Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cover captures essence of Patagonian story

It is said that you can’t judge a book by its cover.
But it is the cover image which often attracts a reader or buyer to a particular book.
More importantly, in today’s cyber-savvy world many books are ordered via the internet and the jacket image is the only indication of the essence of the story.
Hence the need for a good cover.

Last night I received a digital copy of the jacket cover for The Condor’s Feather and I am delighted with it.
Artist, Michael Thomas, has not only depicted the sweeping pampas with the jagged peaks of the Andes in the background, but also a pair of Criollo horses, the riders, and the ever-faithful Newfoundland dogs, Byron and Bella, which accompany the party on their exciting and often dangerous expedition across the wilds of Patagonia.
Of course the soaring condor is not forgotten.

To learn more about the book, my recent visit to South America and to discover what inspired me to write this novel, go to: http://www.squidoo.com/thecondorsfeather

The Condor’s Feather is due for publication in July, 2009 and will be available for order on-line from Hale Books, Amazon or good book stores.

My thanks to Michael Thomas.



That's a wonderful image.

Jan Jones said...

Very atmospheric, Margaret.

Anonymous said...

That looks, great, Marg. All the best with the book!

margaret blake said...

Lovely cover, Margaret

Nik said...

Yes, a cover is so important - even moreso, as you say, on the internet. Michael Thomas has done you proud. Though those reviews help, too, I hope...
Nik (Ross Morton)

Margaret Muir said...

There is an extensive article about Michael Thomas on the Sept-Nov 2007 Black Horse Extra Page under the heading A BIG SLICE OF THE COVER PIE.
It's about Michael's work with Hale, his background and his particular interest in Black Horse Western covers.
Posted By Katy Williams - one of Hale's past publicity officers.

Loren Teague said...

Marg, this looks an intriguing and exciting story. I'm looking forward to reading it and have it on my list! Warm wishes, Loren