Titles and covers and – new book!

linda huber

800px-Hillhead_High_SchoolA couple of weeks ago I wrote about the problems of finding names for one’s children and pets. Once in place, however, christian names at least generally last their owners a lifetime, and as fashions come and go it’s often possible to guesstimate someone’s age from their name.
In my form class at secondary school we had – wait for it – six Annes, five Fionas, three Lindas, two Morags, two Christines and two Yvonnes. I don’t know if this made things easier for the teachers or not…

william-shakespeare-62936_1280Thinking up a name for your book can be tricky too. You want your title to grab people, make them wonder what it’s about, this book… I hit on The Paradise Trees one day when I was tidying the dining room. That book started life as Cat Summer – a novel for children. (There was a gentle ghost instead of a stalker…

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