Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cover Reveal for The Devil’s Backbone

I am thrilled to reveal the cover for my debut novel, The Devil’s Backbone.





The cover is an original photo taken by my cover artist, John A. Parker. The photo was shot on the Natchez Trace Parkway, where the book takes place. The boy on the left portrays Kit, the 200-year-old postal rider ghost and the boy in the blue hoodie portrays David, the main character.

Blurb for The Devil’s Backbone (for readers ages 9 & up):

David Baxter takes the blame for the graffiti on the school gym doors to keep his friend out of trouble and earns a three-day suspension. His dad, the juvenile judge, forces him to go on a roadtrip to redemption on the Natchez Trace Parkway. What his dad doesn’t know is that David meets a ghost carrying the last letter of Meriwether Lewis - the piece of evidence that may solve the 200-year-old mystery of Lewis’s death. Thanks to the ghost, David just might figure out how to relate to his dad and forgive his wayward mom.

I love the cover and I hope you do, too. The book will be available next month. Stay tuned for more info.

14 comments:

Barbara Watson said...

Love! And I know just the moment in the story this is depicting!

Rae Ann Parker said...

Thank you Barbara! And yes, you do. :-)

kourtneyheintz said...

Very cool picture. Makes me curious about the book. :) I'd definitely flip it over to read the back cover blurb and then I'd take it home. I'd pay first of course. :)

Awesome job, Rae Ann!

Rae Ann Parker said...

Thank you Kourtney! I'm glad you like it. And yes, paying first is good. :-)

Tracy Barrett said...

Beautiful--congrats!

Rae Ann Parker said...

Thank you Tracy!!

Dana said...

LOVE the cover and the blurb, Rae Ann! I can't wait to share this story with my daughter - 8 years old, but she reads above grade level and I'm sure she'll enjoy it.

Keep me posted on the release date - I'll definitely pick up a copy!

Rae Ann Parker said...

Thank you Dana! I will keep you posted.

Colette Ballard said...

Love the cover, Rae Ann! Sounds like a great read--so excited for you!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Love it, Rae Ann! The old-timey feel is great, and I like the contrast in the two boys' outfits. And I second what Dana said -- great blurb!

Rae Ann Parker said...

Thank you Colette!!

Thank you Caryn! I like the contrast in their clothing, too. :-)

Genetta said...

Such a cool cover photo! Your photographer's choice of sepia tones for the ghost contrasts well with the blue hoodie to make your main character pop! I can't wait to read this book!

Terri Hoover Dunham said...

Great cover, Rae Ann and great blurb too.

Rae Ann Parker said...

Thank you Genetta! I really like the way the ghost is fading out on the cover. I'm glad you like it too!

Thank you Terri! I'm glad you like it.