Month: September 2016

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: TREES

These cover comparisons over at Bookwraiths are always interesting – and this one’s no different!

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

This week’s theme is: “This solitary tree! A living thing – a cover with a tree or trees.”  And  I decided to go a bit old school on this one.


COVER A

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COVER B

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COVER C

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COVER D

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COVER E

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AND THE WINNER IS . . .


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I have to admit really liking Cover D, but since The Black Company is a classic fantasy series I love, I have to pick Cover A as my top choice, because not only is it nostalgic, but also because all the images directly relate to the actual story.

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Which would you choose?  Why?

And, why not join in next week with your own selections.

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What would happen to your story in a fire?

Regular backups are a necessity and make sure at least one form is off-site (meaning cloud service of some sort) so you can get to it. Much of my data is saved automatically to the cloud and then I do a local back-up to my external hard drive.

Or a flood, or should someone steal your computer?

I don’t know about you but, I’d have a freaking heart attack!laptop-fire

We’ve all know to back up our work. I do this religiously to an external hard drive. A hard drive that is in my closet, that would burn up with my laptop and house in a fire.

Geesh! Give me a minute while I bang my head on table.

September 15, 2016, the Associated Press reported about a fire. Nothing unusual about fires, they happen every day. Unless you are the victim. As was the case for Gideon Hodge a  novelist that realized his only copies  were on a laptop inside.

Mr. Hodge rushed past firefighters into the blazing inferno to save his computer.

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Man dashes into house to save laptop, 2 completed novels from fire in New Orleans’ Broadmoor neighborhood BY MATT SLEDGE

So all of this got me…

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