Tuesday, February 12, 2008

And the winner is...

Well, not winner exactly, since it wasn't a contest. But those of you who responded about my list of potential new titles picked TROUBLE THE WATER as your favorite more consistently than any of the other possibilities.

That's cool. That one tops my list, too. I like the river theme, and all its slavery/freedom connotations. The working title for the sequel is OVER JORDAN, so the two titles rather "flow" together (ba-dum-dum!).


  1. I like it! *s*

    If you could choose the cover art, Lori, what would it be?

  2. Sallie,

    Definitely no representations of the characters. I'd like a cover that evokes the setting, or even a mood.

    One of my favorite covers is Sharyn McCrumb's Songcatcher novel. Also Francine Rivers' The Last Sin Eater, the original cover to that book is similar, and lovely. I'd be thrilled with something like either of those. The only thing I would object to is the use of human models, whether painted or photographed.

    I suppose if the title stayed with the river/water theme, I'd like to see a view of the creek that borders Mountain Laurel.

    There's likely dozens of covers I'd be happy with, but never with the characters portrayed. Did I mention that already? *bg*

  3. Lori, I just read that Nicole Seitz has a book coming out in April entitled Trouble the Water:

    "Set in the South Carolina Sea Islands, Nicole Seitz's second novel follows the stories of two sisters. One is seeking to recreate her life yet again and learns to truly live from a group of Gullah nannies she meets on the island. The other thinks she's got it all together until her sister's imminent death from cancer causes her to re-examine her own life and seek the healing and rebirth her troubled sister managed to find on St. Anne's Island."

  4. Kaye,

    Oh bother. Well, there's one title I can take off the list then. Thanks for letting me know, Kaye. While I like the title very much, I'm not as attached to it as I am to Kindred.

    Nicole Seitz's book sounds very interesting though! I'm sure I'll be reading it when it comes out.