Here, at last Gentle Reader, is the finalized cover art for the last Finishing School book, Manners & Mutiny.
I’m delighted with the final cover. Those of you familiar with the first (leaked & unfinished) cover can see the background has changed to be much more bold and linear. To me the vertical striations (la, would you look at me trotting out an old favorite archaeology term?) foreshadow tears at ending of a series, but also the chronic rain of Sophronia’s moor, not to mention certain other key events in this, the final book.
From my end, this book is finished. I’ve handed in proofs and while there might be a bit more back-and-forthing over perfecting publicity language and which sample chapters to drop, essentially my end is done.
Can you believe it? That’s two series in the bag, Gentle Reader. Two! Squee!
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|Le Conseiller des Dames Date- Wednesday, June 1, 1853 Item ID- v. 36, plate 53|
A fashion plate from Sophronia’s time.
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Political Spying in 20th-century Britain
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
“I can’t help but to write, I have a inner need for it. If I’m not in the middle of some literary project, I’m utterly lost, unhappy and distressed. As soon as I get started, I calm down.”
~ Kaari Utrio
PROJECT ROUND UP
- Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Releases Nov. 3, 2015. Available for pre-order! In production.
- Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working rough draft, about 1/2 way.
1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies,
3 Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny
1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence
So Many Books, So Little Time says: “Waistcoats & Weaponry was such brilliant fun that I didn’t want to end. Bring on book four!”
Quote of the Day:
“Books are my types of movies.”
~ Six Word Memoirs
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