I am so excited to reveal my spanking new book cover for Don't Hit Me! designed by the talented Lizzie (Russell) Martin. When I was looking for the perfect cover-designer for my book, I saw one of Lizzie's previous book covers and was blown away. I just had an inner sense that she was the perfect person to create mine.
Lizzie read my book and asked me to send her words which conveyed how I saw the cover. The four words I sent back were triumph, loneliness, terror and authentic.
The cover actually exceeds my expectations. The blue blotches represent bruises, tears, blood, saliva - a woman who is losing herself. The lines - entanglement of the abuser and the abused. Thank you so much Lizzie!
The paperback and ebook are due to launch in days. My birthday and my book manager's birthday (aka Jamie Greene) launches in days too. Woot! xxx
PS: A big thank you goes to my editor Vicki Sly for her reassurance this past week.