Archive for July, 2008

Houston, we have a cover!

Thursday, July 24th, 2008


As I described in my last entry, my new memoir, “The Longest Trip Home,” is coming out on Oct. 21. Things are clicking along rapidly now on the road to publication, and just last week we settled on a cover. I thought I’d share it with you and ask your opinion. It’s hard to tell from this jpeg, but the green will be a rich matte finish, and the black-and-white photo will be glossy. The gold type is embossed foil, which really looks sharp on the flat green, I think.

Anyway, here it is, the official cover of The Longest Trip Home. I’m thrilled with it. Kudos to the art department at William Morrow, my publisher. And yes, that little kid in the photo is yours truly, on the floor of my childhood home, in 1959 when I was 2 years old. Man, did I love that cowboy shirt!

By the way, please know that I read every single message left here on my blog. I can’t respond to them all, but I do read them and really enjoy what all of you have to say. Whether you are writing from the next town over or from Brazil or Japan or Italy or Australia, I love hearing from you. Thanks for all the messages!

– John