G S Johnston, Show Me Your Cover!
This is the cover of “The Skin of Water”
And you can pick up the ebook HERE!
I worked with a friend, Ian, on the cover. He directs documentaries. (http://www.ianwthomson.com/resume.html) We wanted something that encapsulated WWII in Budapest. I found the photo of the bombed Margaret Bridge while I was researching. We added the woman – her clothes and hair are of the time and also of my character Catherine Steiner. I didn’t want to show her face as I wanted the reader to imagine Catherine for themselves. I like the cover a lot. Given we had limited access to photos of the time, I think it works really well.
“Passions flare and alliances shift in this breathtaking story of survival set during the final days of World War II in Hungary.
Young Zeno dreams of moving to Budapest and becoming a great filmmaker in the Hungarian film studios. But one evening he follows Catherine Steiner, a guest at the exclusive lakeside resort where he works as a bellboy, into the forest. Unknowingly he dives into her life, changing his forever.
Her husband is a wealthy industrialist with the power to create – or crush – Zeno. Despite Catherine’s protests, Zeno moves to Budapest and takes a servant’s job in the Steiner house, shining her husband’s shoes while hearing the family’s secrets.
All Zeno and Catherine have are precious hours in a secret apartment, tucked above the uneasy streets of a city at war, their affair a flimsy wall against a future no one can see or predict. Until it arrives.”
Hi Greg! Thank you for sharing your cover with us. I have to say from the woman’s hairstyle and jewelry, I can tell she represents the 40’s. Your cover has a vintage feel to it. And after reading the blurb, your cover depicts the story quite well, But what really caught my eye, considering I’m not a cover person, was the title. If you get a chance would you tell us, in the comments, how you came about the title for your book.
And to all the other authors that have shared a cover so far, if you get a chance, go to your cover post and leave us a comment as to how the title of your book came about, please! 🙂 I’m curious to know.