Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

New copy, new cover, new house!

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As The Icon Thief inches ever closer to publication, with its release date now less than seven months away, the pieces of the marketing package are slowly falling into place. Here, for instance, is a detail of the back cover, which my editor sent me last week:

Note the bad line break in Duchamp’s last name, which my editor promises to fix. Other than that, I couldn’t be happier, especially with the copy itself, which does a nice job of condensing a ridiculously complex plot into a few short sentences. Even more gratifying is my author bio, which will appear on the inside back cover:

To my mind, the most exciting thing about this bio, aside from Brian Kinyon’s wonderful (and very flattering) author photo, is the last sentence, which slightly anticipates the fact that my wife and I are indeed moving to Oak Park, Illinois at the end of next month, into a beautiful old house built in 1907. Which, as it happens, is exactly when my next novel is due. It’s going to be an interesting six weeks…

Written by nevalalee

August 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

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  1. I suspect your photo will outdo my new professional photo, but I must insist: you majored in THE classics, dammit!


    August 18, 2011 at 1:39 am

  2. ah, oak park. hometown to such luminaries as hemmingway, wright, and the inventor of the twinkie.


    August 19, 2011 at 8:54 am

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