The cover of a novel is usually the first connection between reader and book. Very important. Readers are sometimes puzzled that the writer usually does not control the choice. The truth is, the writer is not always the best judge. I’m not. The writer may write well, but his/her artistic, marketing, design talents and judgments may not be so well developed. (Pictures books are a whole different world.) In the best circumstance, the artist, art director, editor, marketing people and writer come to a joint decision. At the moment, I am having three covers designed 1) my forthcoming book Deception, 2) the paperback of City of Orphans, 3) a reissue of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. I’m happy to say I am involved in all three projects. It’s a complex process. When they are finalized I’ll post them here.