There are few words to describe how excited I am about my new book!! And my new cover? I love it! I also love my friend and cover designer, Anna J Kutor, who put up with my unbelievably pain-in-the-butt perfectionism. I honestly never considered myself to be a perfectionist, but I might change my mind. This is the second cover Anna and I did together and I really don’t know how we are still friends! She has more patience than anyone I know.
Something more about The Dante Connection:
Art theft. Coded messages. A high-level threat.
Despite her initial disbelief, Doctor Genevieve Lenard discovers that she is the key that connects stolen works of art, ciphers and sinister threats.
Betrayed by the people who called themselves her friends, Genevieve throws herself into her insurance investigation job with autistic single-mindedness. When hacker Francine appears beaten and bloodied on her doorstep, begging for her help, Genevieve is forced to get past the hurt of her friends’ abandonment and team up with them to find the perpetrators.
Little does she know that it will take her on a journey through not one, but two twisted minds to discover the true target of their mysterious messages. It will take all her personal strength and knowledge as a nonverbal communications expert to overcome fears that could cost not only her life, but the lives of many others.
The cover has everything I need for the new book. Dante’s painting is hiding in the background – small enough to only be symbolic. Dante Rossetti’s painting, the Beata Beatrix, is in the front where it should be. The woman depicted in the painting played a large role in Dante Alighieri’s earlier life and influenced all his writing. It is this painting and Dante’s book La Vita Nuova, that plays a large role in how Genevieve solves the mystery in The Dante Connection.
Oooo!!! I’m really excited. The publishing date is 26 February 2013.