Cover reveal for There Is No Other Way to Worship Them

We have a cover!

In case you missed the announcements yesterday (on the Blue Cactus Press site, on Facebook, and on Twitter), the cover for There Is No Other Way to Worship Them is now an official thing.

(Back cover on the left, front cover on the right, as you’d see it if you flattened the book)

As I wrote a while back, the artwork on the front and back covers is by tattooist and painter Evie Yapelli, aka Show Pigeon. And it is stunning!

But the design for the book (the title, the blurbs, the Blue Cactus Press logo, the arrangement on the page) is brand new. And I’ve been fortunate, y’all! Most authors don’t have much say over cover designs, and that’s largely as it should be — leave the design work to the experts, I say, and while I dabble in design myself, I’m no pro. I’ll do the writing and leave the rest to people who do this for a living. But in this case, Blue Cactus Press and I have spent the past few weeks kicking the design back and forth, so I’ve had an exceptional amount in input on it! Not that I did much; the only major feedback I offered was on font color (from a colorblind perspective) and blurb placement, but otherwise I just nodded in approval because this design was wonderful even in its rough-draft stages!

In related news:

If you want to be among the first people to read There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, check out this post from Blue Cactus Press about securing an ARC (advance review copy). They’re planning to send out around 20 copies, in print or as an ebook (your choice!), so if you want to publish an honest review of the book, jump now while the ARCs are still available.

Also, I’ve been updating my Events page lately. The closest two events are later this fall — an appearance at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association at the end of September, and an event in the Tacoma Studio Tour in mid-October. I’ve also committed to a couple of readings at AWP in Portland next spring, which I’ll add to the calendar once I have more details. I’ll also be adding more events as Blue Cactus Press and I begin to arrange my book tour (and if you’d like to invite me to read near you, feel free to contact me or Blue Cactus Press for details!). But for now, know that you can keep tabs on my upcoming appearances on my Events page.

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