Two posts in a day?
It’s painted by my friend Åsa, and she did an amazing job of it despite all of my contradictory suggestions and ideas.
In the end, this image fits two of the most important elements of the story: the bear looming ominously in the background, and Emma racing through the forest in her horse-drawn sled.
I’m trying to describe the feeling of looking at this image and I’m having a really hard time finding the words. It’s the cover image for my first book. I love it, but I’m also a little bit overwhelmed by the whole thing.
It’s finally happening. I published a book. It’s unreal.
I will probably have to sit down and have a proper think about it over the next few days and then write a better, more thought-out post about it later on.
Lastly I’d like to point out that the image in this post is the original one I uploaded for the print version. In the preview on the Amazon store page it looks a bit washed out, and it’s in lower resolution, but once it’s printed it should look more like this.
It’s so new I haven’t even received my proof copy yet.
Edit: I also added an entry for my book to goodreads.com, here.