Two of my books will be released on August 23rd as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt titles. As such, they have a new look: new covers, new formatting, and as an added bonus-- the author will wake up on that day and find herself completely done over as well--ten years younger and twenty pounds thinner. That's what I'm hoping for anyway. ;-)
I saw the new covers some time ago, but wasn't sure if I could post them. Now that I'm seeing them crop up elsewhere on the Internet, I'll assume it's fine. Here they are:
Aren't they gorgeous? I really love them both, but especially Easily Amused, something that surprised my editor. He thought that since I was so attached to the original cover with the feet that I'd be resistant to the change. Ha! Little does he know how adaptable I can be.
I'm thrilled with what they did with A Scattered Life as well. They managed to give the impression of an old house, which is perfect since the story takes place in a neighborhood of older homes. The novel is about three very different women in a friendship triangle, so if I had to guess the reason why shoes are shown I'd say:
A) the different types of shoes represent the women
B) the shoes are "scattered" which would play into the title
C) women really like books with shoes on the cover.
Or maybe it's something else entirely. Regardless, I think it's a very appealing image and it says women's fiction, which is the important thing.