations.