Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Cover Reveal for My Book "A Noble Companion"

As you may have heard, I will be releasing an Ugly Duckling retelling called A Noble Companion this fall as part of the Cornerstone Series from Beyond the Bookery. I am revealing its gorgeous cover at last!

A Noble Companion releases on November 12, and you can already pre-order the Kindle version on Amazon.

The books in this series are all non-magical fantasy, which means the authors will include fantasy elements such as creatures (such as dragons, centaurs, unicorns, mermaids) or settings, but there will be no magic-users, such as witches or wizards or sorcerers.

Is this a major step out into the unknown for me as a writer?  In some ways, yes.  I tried writing a fantasy novel in my teens and gave it up because the worldbuilding was driving me crazy.  I've never tried to write anything fantasy-ish again... until now.  

But, because I'm me, A Noble Companion has an American West flavor -- I've created a world based on Spanish California in the early 1800s (think of Zorro), but with talking animals and dragons.  

I have an inspiration board for this book on Pinterest -- you can check that out here!

Anyway!  I love my cover, and I'm having a great time writing this book.  If you'd like to see covers for more of the series, we are releasing four at a time every Monday for the whole month of June -- you can find the first eight here in my Instagram feed!

If you think A Noble Companion sounds like a fun read, you can mark it as "want to read" here on Goodreads.


  1. WOW! Good for you! I love the cover -- very attractive. You have such fascinating ideas.

    1. Thanks, Ruth! I love the cover too :-D This project has been a really interesting stretching exercise for me in so many ways. And I'm excited to be working on this series with some authors whose books I've enjoyed, like Kendra E. Ardnek!

  2. Congrats on all these exciting releases! This cover is gorgeous and intriguing, although I'm not very familiar with the Ugly Duckling fairytale.

    1. Thanks, Ruth! "The Ugly Duckling" is a pretty short and simple fairy tale, so I'm glad that we're supposed to be spinning our own story around a side character and can have the original fairy tale happening in the background. But with a theme from the fairy tale being important to our book -- mine is "don't judge by appearances," basically.

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    1. Thanks, Samantha! I think so too :-) I love the reds!


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