Last week, I blogged the cover reveal for my good friend Craig Boyack’s new book, Will O’ the Wisp. I shared with you how I designed the cover and how much I loved the story. Today, I am pleased to announce that as of this past weekend, Will O’ the Wisp is finally available for sale on Amazon.
By the way, if you don’t know what a will o’ the wisp is, I’ll be happy to explain in Craig’s own words:
“It is a natural phenomenon involving a light that floats above swampy or boggy areas. It’s also seen with friction associated with tectonic plate movement. Science doesn’t exactly know, because it is extremely rare. There are many legends associated with it, and I took the legends from there.”
I also wanted to show you the difference between the original photo and what ended up being Craig’s cover. Here is the original:
And here again is the finished product:
And since it is now published, I’d like to share the blurb with you as well:
There is something evil up Bergamot Holler, and it’s been targeting the Hall family for generations. Patty Hall is fifteen years old. She loves stargazing, science fiction, and all things related to space exploration. This leaves her perfectly prepared for the wrong problem. Patty is afraid her mother will send her to a care facility if she tells her what she’s seen. If she doesn’t figure things out soon, she’s going to join her father in the Hall family cemetery plot. Patty is going to have to come to grips with her own physical handicap, survive the wilderness, and face an ancient evil all alone if she’s going to survive. Will O’ the Wisp is suitable for young adults. It involves strong elements of suspense and is set in the mid-1970s.
Now if you think this looks or sounds even remotely intriguing, please know that it definitely is! And I’d never steer you wrong. So please hop on over to Amazon and pick yourself up a copy right now. (By the way, if you’re anywhere other than in North America right now, you’ll want to pick up THIS copy. Craig used a portion of song lyrics, and the license he purchased only covered North America. He made a different international version for the rest of the world.)
Time to talk: Did you already know what a will o’ the wisp was? Have you ever known someone who claimed to be the victim of a family curse? Do you like when books are set in a past time of your life so you can vividly recall certain news items, technology, or fads?