I’m delighted to announce that I have both a cover AND a publication date!
“Heart of Stone” will be published by Crooked Cat, on October 24th.
I’m loving the cover – it’s exactly what I wanted. The figure is one of the main protagonists in the story.
For those who haven’t heard, it’s a historical novel, and is based on my 5-great Grandparents, set in Ireland in the years after 1740.
The picture is of one of the main protagonists in Heart of Stone. It hangs in Belvedere, one of the main sites used in the book, and very much a real place. Although very striking, there is no photo around of a sufficient density (300 dpi) to allow it to be used for a cover. Luckily, I found a photographer in Mullingar who was delighted to go and take a pic, for a very reasonable sum.
The Managing Board of Belvedere were most welcoming, and happy for me to use the pic, asking only for a mention.