Cover Reveal–Chasing Down the Night

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.

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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.

Newest chasing down the night cover jpeg

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?

35 comments on “Cover Reveal–Chasing Down the Night

  1. Sounds really exciting. Love the cover. 😃

  2. smilecalm says:

    may readers enjoy
    being eaten alive
    by your publication 🙂

  3. Love the cover! And looking forward to reading the book!

  4. The cover looks great, Fran!

  5. Behind the Story says:

    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.

  6. P. C. Zick says:

    I’d say I’m looking forward to it!

  7. 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.

  8. 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 🙂

  9. Cathy says:

    Fabulous cover! I love it!

  10. jane tims says:

    Sound great, Fran. Cover suggests some of the turns your book may take. Can hardly wait to hear how Izzy does. Jane

  11. Christine Penhale says:

    What a great cover! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for my favourite characters 🙂

  12. Gwen Stephens says:

    It’s a beauty, Fran. I love the one-sentence summaries on what’s in store for members of the Crater Lake gang.

  13. 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. 🙂

  14. 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!

  15. noelleg44 says:

    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.”

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