Today on Monday Musings, I am going to reveal the cover of my next book,
I'm With You!
If you follow my blog, then you know I go back and forth on my cover decisions. But I LOVE this cover and do NOT feel undecided on this choice at all!
Can three little words irrevocably change your life?
When the doctors inform Chloe Brennan that her pregnancy is “incompatible with life,” her subsequent choices will change her path forever.
She becomes one of the quiet, unsung heroes of this world, incredibly strong, yet somehow wrongly looked upon as damaged.
Three people will pierce Chloe’s existence: her husband, a stranger, and a precious baby.
One will say goodbye, one will say hello, and one will say both at the same time.
I’m With You is a novel about selfless love and the sacredness of life.
My daughter designs my covers for me and she does a fabulous job. The original background was a light pink. She superimposed one of her own photos of a night sky over the image and changed the color to grey. The results: a romantic starry night!
I love it!
With the the holidays just around the corner, and the fact that I'll have three of my children home and one grandbaby, I've changed my release date to:
March 1st, 2014.
Currently I am still editing this book. Then it will go to my editor. Once that's done it will be off to the ebook formatter. All of these things take soooo much time and I know that NOTHING will get done over the holiday season! March 1st is a safe, I-can-make-this-deadline prediction.
Sorry for the delay, but I'd prefer to put my best work out there and not rush the creative process!
A few thoughts about I'm With You:
When my daughter received the news that she was having a Trisomy 18 baby, we were devastated. "Incompatible with life" is the official medical term that refers to Trisomy 18.
After going through the experience with my daughter, I knew I wanted to write about it.
But, I write Romance novels and I wasn't quite sure how I would go about it.
Slowly, a story developed in my mind and I'm With You came about. It is a Romance novel that includes a Trisomy 18 story.
The Trisomy 18 story is based upon my daughter's experience, with her permission.
I am happy to help increase awareness of this devastating condition and to share the heartfelt emotions that accompany it.
The couples that face this diagnosis truly are an example to the world of selfless love.
So what do you think? Do you like my new cover?
Yes, yes, yes, I LOVE it!! I look forward to reading it and learning more about Trisomy 18. I haven't heard of it before so you're already increasing awareness.ReplyDelete
Yay! So glad you like it, Melanie! I had not heard of Trisomy 18 either, until it happened to us. It's a truly heartbreaking condition. It's been a therapeutic experience to write this book. Thanks for your comment!Delete
Yes! Definitely. I love it and am so excited for March to get here for more than just warmer weather. Now I'll have an awesome book to read. I'm really curious and interested to learn about Trisomy 18 and can't wait to see what romance you created for the world.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Charissa. I'm glad you love the cover! The subject matter has made it a difficult book to write, but one that I really, really wanted to write. I had no idea a condition such as Trisomy 18 existed until it happened to us. It's hard to fathom, but it's very real.Delete
Thanks for reading my books! Can't wait to send it to you so you can see your wonderful quote on the back! Thanks again!
I love it! I cannot wait to read this book :) Your books always make me happy and I need a lot of that these days. <3ReplyDelete
Well this book does contain a sad story. And it does deal with the complicated emotions of mourning a child. Perhaps some of the mourning issues will be similar to what you are experiencing, and may help--I'm not sure. But I do promise a happy ending, so I hope this book will make you happy! You deserve every happiness. My heart goes out to you and your family and I think of you a lot.Take care, Christy!Delete
I know you were thinking of something in red and along this line. I love it. It's glamtastic!ReplyDelete
I'm really looking forward to your book Taylor. This will be a bit outside your usual story line and I hope this will be a healing for you and your daughter:)
Thank you, Laura. I appreciate your thoughts. It has been healing to write this book--it makes our lost baby real and brings him to life.Delete
I did add a little 'mystery' to the book, just to keep a tiny amount of suspense in the novel. I didn't want to stray terribly far from my signature style. But this book is definitely different and highly personal. I am excited to release it--and I'm glad you like the cover!
I love the cover. You and are daughter are very talented individuals and I always look forward to what you will put together. I am not familiar with Trisomy 18 and want to express my sympathy for your family. You are increasing awareness already. The holidays are always busy and I too take the time to enjoy the season and my family!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Sherry. I couldn't do this without my daughter.Delete
Thanks for your kind words. I still can't believe it actually happened to us. It was nearly two years ago, but I can't forget. It lingers in my memory and I miss our lost little one. Writing this book has helped me tremendously.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your family!
The cover is beautiful Taylor. I am so sorry for the loss that you all had to go through. It is good that writing this has helped. I had never heard of this either until I read the blog. Your writing is always so beautiful and helpful in lots of ways. This one will probably always be special to you and your daughter.ReplyDelete
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas sweetie with your children and grandchild.. Big hugs to you and I also can't wait to read this book. :)
Hi Linda! So great to hear from you again. I love when you stop by my blog. My daughter is just about to read my proof copy of I'm With You and hopefully she will be pleased with it. I promised her that if she didn't like anything about the book, then I'd change it. I want her to be very happy with it.Delete
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas together!