Early votes are in. Feedback from one Kentuckian who looked at two covers I'm considering for my book about Martin, KY noted with satisfaction that "the flowering dogwood (or is that a 'sarvisberry' tree?) in the foreground of the cover I like is a very common spring sight in the mountains, too. Or it used to be, anyway."
Another Kentuckian, who ought to know, questioned the veracity of the image that showed a car traveling along a winding road: "I have reservations about how
accurately the terrain of Eastern Kentucky is portrayed in it. The
mountains are lower than what we have here and the water is definitely
And a third reader wrote to say, "Are those two the only ones we have to choose from?" No, Goldilocks, there were other earlier versions, like the one shown here (above left). Do you like it better? If so, please email me to say why.