Just like I like a man with spots.
Stella is a girl we all know but rarely meet in fiction – seventeen, smart, attractive and deeply alienated.
Where is this fiction the blurb writer is talking about, and where can I find some of it? Or is it the “smart” part that makes Stella different from your usual attractive, deeply alienated seventeen-year-old?
Author: Yay! I’ve signed with a real honest-to-goodness publisher! No self-publication for me!
Editor: Here’s the cover we’re giving your book.
Author: Oh-h-h. Um.
Designer: I just got a new clipart collection I wanted to try out! Isn’t the parrot-tombstone symmetry dandy?
Author madly investigates self-publication options.