I am so excited to be able to share the cover for my second novel with The Wild Rose Press—The Haunting of William Gray!
Participating in the progress of publishing a novel can be daunting at times, but nothing is more rewarding than seeing an end result we are all pleased with.
Covers set the tone and give the readers an impression of what lies just beyond. They can delight an author or give us angst. Beyond the cover awaits friendship, love, betrayal, greed, death, and destruction in a beautiful southern coastal town with deep roots in American history.
“Benevolent spirit or vengeful ghost–that is what Madeline Waters and William Gray must discover about the apparition haunting Gray Estate in The Haunting of William Gray.”
Rae Monet is the cover artist for both my published novels and has done a great job. A million thanks to her.
So, readers, what do you think?
The Haunting of William Gray will be available for pre-sale in October and worldwide release is November 11, 2015.
Renee Johnson is the author of Acquisition, and The Haunting of William Gray. She is currently working on a Young Adult novel, while editing a suspense novel which has international flair–an homage to her love of travel and foreign food. She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, Tony Johnson, and one very spoiled German shepherd named Gretel.
Great cover and sounds like a great read! And we will be release day buddies, as my TWRP novel Ghosts Don’t Lie also meets the world on 11/11. Congrats and best of luck!
Yay! Congratulations to you as well. It’s the perfect time of year for a little haunting!!
I LOVE it! Well done, Renee and Rae!
Thank you Elude. Rae is great!
That is absolutely beautiful, one of the loveliest I’ve seen. Congratulations!
Laura, thank you. I like it too!
Wow! It looks great, Renee. Congratulations! That cover is fantastic!
Thank you Jill. Pretty soon you’ll be sharing your cover. Yay!
Ooh! It’s beautiful and perfect! How exciting! Can’t wait to read it!
Karen, thank you! I’m excited to spend time writing and working out with you. And I just printed off some pages for the reading. I think it is appropriate for New England in October to read something haunting…
Love the cover!
I’m so glad it has the visual appeal you and others find interesting. Thank you.
Awesome cover! Congratulations! 🙂
Thank you so much Mary!
Great cover! Congrats on the new contract.
Thank Lilly. I’m getting excited about the release.
I think it’s a beautiful cover and an enticing title/cover combination.
Oh, thank you Linda. Enticing–I like that!
Beautiful cover, Renee! Rae Monet does a great job.
She does indeed. Thank you Jana!
I think it looks great!
Thank you Patti!
A really intriguing cover. Your artist did a good job.
Thank you Raymona. The artist is Rae Monet and she is excellent. I hope she reads the lovely comments about her work.
Congratulations Renee, it looks great, definitely makes me want to read it.
Thanks Andrea! It is so good to know that the cover is enticing to others.
I think the cover looks great! Must be fun indeed to see the realization of the writing into a physical book. Congratulations!
Thank you Otto. If you like it, it must be good!! I’ll take your comment as wonderful praise because you understand the importance of one image setting a tone.
The cover is wonderful and certainly would make me pick it up. I look forward to the read.
Thank you Michelle. I hope it is as enjoyable to read!!
So happy for you Renee! Love the cover! I know this is such a fulfillment of your dreams. Keep going!
Thank you Sheila. I’m so glad you like the cover.
I like the overlays and plays with transparencies. Uneasiness. restlessness. And so many sounds wrap around it. Nicely done. Congrats!
Thank you Karen! I appreciate your feedback. It’s been such a busy time for me lately.