Thursday, February 21, 2008

One of my favourite places

Hi there,


Welcome to my writing home on the web. I hope you can stay a while.


I'm thrilled to say I have three books coming out this year, the first being A Place of Healing, set in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand, one of my favourite places on earth.


To the best of my knowledge, the cover artist, Rae Monet of Wild Rose Press, has never been to the Bay of Islands, yet she has captured the essence of some of the remote beaches we New Zealanders sometimes take for granted. Rae has also captured the total loneliness and bleak desolation felt by my troubled heroine, Holly Spicer.


There are 350 islands in the Bay of Islands, some privately owned, and some made famous by association with celebrities. One in particular was sometimes used the the American writer, Zane Grey, who came to New Zealand for big game fishing.


At certain times of the year, dolphins come out to play and chase the tour boats. Sometimes they even lead the boats.


Happy writing,

Jean

12 comments:

Debora Dale said...

Found your blog, Jean!

Congratulations - three books this year? How exciting that must be for you. I LOVE the cover of A Place of Healing. It's truly compelling. The cover and your description of the area make New Zealand sound beautiful - and I love the image of dolphins leading the boats. So wonderful.

~Debbie

Robyn Grady said...

Jean, that's beautiful!! I think it captures exactly what you were saying. You must be so happy with it.
CONGRATULATIONS! And on three books this year!
Robbie

Eleni Konstantine said...

Jean, lovely blog and lovely cover!! Congrats to you and keep up the good work :)

Amanda Ashby said...

Hey Jean - hooray - your new cover is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Sara Hantz said...

LOVE it Jean!!!! You must be so thrilled.

SharBee said...

Absolutely beautiful cover Jean! You must be thrilled.
What a fabulous start to the year!
x Shar

Lexi said...

Wow, what a beautiful cover! And welcome to the world of blogging!

Christina Phillips said...

What a truly gorgeous cover!

Beth said...

Great cover! Congratulations!

Linda McLaughlin said...

Hi Jean,

Your blog looks fantastic and I love the colors. Your cover is gorgeous, too.

Linda / Lyndi

Linda McLaughlin said...

Hi Jean,

Your blog looks fantastic and I love the colors. Your cover is gorgeous, too.

Linda / Lyndi

Linda McLaughlin said...

Hi Jean,

Your blog looks fantastic and I love the colors. Your cover is gorgeous, too.

Linda / Lyndi