|Detail from cover of Hild (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Nov. 2013).|
You’re the fourth person in four days to ask this. But, no, it’s not me. For one thing, I’m considerably older. For another, much shorter-haired. And for yet another, I don’t own any spiffy metal coifs. (Though I do have a seax.)
I’ve never been on the cover of a novel, mine or anyone else’s (to my knowledge). But people do see me there anyway. The book I’ve had most Ha! That’s you really, isn’t it? comments about is Slow River:
|UK and US first editions.|
And with this one—the US version at least—I can see a slight similarity. A very flattering one. Plus it’s kind of cool that the break in the image goes right through my real-life broken nose.
|Both US editions. Because none of the Aud books has appeared in the UK. Yet.|
Sadly (idiotically) I made the Aud/Nicola confusion worse by bleaching my hair white in between publication of The Blue Place and Stay. I just didn’t think about it. It’s one mistake I’ll never make again… By Always I was back to my original colour.
|Now. And then. By Jennifer Durham and Kelley Eskridge respectively.|
Unless I have a personality transplant and my publishing team loses their collective mind I will never be on the front of one of my novels. But I bet you a pint that this won’t stop sometime in the next month saying, Whoa, that’s you on the cover of Hild!