New Contest, Unusual Prize

P1000683I was cleaning out a cupboard the other day and came across a stack of cover flats. Do you know what a cover flat is? Before a book is released the cover–a flat rectangle showing both front, spine and back of the book–is sent to the accounts that will ultimately decide to carry–or not carry–the book. Most flats have information on the opposite side with a little one line synopsis about the story, ISBN numbers, promotional information etc. The winner of this contest will get a handful of my extra cover flats. Besides covers for some recent novels (Before the Storm, Secrets She Left Behind, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes), covers for some of my older books will be included, including the long out of print Lovers and Strangers and the jacket for the hardcover release of Brass Ring. At least one cover has misinformation on it (The cover flat for the original release of The Courage Tree refers to the character Zoe as Gabriela, since that was my original name for her) which only makes the flat more interesting to me.

To enter the contest, pop over to my contest page and follow the instructions there. You’ll only need to tell me why on earth you’d love to have a stack of my old cover flats to have a chance to win! Good luck!


  1. brenda on February 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    How generous you always are.

  2. Denise on February 4, 2010 at 10:10 pm


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