I Was Anastasia Cover Reveal (Plus A Sneak Peek)

Today’s post by Ariel Lawhon | @ArielLawhon

There is nothing quite like seeing the cover of your book for the first time. It’s nothing at all like seeing your child for the first time because with a child you have some idea what you are going to get. There is no looking in the mirror or at your spouse and making an educated guess. With a book cover you are utterly clueless. Your words are turned into an image by a cover designer you have likely never met. It is their job to capture the essence of what you have written, to tell a visual story based on your actual story. The whole thing is a wonderful, baffling experience for me. Wonderful because the anticipation is delicious. Baffling because I could no sooner create a book cover than a stained glass window. The only art I’m capable of making is that which you find on the page. I am a one trick pony. I can’t even write poetry much less sing, dance, or paint.

That said, I am besotted with the cover for my new novel. It is perfect. And I think it perfectly captures the mystery found within its pages. Friends, I give you, officially, the cover for I WAS ANASTASIA:

About Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is the author of THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS (2014), FLIGHT OF DREAMS (2016), and I WAS ANASTASIA (2018). Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, and Book of the Month Club selections. She is the co-founder of SheReads.org and lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.

5 Responses to I Was Anastasia Cover Reveal (Plus A Sneak Peek)

  1. Melissa Crytzer Fry October 10, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    Ariel!!! This is SO good; thank you for sharing this brief glimpse. I CANNOT WAIT to read! So happy to hear you say that this was your most difficult novel, but one you’re so proud to have written. The stuff that is worth it is never easy!

  2. Victoria October 11, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    I know you are so proud of this, as well you should be. Very excited for you! Looking forward to reading it.

  3. Katherine Jones October 11, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    LOVE. Cannot wait. Yes, please!

  4. Susan G. October 11, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    I love the cover!! I would want to read the book after seeing the cover…but after reading the reviews from the other authors, my heart is beating fast!
    Can’t wait to read it!
    Congratulations Ariel!

  5. Heather Bell Adams October 16, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    Congrats, Ariel! Love the cover and sounds like such a fabulous story. I can’t wait!

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