A week or so ago I got an email from novelist C.E. Murphy author of sixty five million books like Urban Shaman, Thunderird Falls, Heart of Stone, the Truthseeker books and so on -- she's got a one-off coming out later in the year and was wondering if I could do the cover for it. It's -- I'm not sure if I'm blowing the lid off teh Top Sekret here, so this may be hastily deleted tomorrow -- a novella about Gary Muldoon from the Walker Papers and she needed a "hunky 74 year old with white hair" -- which pretty much describes my father-in-law who is also an actor. I said of course and we got to spend Saturday with Doctor & Colonel Stars shooting a book cover which I can't show you, but I can show you this photo of him looking at the garden on the way out to lunch afterwards (in case you were hoping, the hat is his own and isn't on the cover. The book cover has swords on it though.) When I first posted to Twitter about it I got a flood of emails from people going "C.E. Murphy? No way!" (the best of which was "If I send you my books can you get C.E. to autograph them?") -- To answer that, and a few other people, I don't have a better way to get autographs from her than just contacting her directly, either via her web page, or her blog which is mizkit, she lives in Ireland. We'll probably have some sort of autographed print of this available on kickstarter in a few months.
If you want to, feel free to pimp your favorite of Catie's novels in the comments here for people who've not read any of them.
My hunky urban fantasy novel cover model father-in-law.
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Cate (aka C.E.) and I bounced images back and forth between Dublin and Philadelphia for the next 24 hours and today she sent me the cover, which looks Very Nice and I'll be sure to let you know when it's available.
Also out in the garden was this fellow, munching away. He tried playing invisible at first and when I started to get extremely close, he tried stealthfully walking backwards ... very ... slowly.
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That's about all the news from lake woebegon. Can't wait to show y'all the book cover. Catie's been leaking some secrets on her twitter feed at @ce_murphy and that might be the best place for "official news".
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