Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Introducing the Cover of CatT

Hi, everyone!

I am so excited, because today I am introducing the cover of Christmas at the Tittletons!  Oh, yes, that day has finally arrived.  I don't know if you were exactly waiting with baited breath for it, but I am certainly feeling a sense of accomplishment over here.

The day that the book itself will be released is still a little iffy, because the proofs have not yet arrived in the mail, but hopefully it will be out by the end of next month.

And now, here is the cover:

Yes, I am Joan Bassington-French.  That is my pen name.

And also, I am officially going to work on the sequel to Christmas at the Tittletons, which will feature Jessamine Warbling as narrator again.  The sequel is going to be called The Fey Castle and will have a whole new cast of characters as well as a few old ones.  Here is a snippet about one of the new characters, Mehitable Churnell:

I suppose the first thing one notices about Miss Churnell is that she is very angular.  She sticks out at corners, and has dark hair and wears dark clothes.  This does not at all set off her complexion, which is a rather sour yellow.  Thus she always manages to look like a shriveled lemon in mourning, even though she is not more than thirty.  She is forever occupied in the profession of finding a husband.  For someone that looks as she does it could be a lifetime profession.

~ The Fey Castle

Thanks for reading, and God bless,


  1. Oh, lovely! It's always a wonderful feeling when your book finally has a face, isn't it? And The Fey Castle is a delightful title, as is the character description!

  2. I loveth it.

    The post.

    The cover.

    The snippet.

    The whole thing.

    And now I am feeling ashamed for not getting my email together to send to you. *hangs head* I promise to do better! I've spent the last couple of days low on oxygen, so my brain hasn't been of much use to anyone, really. Not even myself, sadly.

    1. You should not feel at all ashamed, dear friend. I am sorry that you have not been feeling well, but I hope that your brain gets with the program. I am not too impatient, I suppose!
      By the way, my family has no objections to your delivering your CC on CatT in person. Just saying . . .

  3. Oh!!! What a lovely cover!! I now really want to read it. I am going to add this to my list of must buy books.

    1. Thank you, Jack! I am glad that you like the cover. I just received the proofs, though, and the title does not show up quite as nicely in real life as it does on the screen, so I may be changing the cover a little.


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