Author Spotlight: Liz Flaherty Has a New Spring Release!
I love having my bestie on the blog, especially when I get to crow about her latest book! She’s got a new one coming out in April, but you can get a sneak peek if you… oh heck, I’ll let her tell you all about it!
No matter how many books into being a writer you are, every new release is nearly as thrilling as the first one. Not every cover—oh, heavens, no—and, for traditional authors, not every publisher or contract, but every story.
It’s interesting to me that once a book is published, it’s not all that much mine anymore. One reason I’m often meh about people covers is that when I’m reading a story, it becomes mine, and I want to decide what the people look like. How old they are. If they’re really that thin or if his eyes are really that close together.
I hope when readers open my books, those stories become theirs, too, and that they like them. They don’t have to have their lives changed by my exciting prose, but if I’ve given you a good afternoon or couple of days, my job is done. And, like I said, it’s just as thrilling as the first time.
Life’s Too Short for White Walls will be released by The Wild Rose Press on April 20. I don’t have the preorder date yet, but what I do have are some ARCs available for free from Booksprout. I hope you take one and that it gives you that good afternoon.
Thanks to bestie Nan for having me here today, and thanks for stopping by!
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Roseann McGrath Brooks
Congrats, Liz! I’m excited to read this one. I love the “people covers” discussion. I admit I don’t like to clearly see faces if there’s a couple on the cover, but I also agree that I can let it go if the book is good.
Thanks, Roseann. I’m not that attentive to covers, unless they really call to me or are really awful (preferably the 1st choice), but I definitely can let that go. The blurb is more important to me.
Good luck and God’s blessings on your new release
Thank you, Pamela. I’m excited!
I like the cover Liz, and the title! Can’t wait to read the book. Best of luck. I do have opinions of certain ‘people’ coverers, but I can overlook them if the book sounds good.
Me, too. I think I learned to overlook them back in the days of true “bodice rippers.” I’m glad they’re gone, but get tired of men w/o shirts, too! 🙂
I do agree about book covers. This story sounds good!
From what I’ve heard, some readers get upset if the person on the cover doesn’t match the description of the character inside, but others say readers will imagine their own character, no matter what’s on the cover or within the pages. I feel the mood of the cover is more important than the details. Interesting post! Best wishes on your release!
Covers are subjective, aren’t they? ALways, no matter what preference. Thanks, Mary!
Thanks for having me to visit, Nan! What a great week this has been!