I am sooo excited! Today is the day. Today is the day that The Case of The Purloined Picasso is officially published. I am so excited to see Nick and Norton out in the world! All I can do at this point is hope that readers find them and embrace them. There is only so much an author can do after the book is published. (An believe me, I’m doing all that I can.) But at some point, a book is like a child that has grown up. Like a grown child, a book has to find it’s own way in the world. The author can only hope they make friends and are successful.
The second book in the series, it doesn’t even have a working title yet, is already underway. In the next book, Nick and Norton will face murder at an auto auction!
I’ve been so busy trying to finish up my first book! Today, I am pleased to present to you a preview of the book cover for my first book, The Case of The Purloined Picasso. It is kind of an old fashioned title, but it seemed to fit the characters and the nature of the mystery.
Covers for cozy mysteries tend to be just awful looking, in my opinion. The colors, the cartoons, the frilly fonts – it all just comes across as too childish to me. I wanted to evoke the mystery, talk to the location, and still be light. This cover does all that, I think!
The book was popular with my beta readers. But they made some very good points, and I am currently working on polishing the manuscript to address the readers’ concerns. But I also can’t wait to get the book out so you can read it! The publication date will be May 15th. Write, Dorothy! Write!