New Releases to Look Out For! (2/18) — BookPeople

This week’s lineup of new releases has a little something for the thrill seekers and the readers who are just looking to get into their feels a bit. There’s some established voices doing what they do best and some shining debut talent that’s sure to grip. Read about them more below! The Dark Corners of […]

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Blog about some recent reading — Biblioklept

From the top down: I came across a battered and beautiful copy of Mervyn Peake’s novel Gormenghast by chance a few weeks ago and asked Twitter if the trilogy was any good. The answer was a very enthusiastic, even cultish Yes. I still can’t believe I’d never even heard of Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy until recently—I grew up […]

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Watch a rare recording of one of Toni Morrison’s earliest interviews about Beloved. — Literary Hub

Today would have been Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday, and if you can’t make it to one of the many celebrations going on in her honor around the country, you should at least indulge in reading her words—and also, perhaps, in listening to some of her wisdom. Luckily for those wishing for more of the latter,…

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New Cover for The Scent

I changed the cover of The Scent and Other Stories today, but not to one of the two options. Instead I decided to go with a third. My wife recommended that marketing the collection as The Dark Side of Love versus The Scent and Other Stories would attract more buyers, because, essentially, The Dark Side of Love says more about the contents than the The Scent… It take a bit of time and effort to change the title and it would confuse people who already know it by The Scent… Therefore, I opted to keep the original title, but make the current subtitle more prominent and the title less prominent.  Let me know what you think. Here is the new cover. Maybe later I will change it to one of the two I was considering. Hasta Luego.

The Blonde cover fo The Scent and Other Stories

The new Blonde Cover for The Scent and Other Stories

 

Opinions Wanted

Soon, I will produce a second edition of The Scent and Other Stories, adding my short story “Bye Bye” to it. To reinforce the idea that this is a new edition, I am changing the cover. Below are my latest two designs. Please let me know your thoughts on each and which you recommend. Both are images from the public domain.

 

 

The J.B. Garzon Cover

 

 

Marcelo Dias cover

The Marcelo Dias Cover