Here we go, folks. With a flourish and a bow, a drumroll and a trumpet blast, I give you the cover for the third book of the Crater Lake Series – Chasing Down the Night.
Back of the Book Synopsis
One might be excused for assuming that an idyllic life unfolds for those who have chosen to live and work near the shores of Crater Lake. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Long-time resident, Izzy Montgomery juggles the stress of a new job with her burgeoning home life. Family dynamics go into overdrive when Alexander and Cynthia launch plans to build a home nearby and Liam’s sister, Fiona shows up to do an internship with the local doctor. Lisa-Marie and Justin are back for the summer and sparks fly. While crusty, old Reg keeps sawmill production booming, Beulah runs the organic bakery and plans the First Annual Caleb Jenkins Memorial Ball Tournament. Bethany discovers her own hidden talents working with young people at Micah Camp.
As a nine-year-old’s dreams reflect a dangerous reality, many encounter issues of the past. This is a novel for those who work at building family ties by strengthening the traditional and creating the new. Chasing Down the Night explores a wide-ranging emotional landscape while highlighting the many aspects of day-to-day, rural life. Tears and laughter are inevitable.
Cougar photo courtesy of Father Charles Brandt. Background photo and cover design by Bruce Witzel. Publication date is set for mid-May. I can’t wait. What about you?
Sounds really exciting. Love the cover. 😃
Thank you so much. I’m more than a bit in love myself.
Good luck with your book. 🙂
may readers enjoy
being eaten alive
by your publication 🙂
By a simple comment.
Thank you, kind sir.
Love the cover! And looking forward to reading the book!
Many thanks for being along on this wonderful adventure with me.
The cover looks great, Fran!
Thanks, Jill. Can’t wait to get this one out 🙂
Excellent cover! I hope Fr. Brandt had a long-range zoom lens. That’s a big cougar.
Thanks. As I understand the story, the cat simply strolled right up his path and made itself comfy on the grass in front of his porch. I’ve read that cougars are as curious as regular house cats.
I’d say I’m looking forward to it!
Thanks, Patricia. Champing at the bit to get it out there.
Reblogged this on through the luminary lens and commented:
My wife Francis’ work as an educator, researcher and trauma counselor has lead her to creating the third novel of the Crater Lake Series , due to be released in mid May. Not to give away the storyline, a cougar plays a key role. The cover of Chasing Down the Night is a composite of two images. Believe it or not, the background image is of the forest that surrounds our driveway. The more amazing and prominent image of the cougar was taken by Charles Brandt just outside the porch of his hermitage. Father Charles is a Catholic hermit priest, a deep ecologist and a world renowned book and art conservator.
Please head over to Fran’s blog, disappearing in Plain Sight, to give her a boost and a thumbs up.
Many thanks for the reblog and all of Bruce’s followers who have popped over.
Congratulations! Beautiful cover! You have accomplished my dream 😉
My dream because I don’t believe it’ll ever happen so I content myself with essays, poetry & painting 🙂
At one time it was only my dream, too! Funny how dreams find a way of making themselves real. Essays, poetry and painting – a trio of content 🙂
So there’s still hope for me 😉
It is indeed a trio of content, there’s no pressure & I could never live without that outlet.
Fabulous cover! I love it!
Thanks! We have more than a few tweaks and wrinkles to work out still but almost there.
Sound great, Fran. Cover suggests some of the turns your book may take. Can hardly wait to hear how Izzy does. Jane
Oh, that Izzy. She has her hands full in this book, for sure. She will handle it all in her own unique way 🙂
What a great cover! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for my favourite characters 🙂
Depending on who you identify with – I think this newest novel gives something for everyone. Can’t wait to get it out there in the public realm.
It’s a beauty, Fran. I love the one-sentence summaries on what’s in store for members of the Crater Lake gang.
Thanks, Gwen. Writing the book synopsis is my least favourite thing to do. Still a few wrinkles to iron out of the cover but I’m almost there.
Fran: Congratulations on what looks like another wonderful book! And Bruce needs an extra pat on the back for a terrific cover. I still receive many compliments on the cover he designed for my THE GOOD LUCK HIGHWAY. Can’t wait to read your newest. 🙂
We had to work a bit more on the cover due to a few issues. As is usually the case, when one is dragged into revisions kicking and screaming, the final product is so much better for the effort. Thanks for your support. Here’s the link to Chasing Down the Night – live on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WV7XH2S
I’m another one who found my way to your blog through Bruce. I am so glad he pointed in your direction! 🙂 Congratulations on another book. I’m always interesting in good reading!
Thank you so much for making the click trip over to my blog and your well wishes. Here’s the link to the newly released Chasing Down the Night on Amazon. If you check out more recent posts, I’ve included links to Kobo, Nook and iTunes 🙂 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WV7XH2S
I have already purchased the “new one” you’ve released, and think I need to start at the beginning. I’m looking forward to the series. 🙂
Many thanks! I do try to make each book ‘stand-alone’ but to really appreciate the characters and storylines, of course, I’d love to have you along for the whole ride 🙂
What a cover!!!
Many thanks! It had to undergo a couple of revisions before finalization and I was, of course, impatient with the changes. But, as it turned out, the final product was so much better. As my husband often says to me, “Patience, Grasshopper.”