Cover Reveal – ROW80 Update

My ROW80 goals went a bit off target these past two weeks. Last week I made the final amendments to The Butterfly Storm as suggested by my proofreader, so I can finally say the editing process is finished. Since then I’ve had to concentrate on marking the creative folders for the undergraduate lifewriting course I teach so any time to work on The House of Stone, my new WIP, just didn’t happen. I did, however, finally have time to finish Joanne Phillips’ Can’t Live Without, a wonderful and heartwarming novel, which I urge you to check out and I’ve now started Alana Terry’s recently published novel, The Beloved Daughter.

As well as putting the final touches to the The Butterfly Storm, the cover is finished too and I thought today was as good a time as any to reveal it:

I’d love to know what you think of it…

With just over four weeks to go until I launch The Butterfly Storm my focus will now firmly be on how to go about marketing and promoting it. I also want to set up a blog tour, so if anyone is interested in me writing a guest post or being interviewed then please just let me know! (I’ll be more than happy to return the favour too.)


Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Oh wow – I love it Kate! It’s fantastic. And it would be great to interview you/have you write a guest post on my blog. We’ll have to arrange something soon. All the best with it. It deserves to be successful. 😀

    • Thanks so much, Elaine, that really means a lot. Yes, I would love to write something/be interviewed for your blog, perhaps we should try and meet up again in the next couple of weeks? I would love to do the same for you when you publish The Inheritance later on this year. :-)

  2. Yes that would be wonderful, let’s meet soon. And it would be fantastic if you could help some way in the promotion of The Inheritance when the time comes. x

  3. I think it’s beautiful, Kate. Really beautiful. One of the best covers I’ve seen in a long time and I’m totally jealous 😉 (In a good way) Who designed it for you?
    So glad you enjoyed Can’t Live Without, I can’t wait to read The Butterfly Storm. It’s a shame indies can’t set up pre-orders on Amazon as I’d buy it today!
    I’d love to have you stop off at my blog if you think it would be a good fit. I have some lovely, supportive blog followers – both writers and readers – and I’m sure they’d love to hear about your book. So let me know what date would be good for you if you’d like to come on for your tour xxx

    • You have made my day with those comments, Jo – thank you so much. I actually designed the cover along with my husband – I had an idea of what I wanted, managed to find the image and knew the kind of fonts I wanted for the title and my name and then Nik did all the clever technical bits.

      Many thanks for the offer of stopping off at your blog – I would absolutely love to. I’ll have a think about what date will be good and will let you know.

      I’m looking forward to reading The Family Trap now. :-) xx

  4. That’s a really beautiful cover. Congrats on getting the story done and ready to publish!

  5. That is gorgeous, Kate! I would definitely pick that up in a bookshop!

  6. I really like the design of your cover, but I find myself wondering what it would look like in thumbnail — I fear it wouldn’t have enough contrast and that the title and especially the author name would get lost. Don’t want to be a single negative voice, but I’m trying to look at it from a practical and marketing pov. Maybe downsize and look at it yourself, try to decide if it still works at the size it will show up in most online bookstores?

    • You’re not being negative, Ruth, I appreciate your suggestion and it is something that I’ve thought about. I’ve got the image saved in a whole range of sizes and I’m happy with it smaller, so hopefully it will look OK on Amazon etc.

  7. Wow, I adore that cover! Really beautiful, and it makes me wonder what’s hiding behind it. :)

    • Thanks Kate! I’m so pleased with all the positive comments and even better that you’re interested in knowing what’s behind it. :-) :-)

  8. I love the cover too, it’s beautiful – and I’m so impressed you (and hubby) did it yourself. You are so talented!

    Best of luck with the run up to the launch. I’ll totally buy The Butterfly Storm when it’s ready! I’m reading The Beloved Daughter at the moment, and really enjoying it. Apart from being the person officially in charge of marketing in NZ (LOL), I wasn’t going to host any non-fantasy books on the blog tour. However as I’m loving Alana’s book, I’m figuring it’s my blog and I’m going to host whoever I like – so if you fancy a slot on mine, let me know.

    • Thanks so much, Raewyn. I love the fact that you’re officially in charge of book marketing in NZ and with that in mind 😉 I would love to pop by your blog on my tour if you’ll have me. I’ll email you about it. Thanks again for such kind and encouraging words!

  9. This is a beautiful cover! I don’t know much about your book. The cover plus title makes me think of a strong, lively woman who maybe experiences a storm or two and emerges even more beautiful. Am I close? I don’t have a large blog following but would happily do an interview!

    • Alana, it’s as if you’ve written The Butterfly Storm yourself! Yeah, pretty close with that description (and actually a lovely way of describing it). I would be very happy to have an interview with you too – thanks so much. And talking of interviews I must send you some questions soon for my 5 Minutes With… May post. I did email you a little while back (not sure if you got it as my emails have been playing up) about sending you some questions but it’s been a bit hectic recently – I’ll email you some questions this week if that’s OK with you. :-)

      • Kate, Butterfly Storm sounds gripping. Can’t wait to read it. That’s exciting you’re getting so close. Sorry about the email mixup. Yes, please send me questions whenever you’re ready! And then just let me know about when you’d like to do an interview on my blog and I’ll shoot some questions back to you!

  10. Beautiful cover! I am so impressed by writers who decide to self-publish: so much to do! I wouldn’t know where to start 😉 Best of luck during the marketing phase!

  11. Pingback: Kate Frost – Blog Awards Special and ROW80 Update

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *