I just had a conversation with my mother about publishing, and had to share her unique reaction to my new book cover.
You have to understand–this woman is MENSA smart and her favourite section of every newspaper and magazine is the puzzle page. She took one look at the new cover of WAKE and said, “But that makes no sense!”
It wasn’t that the cover is ill-suited to the book’s content; she was annoyed that the tic-tac-toe game in the photograph would make no sense if actually played. No two intelligent people would make the moves necessary to produce the result on WAKE‘s cover.
And if she (and this blog post) hadn’t pointed it out, most of you never would have noticed, right?