Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The real Musetta
Yes, that is the real Musetta at left on the cover of "Cries and Whiskers," which will pub in December. The cover designer (the lovely and talented Geoffrey Boyarsky) asked for any snaps I had of my cat, the model for my heroine's cat in the Theda Krakow mystery series. I sent him a few and he went searching for high-resolution photos of similar looking cats. One of those cats is on the bound galley (or ARC) at right, which is going out to reviewers. Not a bad looking kitty. But... none of us liked that cover as much as the real Musetta. Could be the shaft of light (she was sitting in a window) that makes the composition more interesting. Could be that she just has a more intelligent face!
And yes, she's the only bit of my reality that crosses over to Theda's reality. I'm the author, I get to take this one little liberty!