Here it is: the cover of my forthcoming book. What do you think? The painting was done by Malcom Parnell, who is an author as well as an artist. I'm so pleased with it. I shall try not to bombard you with nothing but marketing ploys in the coming weeks, but I am a bit excited, as this yoga book has been in the making for quite a while. This is the blurb:
If you’re a fan of yoga with animals, this book might annoy you.
There’s a lot of yoga about these days. Most of it is wonderful; some of it is not. Long-time yoga teacher Julia Thorley has collected her thoughts on what she has learned on her mat. Some of the pieces are about practical aspects of yoga and others are a bit ranty, because there’s a lot about the modern yoga world that rubs her fur the wrong way. Her opinions are not always humble and may well make you cross, but some should raise a smile and might give you pause for thought.Take a comfy seat – it doesn’t have to be in the Lotus position – and make up your own mind.
I've got a couple of writerly events this week. On Thursday, I'm sitting on a stall with other members of Northants Authors at a garden centre in Northampton (bet J K Rowling has never done that), where we shall talk to 'our public' and, it is to be hoped, sell some books. Then on Saturday, I'm guest speaker at Towcester Library, talking about writing and stuff.
Congratulations! You have every reason to be excited. I love the covers, front and back, and I love how the painting continues from front to back. It's a great design. And (I paint a little) a great painting!ReplyDelete
I'm very pleased. I can take no credit for any of the design elements. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
It's a beautiful painting. The cover looks fab. Have fun at your two writerly events this week.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I have the original painting, which I shall have framed for my office.Delete
Fantastic, Julia and good luck with the events this week.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sally.Delete
reminder I haven't been doing my nightly practice lately
Best of luck with the title.
Thanks. Now, go and roll out your mat.Delete
Julia! This is so exciting! I loved your little blurb. There's so much humor in it. I don't know what I was expecting the book to ne -- pictures of positions? But it sounds different and thought-provoking. And that's very good! Can't wait to see how things go. Congratulations. Great cover!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I'm really pleased with the cover. Final proofs will be checked in the next couple of days, then it's off to the printer. Eek!Delete
Looks really good, I got the yoga mat out at the weekend. Lay down to do some stretches and big dog put his head on my chest so we had a little kip instead.ReplyDelete