That being said, let me introduce you to my newest book cover, which I put together myself (ta-da) using a page from the book's illustrations by Bobbie Gumbert.
Only what she drew had the moon in an inconvenient spot in order to insert the title.
So I manipulated and deleted and layered this other moon from a photograph I had on hand.
Working with the subtitle and our names was the tricky part, until I finally figured out layering a background strip for the words would be the best solution.
So there it is.
And here, at my house behind me as I type, are the copies waiting in a big box for Tuesday's book launch. Your invitation:
Drop in from four until six in the afternoon
My Happy Place Art Gallery
on the square in downtown Lenoir, North Carolina
And best news, for a special, launch day only surprise, you can purchase it at the bargain basement sale price of five dollars! When I autograph your copy, I'll let you in on the secret reason why it's at a cut-rate price. It's also on Amazon, Back on Earth When Men First Landed on the Moon, and more details are now updated on my website, gretchengriffith.com
I consider myself a storycatcher, so you can imagine I can't wait until Tuesday to catch a few stories about your experiences nearly fifty years ago, back on earth when those men first landed on the moon. Bring the kids. They need to hear the stories, too. Hope to see you then!
Catch of the day,