Dreams of the Boardwalk Cover Art

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When it became clear that Dreams of the Boardwalk was going to be much longer than I expected, I decided to make it a stand-alone novella instead of (or rather, in addition to) one more short story in a collection of short stories about New York City.

When I made that decision, I contacted the talented Ruben de Vela, the artist who created the covers of Hometown and The Truth of Rock and Roll.  What you see above was the first sample he sent me.  I like it a lot, but I wanted to see a bit more of our heroine, so this is what he sent next:

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That was more like it.  Doesn’t she look joyously badass, dancing in her summer dream?

Of course, this is still just a sample.  If you followed that link to Ruben’s Deviantart page (or have seen the covers for Hometown or The Truth of Rock and Roll), you know that Ruben’s completed work is far more awesome.  So stay tuned.  In the meantime, Dreams of the Boardwalk itself is nearly complete – or at least its first draft is.  So very soon, I’m going to start posting it here, chapter by chapter, for you to enjoy and review.  And after that, the big unveiling of the e-book.  So stay tuned for all that, as well.

 

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