I wanted to go ahead and let those of you who have been asking about it know that my book of those "Teatime Tales" from last year is finally becoming a reality!
My friend and book designer, the wonderfully talented Deberah Williams, finished it this week, and I couldn't be more pleased! Those of you who've noted my obsession with blue and aqua over the past year won't be surprised that I went with that choice for the cover. And I was so pleased when Deberah (who seems to know what I want before I know that I want it) decided to add that pretty eyelet border. I loved it immediately, and told her so, weeks ago, but not until this week did I think to ask where she found such a perfect graphic. She didn't. She knew I'd like that and took a picture of eyelet and then manipulated it in Photoshop, of which she is a master.
Writing a book is fun, and working on the design of a book is a different kind of fun. It's so rewarding to finally see all the pieces start coming into place, and I wanted you all to be the first to see it. If you hadn't been so encouraging about my short stories last year, I certainly never would have published this book! (And I'll be giving away a copy as soon as I've examined the proof and determined we're good to go, so watch this page for a giveaway soon!)