My novel launched today! (Here at Amazon.)
Since the story is set in the summer of 1985, I’ve been thinking back to those high school days. What were you like in high school?
I wasn’t popular. I liked to be in the art room with a sketch pad or a book. The drawing posted here I did in my AP art class. You’ll notice the girls have no faces. I couldn’t (can’t) draw faces. So, I made the lack of faces a thing. I said the girls were meant not to faces. It was symbolic.
Some people thought the picture was supposed to be two sides of the same girl. Others thought they were sisters, one good and one bad. Funny how they assumed which one was bad. She was inspired by a mix of Howard Jones and Cyndi Lauper.
Back then I couldn’t decide if I should be a writer or an artist. Funny how things work out. What did you want to be when you were in high school?
Anyway, it’s a crazy day. A big thanks goes to my publisher, Plum Tree Books, for making a dream come true.
As an added bonus, a lovely podcast has come out to compliment my novel–music that fits my novel. I get to introduce a few songs and explain why they’re related to my novel. Listen at Claudio Fiore Music.
Thank you to everyone.