Daddy's Christmas Angel

Monday, November 19, 2012

Daddy's Christmas Angel and Its Book Cover

Daddy's Christmas Angel, my new novel, is set for release later this week. Inspired by the "Sleepless in Seattle" movie in which the little boy wants to find a new wife for his father, my book features Kathleen, a little girl who conspires to connect her father with her second grade teacher. From the moment I began to develop the story idea, I had the vision of a little girl on the cover printing "Dear Daddy" on a piece of school paper. I wanted the child to be a composite image that represented my three daughters as well as all the many little children I've taught in my elementary school classes over the years.

Here is the cover that my publisher' designer created using my art image. I am thrilled to see my story and the cover about which I've dreamed come to fruition. It is a story for all seasons.

--Mary Montague Sikes

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Monti! Must be cool to see your artwork on your own book.

WS Gager said...

Monti: I got an early copy of your book and was going to savor it over the weekend. I couldn't put it down! It was a great story! Love the cover too!
Wendy
W.S. Gager on Writing

Morgan Mandel said...

Great cover. You must be very happy with it!

Sounds like a very nice book for the Christmas Season!

Morgan Mandel
http://www.morganmandel.com

Helen said...
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Helen Ginger said...

Great title. And the cover is really appealing. It's great that you had an idea for the cover and your artist could work with it.

Monti said...

Thanks, Alex. It is fun to see my own art on the cover!

Monti said...

Wendy, thank you so much for your enthusiasm. I'm thrilled you couldn't put it down!!!

Monti said...

Thanks, Morgan. I am pleased with the cover. I'm glad the designer kept it simple, only adding the title to the art.

Monti said...

Thanks, Helen, for commenting. The cover is especially important in selling a book, I think!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Lovely art, Monti... You are so talented.

Looks like a wonderful story.

Thanks for the holiday wishes .... Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too.

Michael

Monti said...

Thanks, Michael! And thanks for the visit!