Today is cover reveal day for
M. Leighton's upcoming release entitledThe
Empty Jar. She wanted
to say a little something about the cover before we reveal it and the
description, so here she is.
of all, a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you amazing women who are helping
me reveal this cover today. I appreciate everything you do for me, for authors
in general and for this community. As a reader, I love you, too:)
OMG OMG! IT'S FINALLY TIME TO REVEAL!
feel like I've been waiting AGES to share this with you!
cover... GAH! Y'all, it took me forEVER to get it just right. There was a
certain "feel" that I wanted to achieve with it and I wasn't happy
until I felt that "feel" jumped right out when I looked at it. I
wanted the cover to speak of the book. I wanted it to show the highs and lows,
the sweet and the poignant, thedepthof it, if you will. And
finally...finally, I feel like it does:) You might not realize just how
much NOW, but once you read this story, you'll be like, "Yeah. That
cover is perfect for this book!"
I got the paperback proof in the other day, I held it in my hands and I just
stared at it. Not only is this story extremely special to me, but this is
probably my favorite cover of all my books. Ever. When I look at
it, I see so much more than just a picture. I see all the things that I
find in life, as well as what I put into the story that isThe Empty Jar. It's a
blend of happy pinks and brooding blues. It's light and it's dark. There
are highs and there are lows. There is morning and there is night.
But if you notice the sky on this cover, there are little flickers of
brightness in the bodies of the lightning bugs. Life is that way, too. Even in
the darkest part of the night, there is a spark of hope. There is beauty.
There is the romantic glow of a full moon, the silvery face of your mate,
the delicate twinkle of fireflies. It's all there if we look closely
enough—that balance of beauty and tragedy.
is a little more about the book. It's hard to tell you much without spoiling
anything, but I think you can get a feel for it. It's such a special
story. So raw, so real. I honestly can't wait for y'all to read it! I
hope you love IT and the cover as much as I do:)
you want to know more about how it came about, you can read my blog post about