Far Away by Victoria Blake

Far Away by Victoria Blake

Here is the cover of my new book, Far Away, which is due out this summer. I like it very much for its mean and moody atmosphere. I love those footprints tracking away through the snow. I like that lone wolf of a man on the horizon. I’ve been very lucky so far in the covers I’ve had. I’ve never had much cause to complain.

The cover of my first book, Bloodless Shadow, was Hertford Bridge, the Oxford “Bridge of Sighs,” a bridge I had walked under I don’t know how many times in my life, because it was the route from our home to the market where my mother did most of our shopping. Like this one, it also had the silhouette of a man walking away. The man looked rather eerily like my father. However Dad had died three months before the book was published. Well, I thought he was dead until he materialized on the front of my book!

Bloodless Shadow

Bloodless Shadow

Far Away is the first book I’ve published as an Independent Author and it’s a very different thing when you are choosing your own cover – a degree of paranoia kicks in. After all, even if we wish it wasn’t the case, we all know the snap judgments we make on the basis of appearance. So covers matter. It’s what your prose is dressed in. Anyway, here it is and I’m delighted to show it to you.

What do you think of the cover? If you’re a writer what have your experiences been like with your covers? Tell me the good, the bad and the ugly!



10 thoughts on “FAR AWAY

  1. Great cover Vicky, looks really professional. I very much judge books by their covers, and this one would be a hit with me! If you want any reviews done for the release date, do let me know. Regardless, I’m sure it’ll be wonderful!


    • Thank you so much for your comment. I’m at the slightly paranoid stage at the moment – dreams of my mother being very disapproving and big waves beckoning at the window. Oh, the joys of approaching publication!


  2. Louise and I both like the cover very much, it looks suitably cold and atmospheric. I am glad it’s not me heading for the mountains. Good luck with the book, and hope it is as successful as your father’s escape.


  3. I think it’s a great cover, Victoria. It can be taken from so many different viewpoints – are you the person who is far away from the person on the cover, or is the person on the cover feeling faraway or on his journey there.
    I completely agree about your previous covers. They have always hit you between the eyes – but then so have the titles. Brilliant!
    It’s wonderful to see Far Away beginning its journey …


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