I never thought I’d be a cover girl but when my editor sent me the front cover of my latest novel ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ I just knew I had to try and re-create the look! I’d seen a few other bookworms and authors manage to pull this off as part of a #bookcoverchallenge. Now it was my turn…
The main character of my novel (and who features on the front cover) is Izzy, a young mum struggling with those tricky early days of motherhood. Those days I knew very well. I used my own experiences as a new mum when I was writing Izzy’s story and although we have lots in common, thankfully my journey has been a lot smoother than hers. However, when I saw the image that the designers had chosen to represent Izzy I was taken aback at the similarities between myself and this tiny cartoon figure.
The long brown hair, the bright red pushchair and the buttercup yellow coat – all these belonged to me! This was when I decided to have a bit of fun and rope in my friend, the talented photographer, Will Johnston to try and bring this idea to life.
Will was kind enough not to laugh at me and instead managed to find time in his schedule to get the shot. He was working in a large studio, he had the lights and the fancy camera – the only problem was we needed wind. Without a wind machine or even a hair dryer we had to get creative. Thank goodness for his very patient and helpful assistant, Vic, who was on hand with a long pole and a good imagination!
So, that was my year, now over to you. Thank you for following along on this bumpy ride called my life, buying my books and spreading the word.
The little lump of loveliness who has changed my world forever. My daughter, Everleigh Gray.
I was going to call this post My Pregnancy Journey but I couldn’t bring myself to say those words. Truth is it has been a bit of a journey.
Valentine’s Day marks one month of married life! So it seems pretty perfect to share the story of our special day on this day of love.
Twelve months ago I was the jilted bride turned Backpacking Bridget Jones. Next weekend I’m getting MARRIED.
This time last year I was battling a hangover after welcoming in the New Year as a skint, single and jobless 30 year old at a local pub with my dad.