It’s (really) a book!

cover design and illustration by Jarrod Taylor

Last Friday the mailman brought me the first copy of the finished Lovecraft Country. This photo doesn’t do it full justice, but it’s a thing of beauty. Hardcover, with paper pasted over boards, like the Hardy Boy books I had as a kid. The aging effect that was used on the ARCs has been amped up even further, so that it looks and feels as if it really could be that old. Very cool, like an artifact from an imaginary past.

The official publication date, February 16, is just four weeks away now. I’ll be reading and signing books that evening at 7 PM at Elliott Bay Book Company; in the following days and weeks I’ll be doing additional readings in Seattle, Portland (OR), Sunriver, Wenatchee, Leavenworth (WA), and Vancouver, BC. Hope to see you there!