Cover Concept: Let the Dead Bury The Dead


If you’ve ever been part of publishing a book, you know that one of the most challenging- and fun- parts of getting your story to print is wrapping it in a cover that doesn’t just look nice, but speaks to the contents of your work, as well.  Sometimes you know exactly what you want, and if you’re lucky, you know exactly who to go to, but more often that not finding the perfect cover means looking at a whole lot of other covers first.

Let the Dead Bury the Dead was no different.  We and Ms. King went
through a variety of cover concepts- and now you get to see them, too.

We aren’t going to revel the final cover just yet, but let us know what you think of these 3 concepts by telling us here, or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. (And, bonus, if you do it by Thursday, February 2, you’ll be entered for a free copy of Let the Dead Bury the Dead!)  Tomorrow we’ll be revealing 2 more concepts, and Friday we’ll reveal the final cover!

Let the Dead Bury the Dead is a WWII era story told through the eyes of seven-year-old Gracie Timmons who, until her mysterious father returns from war, finds herself living with a feisty old spinster and dreaming of running away with the gypsies that camp just outside of town.


Joan King was raised on the family farm southwest of Guthrie, Oklahoma.  She found inspirations in the stories her parents, grandparents and two generations of aunts and uncles fed her—tales of love, hardships, history and a few secrets.

Let the Dead Bury the Dead will be available for purchase from Amazon and SmashWords in the spring of 2017, and is currently open for Advanced Reader Review requests.  For more information on how to secure a copy for review, contact Matt Peters.