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Monday, November 4, 2013

(Quickly) Opinions, please

In less than 24 hours I need to make a final decision on the book cover. Here are two versions:

Which do you prefer? Or a combo of the two?

Here's the back cover. I think it's pretty well nailed down, but if you have comments, please let me know. Time's a-wastin'!

Later today I'll join James Adams at his workshop to make more bookmarks. Over the weekend I saw him sharpening knives on a whetstone, and I can testify that he has no fear of cutting edges. To demonstrate how his thumb was healing, he whacked on the bandage with the back of a knife, apparently feeling no pain. At least, no blood spurted out. James is a character. A good one. A pleasure to work with.


  1. Hi, Joe.

    I'd rather go with the first one but aligned left like the second.

    Keep up the great work, I love to read your stories.


  2. Thank YOU for creating your characters and for relating the stories from your life. After years reading your books I stumbled upon your blog about a year ago and read every single entry in a row whitin a short period of time. Couldn't put it down!

    You may not be rich or A-list famous but you are truly rich in the sense that you know how to enjoy life and you see the meaning in the little details and situations. And that is priceless. Thanks.


  3. Thank you, Jojo. Every once in a while somebody like you reminds me why it is all worthwhile. Bless you.

  4. Yep, that's the consensus by a wide margin. We're going with the plain font, with one difference: the subtitle will be left-justified for better balance.