I've got a new logo! (You'd tell me if it wasn't purple enough, wouldn't you?)
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One of my novels, A Year And A Day, is having a new look too. Despite the old one having a heart shaped arrangement of rose petals, I didn't think it did enough to show it's a romance. The background of an Italian flag seemed appropriate because Luigi, one of the main characters, is Italian and quite a lot of the story is set in Trio, his restaurant (writing those scenes made me hungry!) Now though I think maybe it's misleading, as the story isn't set in Italy.
And the bit in the middle is just confusing, isn't it? That was supposed to represent the letter Stella received from the gypsy fortune teller to prove her predictions were correct. The new cover shows Stella at a point in the story where her love life is particularly complicated.
What do you think? Is it a change for the better?
Something which hasn't changed is the fact I'm still including links to free to enter writing competitions in my blog posts. This one, for UK residents only, offers a £500 prize for a short story on the theme of home.