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Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Cover

We're beginning the process of getting my next Cameron Ballack novel--titled The Broken Cross--into readers' hands. We have editing and other matters to go, but we are getting in the final stretch.

In the meantime, here is the cover design to keep you happy for now. It was drawn up by my former student and soon-to-be freshman at Northeastern University, Ciarra Peters. Ciarra is not only a brilliant artist; she is a phenomenal student overall who excels in science and robotics.

The image is one of the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin within the Cathedral Basilica, the seat of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In The Broken Cross, the Cathedral is an imposing setting that throws a considerable shadow across the storyline. Aesthetically, the Cathedral is one of the most beautiful houses of worship imaginable, and Ciarra captures this exquisite delight with clarity, color, and grace.

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