Many writers associate the process of writing and publishing a book with pregnancy and birthing a child. If this is true, I must be a mama elephant, as my gestation phase for Comfort Detox has lasted several years. Here’s what Mother Nature Network has to say about the elephant’s 645 days of pregnancy:
Long developmental periods are common among highly intelligent animals. Since elephants are the largest living and biggest-brained land animal in the world, there’s a lot of developing for elephants to do in the womb.
Well, then! Such a complimentary explanation for a lengthy gestation period gives me hope (and a smile).
In comparison, the delivery process for my book has been downright speedy. In about 10 months we completed final edits, and we’re now moving into production and release planning. Which includes the selection of cover art. Writing a book takes lots of time and thought and words, but finding the one image to represent 50,000 words? Now that is a challenge! Last week we turned to social media for a vote on two cover concepts. All the votes, comments, and inquiries were such an encouragement. The people have spoken, and the chair concept won! I am pleased to introduce you to the final cover art for Comfort Detox: Finding Freedom from Habits That Bind You.
InterVarsity Press is hosting a Preorder Party through July 31 (AKA offering a 30% discount). And guess what? You are all invited.
How fun is that?! Order the book through InterVarsity Press and enter discount code 506-566. Feel free to send the party details to your friends—the more the merrier.
All my book labors for Comfort Detox will come to bear in full Monday, February 6, 2017, the official expected release date. (Insert all rejoicing and hyperventilating here.)