I decided to join in on Shannon Mayer’s monthly indie book cover art poll thingie for fun last month, pretty sure that I wouldn’t win but excited to be involved anyway. Of course, I didn’t, but I knew that going in and especially when I saw some of the amazing covers that my cover stood against.
This month’s winner was the excellent cover for Telesa, by Lani Wendt Young:
Congrats Lani! Check out the trailer for the book, and read her short blurb below.
I was born and raised in Samoa, in the South Pacific. I went to university in the USA and New Zealand, studying English Literature, Women’s Studies and Education. Back in Samoa I worked as a secondary school English teacher for 7 years and did lots of writing in between for the local newspaper and for myself. My short fiction has been published in Samoa, NZ, Australia and the UK. My collection of short stories “Sleepless in Samoa” won the 2011 USP Press Fiction Award. My story ‘Beast that Came from the Sea’ was one of 24 Winners in the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition and has been professionally recorded and broadcast in over 50 countries. I also write stories for children that are used in primary school reading programs.In 2009 I was commissioned to research and write the narrative non-fiction book ‘Pacific Tsunami Galu Afi’ about the devastating tsunami which hit Samoa, American Samoa and the islands of Northern Tonga. The book was funded by the Australian Govt Aid program and all book sale profits go back to tsunami survivors who were interviewed for the record. My book ‘TELESA The Covenant Keeper‘ is the first in a YA fantasy/romance/thriller series. I’m married to Darren Young (who is probably the most patient and most hottest man alive) and we have five children ranging in age from 4 to 16yrs. We now live in New Zealand where I try very hard never to leave my hermit cave. I blog as a slightly demented Domestic Goddess at Sleepless in Samoa.