“There aren’t any stories except the ones we bring with us.” — Flyaway
One of the great joys of being a writer/illustrator is the moment when someone takes a project out of your hands and brings it back made into something solid and shining and wonderful.
Or, in my publisher’s case, uses it to make book-angels.
(Flyaway is out 28 July 2020, and is available for preorder now.)
My Australian Gothic novella Flyaway will be released in July next year — but Tor.com has now revealed the cover (fabulous design by Jaya Miceli, from a silhouette by me).
REVEALING THE COVER TO FLYAWAY, AN AUSTRALIAN GOTHIC DARK FANTASY DEBUT FROM KATHLEEN JENNINGS
It comes with some useful links (although I’ll let you know more about pre-orders as that becomes available) and a few lovely words from Kelly Link, Holly Black, C.S.E. Cooney and Brooke Bolander — authors whose way with stories I very much admire.
I am extremely delighted with this cover, for which the designer and art directors should get most of the credit (and I adore the typeface), and I can’t wait (I must wait!) for the book to be a real thing in the world.
Do you like crime? mystery? forgotten books of the 19th century?
I’m very delighted to be involved with the cover designs for the first books of this new teaching press at UQ: Corella Press.
Corella Press is a not-for-profit small press committed to making beautiful, collectable editions of recovered Australian nineteenth-century crime and mystery stories.
Corella Press launches with Bridget’s Locket and Other Mysteries by ‘Waif Wander’ (Mary Helena Fortune). This triptych of works by a premier Australian crime writer of the nineteenth century includes Dora Carleton: A Tale of Australia, a novella published for the first time since 1866.
I will reveal more as I can. In the meantime, here is a teaser: