Wednesday, September 4, 2013

And the Winner Is....

66º ~ bright sun on the horizon, not a cloud, a few days of peace and then the heat and humidity return...ah summer, don't you know when you're done?

Apologies for the lateness of this post. Life is overwhelming (but for all the right reasons!) at the moment.  And the winner of the free copy of Blood Almanac is


Michael, I'll be in touch for your mailing address. Thanks to all for reading the blog and helping me celebrate the good new for The Girlhood Book of Prairie Myths.

We are flying through the production schedule and already have cover art, blurbs, barcode/ISBN, and layout.  I've proofed the interior, and we are on our way.

If you work at a journal that will seriously consider doing a review of the book, please send me an email (sandy dot 40 dot longhorn AT gmail dot com) so I can arrange a review copy.  If you work at a journal that receives tens of hundreds of review copies with little chance of reviewing this particular book, please take into consideration that a small press has a small margin when deciding whether to contact me.

Here's the beautiful cover, with art by Marilyn Ormsbee Strother.  This piece was painted around Urbana, Illinois, which explains why it leapt into my heart the minute I saw it!

Yes, Stuart Dischell calls my poem "sly."  "Sly" I can't get over it.  I had never thought of them this way before, but I see it now, and I love it!


Kathleen said...

I love the cover and am so glad about the book!

Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks, Kathleen!

Mark Jenkins said...

such a gorgeous cover. While I don't mind most book covers, I think the photo cover for poetry books is a little overdone.

Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks, Mark. The cover is all Richard Krawiec's baby at Jacar Press. With Blood Almanac, I suggested the image and Lynne Knight designed the cover. With TGBoPM, Richard said he already had a strong idea, and he went straight to the artist, Marilyn Ormsbee Strother, and voila! I love how the painting is both lush and reminiscent of the long views of the prairies at the same time. Perfecto!