Update on this post: I found that most people didn't like the drippy letters. Sometimes I get excited about something that's "different" and don't realize that it's kinda weird. I went back to the drawing board and got almost 100% consensus on a new version, so here it is. It's neater, but I like that the pointy lettering is reminiscent of cat teeth/claws. Thanks to all who gave ideas and opinions. Today I'm looking for opinions on covers for the next book, scheduled for November release. I like the fancy font stuff, but I admit the plain is easier to read. Imagining that most people will see this online, as a thumbnail, which cover takes your eye? Or make a suggestion. I'm interested.
About four years ago, my sister and I went out to lunch, and while we ate Chinese, we talked about my books. She said, "I think you need to write a crazy cat lady series. She could solve mysteries and the cats could be the fun part." I agreed that was a great idea. We both loved cats (though she loved every animal she ever met), and over our lifetimes we had lots of fodder for cat personalities, from barn cats to house cats to shelter cats. But I was in the middle of the Sleuth Sisters series, so the idea went on the back burner. When my sister died suddenly a few months later, I promised myself, "I'll write at least one crazy cat lady story someday, just for her." Enter CATS AND CRIMES. My protagonist, Lorilee Riley, has multiple cats, who sometimes help her and sometimes hold her back, but every pet owner understands that. The book releases on November 15, so I thought I'd do a series of posts on the cats who inspired the cats...if that makes sense. Cat
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