Friday, June 1, 2012

JUNE 1st An Exciting Announcement!

As I sat down to write this post, I was amazed when I realized how many writers I've met along this weight/health journey. Not only bloggers, but book authors.  



Today I'm excited to tell you about one writer that is about to have a long held dream of hers come true: she is courageously announcing the launch of her new book today, due out this summer! 

She is our very own Jules aka Big Girl Bombshell, Here.

Her book is titled:

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Beyond the Flying Monkeys

by
Jules Joyce


And yes, she loves that great old movie The Wizard of Oz. The metaphors in her book are based upon the rich symbolism from The Wizard of Oz.




Why am I involved with her book launch?? Because I had the honor to be asked to do the cover art for her book! 

I've followed Jules' blog for sometime now, and connected with her heart and vision of learning, changing and growing from the inside out, and with her courage to share that process with the world. Here is the cover for her new book (can click to enlarge):




For all the details and links, please visit Jules (HERE)  . Her book is honest and rich in imagery. The questions she asks  along her "yellow brick road", her personal journey, will open up your thinking to all sorts of new possibilities! I think you'll enjoy a peek behind the curtain of Big Girl Bombshell. 



For those interested in peeking behind the curtain of how the art was created... I'll be doing a series on my art blog (HERE)  as to how it was made. 

I'll bare it all:
from the ratty looking preliminary sketches 
to playing with color schemes (some were ghastly!) 
to what all the symbolism on the cover means
to tips on how to create your own cover for that e-book you know you want to write
to the finished book cover 

I took lots of photos, so it'll take several posts to cover it all. It should be fun... if you're into that kind of thing, LOL! Join me over at Art by Retta  for it, starting later today.

Congratulations Jules, on the birth announcement of your new book!



My book quote for today:  "It's not until you risk it all and go for the thing you really want that life becomes unlimited." --Richard Machowicz, Unleash The Warrior Within

My verse for today:  "He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way."

My quote for today: "Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself." --Katherine Sharp

Enjoy the Journey,

Loretta
=^..^=

DAY 1019

18 comments:

Leslie said...

Wow - what an honor for you, Loretta! The cover is indeed amazing, and I'll be checking out the book as soon as I comment here! Congratulations to both you and Jules - quite an accomplishment for each of you.

I love your quote for the day - I've learned that the journey to self IS life, revealed a day and even a moment at a time.

Deb Willbefree said...

Hey, girlfriend. I left a comment on your art blog, not realizing that you had posted here, too. But to sum up-->The cover is simply amazing. Such detail and symbolism...and skill. LOVED IT!

You, my LtL, have your own career launching this summer. You know that, right? Other authors will see it and seek you out. Get your studio ready. :)

Deb

Jules said...

I will be watching your art blog to see just how you performed such a wonderful feat of beauty!
Much love...
Proud to share this with you....

Judy W said...

Beautiful cover lady! WELL done! Such an honor and may this book be all that God meant it to be and more! ♥

Rettakat said...

Thank you, Leslie, I appreciate your comment. I think you'll identify with Jules' book when it comes out. :-)

Rettakat said...

Awww, thank you, Deb.

Rettakat said...

It's going to be a fun series... I even took photos of the "goofs". :-D
I'm looking forward to your summer launch.

Rettakat said...

Thank you so much for that, Judy.

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

I love the effect of this particular piece. Sort of dreamy. I love it that just when I think I know what a Loretta piece will look like, you surprise me. Your talent is truly a gift and I'm glad that you are getting another chance to share it with the world.

Rettakat said...

Aww, thanks for that.
"...just when I think I know what a Loretta piece will look like, you surprise me."
LOL! What a fun comment... loved it. You made me smile. :-)

45and304 said...

Congratulations to both of you Loretta! An author and an artist...love it!

Shrink to Fit said...

Congrats to you, Loretta, and to the author, as well! I'm excited for you. The cover art is stunning!

M Pax said...

Congrats to Jules! Awesome! I wish her all success. The book cover is fantastic.

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Wicked COOOL. Cover art looks FANTASTIC!! You are really talented!! :)

~Margene

Rettakat said...

Thank you, I appreciate that, and I'm sure Jules does, too. :-)

Rettakat said...

Thanks so much for your kind words!

Rettakat said...

Thanks, Mary, I appreciate your words.

Rettakat said...

Thank you, Margene!

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