I know, I know, where have I been lately? I’m aware I’ve been neglecting my posts lately, but now I’m back because I couldn’t wait to share this with everyone!
Throwaways by Elliott Light is finally ready for release October 13! That’s just a few days away!
This has been such a great project to work on with Elliott Light, the creative collaboration as this project has progressed has been so fun and rewarding and I’m so pleased with how it has all turned out.
Does this cover art look familiar to you? Well it should, it’s one of the two that the author and I asked everyone to vote on earlier this year….and if you are looking for a good read, I can heartily recommend this book! So, keep your eyes peeled, this book at your favorite book seller!
“As I came closer, I realized she couldn’t have looked at me because she had no eyes. She had no eyes!”
The body of a young girl drifts over a reef where Jake Savage is photographing lionfish, beautiful brown-striped creatures with feathery pectoral fins that could almost make one forget their venomous spines. For an instant, Jake thinks she might be watching him, but she has no snorkel or mask. She isn’t wearing a swimsuit, but rather is clad in only a shirt and panties. And she can’t have looked at him because she has no eyes. What has this child done to die so young, to be forgotten and left to drift until consumed by the creatures of the sea? A voice whispers to let her go, but he can’t leave her to the whim of the wind and tide ….a simple decision with deadly consequences.
A voice whispers to let her go, but he can’t leave her to the whim of the wind and tide ….a simple decision with deadly consequences.
“Throwaways is a timely statement about the ‘have’s’ and the ‘have not’s’ of today‘s society. It frankly illuminates the corruption and greed of the uber wealthy as they consume what they desire from the weak and the less fortunate, and then simply toss them aside like yesterday’s garbage. This story could have been ripped from many of today‘s headlines.”
— Charles Rieger
Ph.D., Artificial Intelligence
Writing a novel is process that is the subject of an uncountable number of books, blogs and newsletters. Many are helpful, often dissecting the story into structural elements that are comprehensible if not insightful. Publishing and releasing a novel is also a popular subject for how-to writers but, for me, these tomes make the process seem daunting and doomed to failure, like wandering in a minefield covered in fog. I have been so fortunate to have Anita to guide me through this process from creating a cover that is eye-grabbing to formatting the manuscript into a variety of marketable formats. With humor and patience Anita has led me to the day when Throwaways will be released. I can’t imagine getting here without her.