Sunday, November 2, 2008

Talking to The Dead - The COVER!


I just got the "Okie-dokie" to share the amazing cover for Talking to the Dead with you! Yeah!!
Amy Kiechlin at David C. Cook is the brilliant mind behind this fantastic cover. When I first saw it, my jaw dropped. In an e-mail, I said, " Amy, you are very, very talented - you've taken the feeling of the book and translated it into a cover that tells the story."
She wrote back, saying, "I had a lot of fun doing it, and I too, just felt that God’s hand of creativity was giving me the design ideas and imagery that was outlined so beautifully in your writing."
I've said it before, but it bears repeating; the folks at David C. Cook have been a dream to work with. These talented, creative people go beyond the extra mile to ensure a stellar product from start to finish. One sense I get when I talk to the folks there, is that they honestly love their job. They are in it for the love of great books and take delight - true delight in the creative process with all its bumps and wiggles.
I've lost count of the hours I've spent gazing at this cover. It's just so perfect - such a hand and glove fit for the story I've written (and am still editing). And I've shed a few happy tears over it too. My husband pronounced it "Perfect." I asked him what he liked most about it and he said, "Your name's on it." Sweet feller.
*****Update!!******
Brilliant people have asked me to share what the book is about - I'm laughing, because you would think the AUTHOR of the book would think to give this information out, but nooooooo. She's too giddy about the book's cover to think straight.
Thanks to all those smarty pants who nudged me to post the blurb. Here it is:
Twenty-something Kate Davis can’t seem to get this grieving widow thing right. She’s supposed to put on a brave face and get on with her life, right? Instead she’s camped out on her living room floor, unwashed, unkempt, and unable to sleep—because her husband Kevin keeps talking to her.
Is she losing her mind?
Kate’s attempts to find the source of the voice she hears are both humorous and humiliating, as she turns first to an “eclectically spiritual” counselor, then a shrink with a bad toupee, an exorcist, and finally group therapy. There she meets Jack, the warmhearted, unconventional pastor of a ramshackle church, and at last the voice subsides. But when she stumbles upon a secret Kevin was keeping, Kate’s fragile hold on the present threatens to implode under the weight of the past…and Kevin begins to shout.
Will the voice ever stop? Kate must confront her grief to find the grace to go on, in this tender, quirky first novel about embracing life.
I'm so excited to be able to share this with you! Thanks for stopping by!
I bid you good writing.








31 comments:

vjc said...

Wow, Bonnie. What a gorgeous cover!! I'm so excited for you and thanks for letting us in on the journey too.

Bonnie Grove said...

Thank you, Val!! I'm a wee bit in love with it, but don't tell my hubby. :)

One of the best things about this whole writing gig is sharing the fun and excitement! Thanks for doing the happy dance with me!

Accidental Poet said...

woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bonnie Grove said...

Hey Suzie,

Mwah!

Grace Bridges said...

Wow, that is cool! I can understand your enthusiasm 100%. Makes me want to read it...

SuzyScribbles said...

Congrats! Aren't covers the most nerve-wracking yet exciting things EVER? And now you can gaze at it and have fun, knowing your new "baby" is getting closer to "delivery." Say, I'm on Facebook, too. When I go over there I'll friend you!
Susan
CAN author/friend

Sharon A. Lavy said...

I really like this cover. The artist is a keeper.

Deborah Raney said...

That is a gorgeous cover, Bonnie! Okay...the title sounds scary, but the cover doesn't look TOO scary. Can a big honkin' chicken like me read it without having nightmares?? ; )

Joanna Mallory said...

Lovely cover, Bonnie.

Congratulations!

Joanna Mallory said...

Somebody want to nominate this blog in professional/career category of the Canadian Blog Awards? I've used up my nominations. (I'm not asking anyone to do it for me, just thinking I'm not the only one who'd think it deserves a nomination.)

Deadline is Nov. 22, at http://cdnba.wordpress.com/

Bonnie Grove said...

Hey Grace! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad it makes you want to read it! Thanks so much!

Susan (CAN buddy), Yes! Add me on Facebook!

Sharon, Amy at David C. Cook is truly a keeper! When she sent me this cover I told her she should get a HUGE raise! Don't know if she did :-D

Deborah, The book won't give you the willys! It's not a spooky book at all. Your comment is the nudge I need to post a blurb about the book! Good thinking, you smart woman. (the book is actually pretty funny in places, and no scary stuff!!)

Joanna, Thank you, dear friend. You are such a champion of Canadian authors. There should be 1000 more just like you!

brendalottakamaggiebrendan said...

Congratulations! I love the cover.

Hope Wilbanks said...

Very pretty!!

Valerie Comer said...

It's beautiful :)

Debby Giusti said...

Hi Bonnie,
Read your email on the CAN loop and wanted to stop by.

Great cover. Sounds like a story I'd like to read. :)

Debby Giusti

lisalickel said...

Congratulations! What a visual statement. The books looks really exciting.
Lisa Lickel

lynnrush said...

I love the cover. The book sounds fantastic as well! God bless.

Debra Ullrick said...

Very beautiful cover. The book sounds totally amazing. I can't wait to read it.

Congratulations!

Debra Ullrick
The Bride Wore Coveralls
Déjà vu Bride
Dixie Hearts

Miralee Ferrell said...

Thanks for sharing both the cover and the summary for the book...both are great! Congrats on your new novel and blessings on the rest of the 'journey' to come. Miralee Ferrell

conarnold said...

Great cover, Bonnie! It looks like a really good book too! Thanks for sharing with us about it.

Karen said...

Bonnie, simply amazing! I know you're thrilled this moment has come at last--a testimony to those of us not yet as far along on our writing journey.

Marci said...

very cool, Bonnie - can't wait to read it! Marcia

Bonnie Grove said...

Thank you all so much! I'm so very encouraged by you all!

I found out today that the release date is June 1, 2009, but it will be available for order online a few weeks before that.

AND, I have even MORE exciting news about Talking to the Dead....but I'm saving it for the next blog post!

Belinda said...

Fiction Matters has been duly nominated in the Canadian Blog Awards under the Professional Career category. Thanks for the suggestion Joanna. I'm cheering you on Bonnie!

The Koala Bear Writer said...

Great cover! I just read your editor's blog... wow! Now I want to read the book - how soon can I? :)

Bonnie Grove said...

Belinda! Thank you, you sweet woman. I so appreciate you and how you go around speading the love of God to everyone you meet. Thanks for nominating my blog!

Koala, Talking to the Dead's offical release is June 1, 2009, but will be made available online a few weeks before. Thanks so much for your warm comments!
Blessings to you.

Michelle Sutton said...

I echo the sentiments. Nice cover!

Avily Jerome said...

That looks awesome!
My first time to this blog- looking forward to more.

Keep up the good editing!

Serendipity said...

OOOOOOHHH!!!!! Beautiful! I luuuuurve it! I definitely want to read it now!!!! I'm so happy for you!

Bonnie Grove said...

Thanks Michelle, Avily, and Jen. It's so fun to do the happy dance together!

Yeehaa!

Courtney Walsh said...

This cover is amazing! I definitely want to read it!! :) How exciting for you! Yay!