Monday, April 28, 2008

Woo hoo! Book cover for new edition of WIDS

The Production Department at Ave Maria Press says it's fine to show anyone the cover. (I guess the more shameless publicity, the better.) Thanks to Jill, who checks this blog periodically, saw my announcement of the other day, and wrote to tell me.

So, here is the shameless publicity in the form of an aesthetic experience.


Want to know more about the book? Have a look here.

Someone asked whether it would be available at the online places. Yes, of course, but also in your local independent bookstore. Not till fall, though. Stay tuned. Alleluia.

16 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Jane, it is beautiful. How wonderful that the publishers gave you a lovely cover. Who did the art? Yes. Remind us when it's available.

MikeF said...

Jane, that is just beautiful! Reminds me of an Australian bower-bird... They've done you proud, all right!

Blessings

Mike

FranIAm said...

I am awed- it is gorgeous.

Wow, how exciting. In a rush but so much love and so many prayers.

Doorman-Priest said...

It's a wonderful cover. How fantastic. Congratulations. I await the publication date. Keep us informed.

johnieb said...

Beautiful.

pj said...

I absolutely love this cover -- the illustration, the colors, the typeface -- and the author's okay too, I guess.

:)

Fr Chris said...

Nice cover -- I'm looking forward to the book becoming available!

Jillian said...

You are too funny Jane. The infamous black bird is actually a partridge, a bird who has a beautiful singing voice! =)

Jane R said...

A partridge! Of course! WIth the lovely round body.

Everyone, Jill is from Ave Maria Press (hi there, Indiana folks) and is responding mostly to a note I had sent her and our dear publisher Tom via e-mail. Jill, meet my online peeps. Peeps, meet Jill.

And now I must go and work. Ahem.

Love that bird!

johnieb said...

Hi Jill! Thanks for your help to Jane on this project.

Was "black bird" a subtle Hammett reference--publisher's inside humor kind of thing?

Lovely picture, BTW.

Jane R said...

Not at all. It's because I brought up (in my e-mail, to which Jill was responding here) the fact that a crow appeared on my lawn the day I got the picture of this black bird in the mail, and that my colleague did his dissertation on raven divination.

Anyway this is a religious publisher, I'm not sure they do Hammett references.

There's a black bird in Hammett?

Caminante said...

Way cool -- do keep us posted. How much did May Pavlova have to do with its creation?

Jane R said...

The book is a decade old, so I wrote it and published the hardback edition in the Alyosha (may he rest in peace) era. Maya Pavlova is a new arrival --she came to live with me last August-- so she has only helped with the new preface. But both cats get acknowledgments, as does my former spiritual director's cat, but I don't mention they are cats, so only people in the know know. Darn, I wish I could make a Cheshire Cat grin here. How's this? :-D

johnieb said...

The characters in *The Maltese Falcon* refer to it as "the black bird."

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Black bird singing in the dead of night,
Take these broken wings and learn to fly...


Love the cover, Jane--and can't wait to read the book! I'm still planning to stop and have coffee with you at some point, and you can autograph it.

Congratulations!

Paul said...

It's a lovely cover and congratulations on republication.