Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A Special Anniversary

December 2014 marks a very special anniversary for me.    It's  exactly 30 years since my very first book - The Chalk Line  - was published in 1984!  So this is the very first cover of my book I ever saw.

Snow scene - check! Heroine with auburn hair -  There's only one problem with it - my hero - Leon Dane Vincent - was supposed to have jet black hair . . . .

And just yesterday I got the first sighting of my  brand new cover for the Presents edition next book coming up in April. That's Olivero's Outrageous Proposal - so I'm  sharing this   cover with you too. It's a rather better portrayal of my sexy Italian hero.
But no - before you ask -  because people have asked!  - he does not have a  beard!   He is meant to be  rather unconventional and  at the ball where my heroine Alyse meets him he has tugged his bow tie loose  at his throat as if the formal dress is stifling him. This scene is after the ball - so I suppose  heavy stubble is meant to do the same job as bow tugged loose!

As today is my day for blogging over on the Pink  Hearts Society blog  I'm over there today - talking about the past 30 years! How did it ever get to 30 years since that first book!

7 comments:

Julie Cohen said...

Congratulations on 30 years! It is an amazing achievement, having a book published when you were a mere five years old!!

Mary Preston said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Karen Aldous said...

Happy Anniversary on your first M&B Kate! And here's to another 30!!!

Kate Walker said...

Ah Julie - and an even more amazing achievement was writing it all in crayon first!

Kate Walker said...

Thank you Mary - it doesn't feel like 30 years!

Kate Walker said...

Thank you Karen - now is that 30 books or 30 years?? Better get writing, anyway!

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