THE COVER IS HERE!
The cover of The Revenge Artist is finally here! Now I can stop checking my emails every five minutes.
If any of my students are reading this…I would like to point out that that was a perfect example of hyperbole. Every five minutes? Come on now, don’t I have better things to do? I mean, the only reason I always have my phone in my hand during class is because I have that app that lets me remote-control my Keynote presentations…right?
Now, if I had said, “His inbox had never enjoyed such constant attention of late,” that would be personification, giving an electronic mailbox human characteristics. Or, “Fly my little monkeys, fly, and bring me back that email!” he cackled. That would be an allusion to the Wicked Witch of the West’s preoccupation with Dorothy’s ruby slippers (Notice the word “preoccupation” acting as an understatement in that last sentence?). Or better, an allusion to Captain Ahab’s obsession with a single white whale: “That’s what ye’ve shipped for men…to chase that book cover!”
Or, how about this simile: “He waited on the final cover-art for his novel like an expectant nineteen-fifties father, unmercifully barred from the bedside of his co-creation.”
Wait…come to think of it; I may really have been checking my email every five minutes. In that case I was being literal; so, disregard what I said earlier. But really, can you blame me? That’s my baby we’re talking about, man! My baby!
Where was I? Oh yeah… THE COVER FOR MY NOVEL THE REVENGE ARTIST IS HERE!
The Revenge Artist is the story of a bullied teen who embarks on a dark and destructive journey of revenge when she discovers she has the power to make bad things happen by drawing them.
The book will be available October 22 from Lycaon Press.
SO PLEASE BE PATIENT (You can follow this blog, stop by my website: booksbyphiliphoy.com or just keep checking your emails).
It’s here…it’s here…my book cover is here… uh-huh…uh-huh…uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh… It’s here…it’s here…my book cover is here…