Cover Reveal! A Thousand Rooms

screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-09-25-592Ta da! Here it is, the cover for my latest novel, A Thousand Rooms. I wrote the book about two years ago during NaNoWriMo – since then, I’ve been editing and rewriting to get it ready for publication. I’ve had some wonderful beta readers along the way, including Ali Isaac, Louise Allen and Angelika Offenwanger – thank you so much for all your valuable feedback! Esther Newton lent her editing expertise to give it a final polish, and my brother, Rich Jones at Turning Rebellion, took my photo of red shoes and created a cover which I think perfectly captures the spirit of the story – thank you!

I realise the above paragraph sounds a little bit like one of those award show acceptance speeches, but I do think it’s important to acknowledge how many people it can take to produce a book. I feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful group of authors and bloggers around the world, and really appreciate your support.

So, what’s the book about?

You don’t wake up expecting to die…

Katie is thirty-two, single, and used to work in advertising. She’s also dead. A lost soul hitching rides with the dying, trying to find her way to… wherever she’s supposed to be.

And whoever she’s supposed to be with.

Heaven, it seems, has a thousand rooms. What will it take to find hers?

I’m just finalising the formatting, with a view to publishing, hopefully, within the week. And, once I have published… you’ll be the first to know!


57 thoughts on “Cover Reveal! A Thousand Rooms

  1. Congratulations, Helen! I love that you used your own shoes on the cover… that’s amazing! And it’s certainly eye catching, something about the red of the shoes against that blue sky, lovely! 😁😙

    1. Thanks so much, Ali – I’m so glad you ‘get’ the cover. The shoes are mine, but sadly they’re only a size four, far too small for my clodhoppers 😀 And I’m really happy with the colour scheme, my brother really did well with it.

    1. Wow, thanks Anthony – that’s so kind of you! I’m hoping to have it all published by the weekend, just sorting out the e0book now. I will post on the blog once it’s out there. How’s family life treating you? Hope all is well 🙂

  2. Love that you have your shoes in there! Love the blurb too can’t wait to read this… (after silver and black!!) wink wink, hurry up so I can beta! 😋 Let me know what I can do to help with the launch

    1. Thanks, Sacha 🙂 I really appreciate you sharing so much already. At the moment I have a few guest spots lined up and am hoping to run launch type stuff in the next week or so – anything you can do I’m sure will be great.
      And I know – Silver and Black! I will be heading back there once this is all done (plus there’s that fourth Ambeth book hanging around too…)

    1. Thanks so much, Louise – I’m pretty thrilled with the cover too 🙂 The story itself hasn’t changed too much since you read it, but it’s certainly more resolved, I think. I’ll send you a copy if you like, just let me know xx

    1. Thank you! Everyone who’s read the story has been ‘Yes!’ when they saw the cover, they totally get it. Yet I had someone tweet me yesterday asking what ‘high-heeled shoes’ had to do with the story, so that was kind of cool. I replied that they were symbolic, but I couldn’t give any more away 🙂 I’m thrilled with the cover too – it’s one of the great things about working with my brother. He actually went a bit off-brief but I like this better than what I wanted originally 🙂

      1. That’s what happened with Seventh Son, too – I had no idea what to expect, but loved what my cover guy (Steven Novak) came up with.

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