Friday, October 10, 2008

Midnight in the Garden

My wife is reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and we are pondering the possibility of spending the holidays in Savannah, Georgia where the book is set.

All this has got me thinking. While I've yet to read Midnight, I've always admired the cover--and as a wannabe book designer--I started to think about what the cover to my next book might look like if Bleak House Books and I used it as inspiration.

The book is tentatively titled The Big Wake-Up. Right now I'm being very circumspect about the themes involved, but it's not giving too much away to mention that, oh, maybe one or two scenes take place in a cemetery.

Leveraging a cemetery photo of my own, here's where my ruminations on design took me:

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3 Comments:

At 4:40 PM, Blogger Picks By Pat said...

I've read "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil" and I think you will like it. If it were fiction, it would have been nominated for an Edgar. A great story.

I like the photo you are proposing for the book!

Considering the title, do you have any of a sleeping statue on a tombstone?

 
At 7:50 PM, Blogger Mark Coggins said...

Pat,

Thanks a lot for the kind words ...

Check this bio for the woman in the picture:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7001084

You'll see there's a reference to waking up in this shot, too.

Hope your writing is going well.

best,

MC

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger ARCHAVIST said...

Both great images - evocative of mood.

 

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