While many of you were with us when we revealed the final cover for More Than You Think You Know by Cyndi Perkins on Facebook Live the other day, we’d still like to do a reveal here on our blog, as well.
All of the cover concepts that we shared got a lot of love, and we’re so happy that you liked them, but there can really be only one winner. The good news is, our winner was a fan favorite, so without further ado we have…..
Our lovely lady makes a beautiful cover, setting the tone and color scheme for out entire book jacket- and we aren’t the only ones that love her. Cyndi, herself, fell in love with the feeling and motion of Dock Walker, and her friend Denise Maronen had a few words to say during our giveaway extravaganza.
“I just have to tell you the girl on the dock with the mist, that just captured my heart—as she’s walking on the dock into the mist, into the unknown. It captures the essence of the whole book, because that’s what she did in the book and the question for everybody really will be: what will she come through on the other side of the mist? I already know,” she says. “So it captured everything for me. I really hope that cover wins.”
Thank you, Denise – and everyone else – for all of the feedback, and thank you for sticking with us.
Now, we promised you something else today, too:
A release date!
If you’ve been waiting patiently, or even impatiently, for Cyndi’s debut novel, we’ve got good news and news. Bad news: you’ve still got to wait a little longer. Good news….
More Than You Think You Know will be officially released on June 28, 2017!
Thanks not so bad, right? You’ll be able to find it on Amazon and SmashWords—and if you can’t purchase it yourself you can request it at your library so that they can get a copy on their shelves, too!
More Than You Think You Know by Cyndi Perkins
With her children grown and gone, Hailey can no longer stomach living with her abusive husband. In the middle of a boating trip, she steals a sailboat and ventures solo across Lake Michigan. In a Chicago harbor, she meets Robin, the chain-smoking divorcee, Captain of the 44-foot luxury trawler Blackout. When the Coast Guard broadcasts a radio alert for the stolen sailboat, Robin insists Hailey seek asylum and travel downriver with her. In Joliet, they take on Trish, a Las Vegas gold-digger who deserts her Sugar Daddy’s yacht to join the crew and get out of Illinois.
Hailey, Robin, and Trish navigate the 1,300-mile-long series of rivers and locks through the Heartland Rivers from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico, keeping weary eyes out for barges and Hailey’s husband. With no sense of destination beyond Mobile Bay, they are on not one journey, but two: America’s Great Loop and the search for their own place to be safe, to be happy, to be themselves.
Award-winning journalist and long-time magazine writer Cyndi Perkins writes and edits print and digital media for Michigan Technological University. The former Houghton, Michigan Daily Mining Gazette reporter and editor wrote the popular “Line of Sight” column for nine years.
Cyndi has sailed Lake Superior, the Heartland Rivers, and the Eastern Seaboard since 1995. She and her husband survived two 6,000-mile circumnavigations of America’s Great Loop aboard their 32-foot DownEast sailing vessel Chip Ahoy. (And yes, she gave her boat a cameo in her own novel. Sailors are like that…)
Keep up with her writing and adventures at http://cyndiperkins.com
and on Instagram and Twitter: @cyndiperkins
More Than you Think You Know 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.