Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Morning Musings

I'm happy to be part of a cover reveal for Laura Eno's upcoming book Jewel of Shaylar. This is a terrific cover and proves once again the importance of a truly great cover.

Here is a bit about the book:
 
Archaeologist David Alexander investigates the cave where his father disappeared and hurtles into another world, one filled with magic and bizarre creatures. The mad ravings in his father's journals of icemen and dragons may not be fantasies after all.
Convinced his father may still be alive, David begins a treacherous journey to find him and discover a way home. Along the way, he encounters a few unlikely friends. A Dreean warrior, a beautiful thief and a satyr join him as he searches.
 
David's arrival into this new world sets off an explosive chain reaction of events. Faced with powerful adversaries and few clues, he may not get the chance to rescue his father before disaster strikes, condemning both of them to death. Or worse.
 
 
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In Oscar news, "Argo" won best picture and Daniel Day-Lewis won his third Oscar for best-actor for his performance as Abraham Lincoln in  "Lincoln." The award for best actress went to Jennifer Lawrence for her performance as a young widower in "Silver Linings Playbook." Anne Hathaway won the supporting-actress Oscar win as a doomed mother-turned-prostitute in the musical "Les Miserables."

Christoph Waltz won his second supporting-actor Oscar  a genteel bounty hunter in "Django Unchained." Tarantino also won his second Oscar, for original screenplay for "Django."

In a big surprise Taiwanese director Ang Lee won the best-director trophy, when many people expected it to go to Steven Spielberg  for "Lincoln." Another neat surprise was when Michelle Obama appeared to be one of the presenters for the best-picture award.

Normally I try to see most of the films nominated for awards, but this year I was not able to. Looking forward to seeing them on DVD in the future. What about you? Did you see them? Agree with the awards?

9 comments:

Laura Eno said...

Thank you so much for revealing my cover!
I didn't watch the oscars...since I didn't see any movies. :)

Dany said...

That cover looks great! Good luck, Laura Eno!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I did see Argo...in a real theater, a rare outing for me. I found the film fascinating because I could remember the real event as it happened (and also remember how little we were told as the situation unfolded. It's a good movie, so I was happy it won.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Laura's cover is very striking. It would really stand out in a bookstore.

Maryann Miller said...

You're very welcome, Laura. I really like your cover. Getting it right is so important. So far today, my graphic artist and I have gone through two versions of the one for my next book, but it is getting there.

Diane, I agree that the cover is an e-catcher.

Patricia, I have not been to the theatre in too long. We were supposed to go this past weekend, then I got sick again. UGH! Now most of the films I want to see are probably gone.

Thanks for stopping by, Dany.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laura's book cover rocks!

Maryann Miller said...

So true, Alex. And your latest cover is great, too.

Maryann Miller said...

So true, Alex. And your latest cover is great, too.

LD Masterson said...

Great cover. Even greater - I've been seeing it all around the blog circuit.