Happy Monday, friends! I’m thrilled to share this post with you today because it is from a brand-new-to-us author, Kay Bea! And because it is a cover reveal for another lovely new release from Quills and Quartos! We love all these new books coming onto the scene!
Such a great way to start the week, don’t you agree?
~ From the Author ~
Thank you, Meredith, for hosting the cover reveal for Letters from the Heart and for this opportunity to share with your readers.
I have been in and out of the Jane Austen community for five years. I started off voraciously reading every variation I could get and then hesitantly published my first online short story. It’s been an incredible journey. Letters from the Heart started as little more than a vague idea and almost didn’t make its way out of my many stacks of paper.
When I first saw the cover, I had tears in my eyes. It was beautifully, sublimely perfect and more than I could have imagined. Ellen Pickels did an amazing job with this design. I adore everything from the sumptuous colors to the half-forgotten quill in Elizabeth’s hand.
When we first started discussing ideas for the cover, I didn’t have an image in mind, but I knew the feeling I wanted to capture. Ellen made that happen. The Elizabeth in this cover is pensive, and a bit lonely despite the richness of her surroundings. I was telling my own Mr Darcy that if Inkheart’s Silvertongue read my Elizabeth into existence, she would have dropped from the sky in exactly the attitude Ellen created for the cover of Letters from the Heart.