I’ve had a version of One for Sorrow’s cover up on the page I made for the book for a while now, but today my editor sent me the final version and I’m really really happy with it. If you’re curious take a look at the One for Sorrow page and click on the cover image to enlarge it. It captures a lot of the spirit of the book, I think, both a large part of the setting as well as the atmosphere and mood and the central dilemma the narrator, Adam, finds himself in. And if you’re so inclined, you can pre-order the book following the Amazon link. If you haven’t taken a trip to Adam McCormick’s myspace page yet either, or haven’t for a while, it’s been updated with a new blog entry torn from the pages of the novel, and figuratively from the pages of a notebook Adam keeps. If you have a myspace yourself, add Adam to your friend list. I’ll be posting more pieces of the book as it draws nearer and nearer to publication date, as well as posting bulletin announcements from there about readings or any other public events I may be doing in connection with the novel.
Today has been great. It’s sunny and I didn’t need a winter jacket and I got a beautiful cover for my novel and had wonderful classes with my students who were suddenly geniuses about a variety of social ills in the nation and the world. I love days when I have a smile for everyone and everyone has a smile for me.