There really is nothing quite like looking at the dust jacket design for a forthcoming book for the first time. It’s the first real indication that all of the years of research and writing will soon result in something tangible that you can share with the rest of the world and that will hopefully spark thoughtful conversation and debate.
The design team at the University of North Carolina Press knocked it out of the park. This is pretty much what I envisioned for a book cover. My one demand was that it had to utilize the famous photograph of Andrew and Silas Chandler. Their story functions as the narrative thread that holds much of the book together. I absolutely love how Silas is situated front and center while Andrew appears more in the background behind the title and subtitle.
As I mentioned not too long ago, the book will ship to UNC’s warehouse in early August and should be available in stores a few weeks later. I will keep you updated as to when it is available for pre-order as well as information about my book tour this Fall. I hope to see as many of you as possible.
As always, thanks for all your support.