Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Snapshot -- Book Cover

I'm sharing a snapshot that friend took, which almost became a book cover for my new novel Trail Mix.
The book is about two friends who decide to hike the Appalachian Trail as the ultimate diet plan as their lives are in flux -- kids going off to college, jobs and relationships changing. They aren't sure who they are anymore.
I love the hazy blue mountains in this picture and the way my friend Noreen looks so awed by the mountains. She's also very authentic with her bed pad and her walking pole.
But in the end, I went for a more polished picture for the cover.
What do you think? It's available now for pre-order on Amazon for Kindle. Hopefully the paperback will be up there soon too. 
Here's the blurb:
How does a woman know what she wants after spending 20 years thinking about her husband and children? Sometimes it takes an escape from everyday life, time to examine the forest before the trees become clear. With no previous camping experience, Andi and Jess begin the 2100-mile odyssey from Georgia to Maine. The friends figure life on the trail can't possibly be worse than dealing with disgruntled husbands, sullen teens home from college, and a general malaise that has crept up in their daily lives. At the very least, the women are bound to return home thin.
Looking forward to seeing all your Saturday Snapshots too.

11 comments:

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I think both photos make a great cover.
BTW I can't read the blurb in your post. However, I did see it on Facebook and look forward to reading it.

Paulita said...

Thanks, Jackie. I think I fixed it.

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

Great photos! Will the book be available for the Nook as well?

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Both photos are beautiful, but the one you chose for your cover is more eye-catching. Best of luck with the launch of your book. It sounds like a good story.
Sandy @ Texas Twang

Esme said...

both the photo and the book cover are good.

Esme said...

the book cover is better.

Anne Bennett said...

Both shots are very nice. It makes me want to hike. MY SSS

Louise said...

I think you picked the best photo- the cover looks great.

Brona Joy said...

How exciting to see your hard work in finished form - well done and congrats!

I sounds like a drastic way to get thin though :-)

rippleeffects said...

Your book cover is spectacular! Congrats on your new book. Sounds like an interesting story, and relevant too.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Just how do you find the time to write all of these books and work full time and mother? You are a super woman. Best of luck with the new book.

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