NEWS! I have news!

I have a book cover. For my book. That’s coming out at the end of this month. Starting to feel a tremor of excitement.

Ken the Publisher and Jen the Editor spent many hours pouring over different sites looking for a barn picture we all agreed suited our purpose. I spent a couple of hours with them on Skype, but really, I was useless. I was too busy being impressed with myself for figuring out how to Skype, and then ended up stymied when they could search, at amazing speed I might add, other sites while we Skyped. So I signed off, much to their relief I’m pretty sure, and the next day Ken asked me what I thought of these:

barn and pink sky smoking gun


I said I liked them. Sky was ominous without being spooky, there was the mandatory barn where the bodies are found, and the gun looked exactly like a murder weapon should. Deadly.


Then we talked about fonts and colours, I liked yellow, so this is what Ken and Jen came up with;



CoverFront-A Bother of BodiesI’m very happy with it. I’ll be even happier when I have a box load of them to hand out at my book signings.

Yes, I’m scheduled for two book signings. Just like a real author. First one is Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 3 to 6pm at White Feather Bookstore on Elgin Street here in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. White Feather is an independent book store recently taken over by my good friend and neighbour, Karen. She plans on having her grand opening coincide with my book launch. Heck of a good idea. I’ll have more info on this event later, once we’ve decided on advertising and incentives.

Then, four days later, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, I’ll be at the main branch of our local library. From 2 to 4 pm I’ll be sitting there behind a little desk with a silly smile on my face and a pen poised for signing. I sure hope somebody shows up.

I’m also hoping the books show up.

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15 Responses to NEWS! I have news!

  1. Barb Taub says:

    I can’t stand how much I love this! I’m already planning on how I’ll display my (signed) copy on my coffee table so I can casually tell people, “Oh yes, I know the author.”

  2. Ilona Ferguson says:

    Absolutely perfect cover to entice reader to pick it up and open it.
    Can’t wait to have one in my hands!
    Congrats Amanda!

  3. Linda Hryhorchuk says:

    It looks great! I can’t wait to read it. Congrats!

  4. MS Linda says:

    This is great! That cover is so much better than I even imagined for your book!

    I so going to be first in line for this book.

    Then I’m hitting Amazon and giving it a well deserved 5 stars and a description of how much this book had me laughing and how much I love the Mabel/Maybe character… and I haven’t even read the ending yet. But it’s got to be good because I love what I’ve read so far.

    Do I sound a little excited for you? I am!!!

    Congratulations, Amanda!!!

    • ajcap says:

      Reviewing A Bother of Bodies on Amazon would be much appreciated, Linda. As we get closer to October, I am going to ask readers to review as much as possible. Something like, “Please post a review if you like the book. If you don’t like it, please let me know in order to improve.”

      It always makes me smile, how much more excited my friends and family are than I am. At least at the moment. More nerves on my part, I guess. And you, even though I’ve never met you, have been there for the last…what…thirteen years since I joined Fun Writers? Amazing.

  5. Valerie Phillips says:

    I will definitely be going out to buy but I am going to ask for it to be signed when we come up to the Soo. Congratulations, so proud of you.

    • ajcap says:

      Thanks, Val. You can only buy it on-line, from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or directly from Divertir Publishing, or I can get you one, sign in and ship it down. Somehow, I’ll make sure you get one. :)

  6. CONGRATS, Amanda! I’m looking forward to reading your book. :) When’s the next one in the series due out? No pressure. :)

  7. I checked Amazon this morning and didn’t see your book.

    • ajcap says:

      Ken the Publisher called me yesterday, Dani. The book is at the printers and should be on its way today or Monday. He’s going to keep me posted, so as soon as the book is available I’ll be posting on FB and sending out a newsletter. My booksignings are coming up fast, as well. Slightly nerve-wracking.

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