I wanted a book cover that depicted the main challenge in my story and I think this does. The child (me) has the fading memories of a mom (You-Know-Who) who seems to have disappeared. I’ve been reluctant to share my cover because it represents the realness of having my story published, and out into the world. Although I am immensely grateful for this, and have high hopes for it to serve the greater good, it is more out of my comfort zone that anything I have ever done before.
My intention is that my story will help shed light on the pathology of attachment-based parental alienation, and give voice to the alienated children and parents going through this today. My words are meant to inform and heal.
I asked a memoir coach recently, Does the cover look too spooky?
Her response: No. Your story IS spooky. What happened is spooky. Own it.
So here it is. I am sharing it here first, and owning it.
*If anyone is interested in being a beta reader, reading an early copy and sharing your feedback with me, please use the contact form to let me know! (or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org). I could send it to you on November 21st and would need it back two weeks later, on December 5th.