Thursday, 5 July 2012

Mermaids and Monsters: the jacket

I've had loads of fun today playing with words and images and making a prototype cover for my book. A budding friend, artist and writer Felicity Notley let me use a photo she took of a magical pond in Croatia. The illustration is by Harry Clarke (1889 - 1931) who illustrated the Little Mermaid for an edition of Hans Christian Andersen fairytales. 
I liked the result so much that I printed off a few copies and wrapped them around existing books. Feels like I just got published. A bit cart and horse, but still lovely. Hey ho. Back to writing!