eBook Cover for a Novel
I've completed my first novel. It's complete and formatted and ready for upload.
Title: Fast Luck
Author: D.E. Morin
Well, you already know this is my first novel so I've never done this before.
Ok....after seeing my chicken and the alligator idea in action I can see it was probably not a good one. And maybe I was too specific. It's not good for someone like me, who is not a graphic artist, to be too specific. So let me back up and try again.
What the book is really about.
Below I've given a synopsis. But what the book is really about is perception. How people see the world and life. How they see themselves and how they explain events that are happening around them. On one end of the spectrum you have Mr. Spock on Star Trek who only deals in the facts. And then you have everyone else. And everyone else won't allow trivial things like facts to get in the way of how they see themselves or explain events in their lives or the lives of others. Perception.
One of the main characters in the the book, five-year old Charles Krebs, receives a big, old raggedy pair of binoculars for a birthday present. The binoculars play a central role in the story. The binoculars and Charles are inseperable and he views everything with them, his entire world, as limited as it may be. The binoculars are symbolic of how people see the the world. Magnified, slightly distorted and out of context.
Things in the book: Oranges and groves, Big old black raggedy binoculars, white hen, alligators, black crow, lime green anole and of course, luck.
Of course, I'm open to ALL ideas.
Title Location across the Top.Author Location across the Bottom.
Format should be suitable for Amazon Kindle KDP Select. (I think this is what its called.)
I will be happy to acknowledge the winning designer on the book's title page. i.e. Cover Design by: So and So.
Fast Luck is a tale of the crossing of lives never meant to meet. Life forces Mother Nature worked extremely hard to keep separate. On the rare occasion, when such events occur some unusual things can happen. Some say what happened this time is all just a coincidence, while others call it dumb luck, or destiny or providence. Seems everybody sees it differently and everyone has their own word.
The life of five-year old Charles Krebs could easily be described as the positive pole of a tiny, yet powerful little magnet. All good things seem to roll his way. He doesn’t much consider luck and he doesn’t consider himself to be exceptionally lucky. It’s just the way things are. He’s been on a life-long win streak and those just don’t come round very often.
Zach Washington and his family are pickers, the traveling fruit and vegetable kind. They live on the other end of the magnet. Their lives are one of simple survival and harder luck.
The Washington’s take up temporary winter residence in the local picker village to cash in on harvesting the seasons citrus crop. Their misfortune continues when Zach has a run-in with Willis Reilly, the thieving, near-do-well, picker crew chief for the Bluebird Citrus Company. Pushed along by friend and foe alike, Zach’s encounter will drive he and his family to a rendezvous with a very lucky little five-year old.
It’s a story from long ago. From a land changed hard by time and what some call progress. It’s a place where alligators once dined on Wonderbread, where chickens played pianos and monkeys, they rode on rockets.