Small Damages: the cover story and a blogger's thoughtful response

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How does a book get a cover?  How does a story emerge as a bright concentrate of itself?

Melissa Walker has been asking authors this question for a long time, and I'm lucky on two counts—Melissa (an author supreme) is my friend, and she has kindly asked me.  I tell the story of the Small Damages cover (and lessons I learned before the Small Damages cover) over on the Barnes and Noble Community Blog, with all thanks to dear Melissa.

I was just about to post this when Cynthia Pittman, a Facebook friend, pointed me toward another act of supreme generosity on this warm July day.  That generosity comes from Sarah Laurence, a so-intelligent, thoughtful reader who is also a writer who is also an artist who is also a woman who has learned to live a magnificently balanced life as a creative artist, mom, wife, and lover of the world beyond.  Sarah read Small Damages lately, and she had this to say.

Melissa and Sarah:  thank you.


Serena said...

Such great buzz for your book!

Lilian Nattel said...

How wonderful and well deserved!

SG said...

Good luck, Beth. Loved Sarah's review.

Sarah Laurence said...

Thank you, Beth, both for writing SD and for your kind words. Congratulations on your Kirkus weekly pick too!

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