I have a favour to ask. The Artist has been working on some ideas for a cover for my book, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle (see above), and I’m wondering what people think. What appeals? What looks best? Do people prefer the sliding title or the more trad version? Mixed fonts or one version? Black or white lettering. And the background picture?
By way of background, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle is my MA book. It got me an MA so I suppose a couple of people thought it ok. It’s the story of Harry Spittle, 19, home from University for the holidays. It’s 1976, it is baking hot and home is miles from anywhere, deep in the New Forest. How on earth will Harry avoid dying of boredom? He need not worry; fate has something very different in mind for Harry.
I posted the first two chapters with an explanation (http://wp.me/p4ziei-48) a couple of weeks ago and now I’ve posted the next two under My Work. Do take a look. When I get round to publishing (the cover is the focus just now), these will come down. If you have the time for any comments on the writing that would be much appreciated.