I've been plagued by the cover for the first book of my upcoming new series. In concerns a private detective working with two kids who are uber-smart but were raised in the jungle. They're all fun characters to write, and I hope they appeal to my readers. The problem was that I didn't like any cover for very long. I'd look at it and think, "That might work," but then a few days later I realized it didn't. I put two possibilities up for fans to react to, and I got some excellent results. Though they didn't know what it was, I could tell they weren't impressed with what we'd done so far. When this happens, I have to stop thinking about it for a few days and then...think about it. I discovered that trying to picture the main character, the "Cutest Little Killer," was not going to work, and that's what was making me uncomfortable with what we had. So. Here's the direction we're going now, and I'd love some reactions. I th
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I have a friend who always answers, "About 5'6"." For me the question is often, "Are you working on a new book?" Silly question! It got more specific on election day. When I was done voting, an acquaintance asked when the next book will come out. I thought if she was wondering, so might others. Cutest Little Killer will be out on July 14th. That's e-book and print, unless something strange happens. They'll be on Amazon and available for bookstores to order. Audio takes longer, but it will happen too. Still haven't made the final cover decision, so weigh in if you have a preference!