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.
4 thoughts on “A Cover – and a Publishing Date!”
Nice one, John. Very well done. Great cover, too.
Love the cover and how good of them to allow you to use it.
Fantastic! I heard you discussin this years ago at a Summer party when it was just an idea. Wonderful news.
Congratulations John. Wonderful news on your cover and publication date. I’m so pleased for you. The cover looks great.