Posts Tagged ‘For the King’

For the King Catherine Delors

For The King: the cover

The last version of For The King was indeed the final one. We are down to the copy edits of the manuscript. All on track for the summer of of 2010. Now, on to the cover! We looked at many paintings from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but nothing seemed to work. Most […]



For The King: the latest, and new directions

For those new to the blog, For The King is my second novel.So what’s up? For one thing, the publication date is summer 2010. I even know of the specific month, but will wait until it is carved in stone to announce it here. This in turn triggers a series of deadlines: choice of title, […]



For The King: an update

I have finished the “final” edits to For The King, and sent them to my agent, Stephanie Cabot. So I chose this beautiful portrait of Madame Récamier by Gérard to illustrate this post, because this is how I picture my heroine, Blanche. And, I must say, I feel the writer’s equivalent of postpartum blues. What […]



For the King: another possible book cover

Blog reader Suzanne Levine suggested Gerard’s beautiful portrait of Madame Regnault de Saint-Angely for the cover of my second novel. So this may boil down to a choice between Madame de Saint-Angely, and the painter Isabey. Both are portraits by Gerard, and very fine works of art. Or my publisher’s designer might come up with […]



For The King book cover: the winner is…

Hands down, Gerard’s portrait of fellow painter Isabey! Thank you very, very much for your wonderful insights and suggestions. This is what the kind of exchange that makes blogging so much fun. I also tallied the emailed votes of comment-shy readers and my family’s impressions. The trend is consistent. My brother noted that there would […]



Gerard Madame Recamier

For The King: the search for the cover is on!

I am in the process of revising For The King based on the notes of my editor, Julie Doughty. And even though my publication date is ten months away, the team at Dutton is already thinking of the cover design. As I did for the cover of Mistress of the Revolution, I sent in several […]



David Bonaparte crossing the Alps

My second novel: For The King

I am often asked whether it is a sequel to Mistress of the Revolution. The answer is no. The characters of my first novel had such a grip of my mind that I needed to establish some distance, at least for a while. But my readers will recognize the same setting, the familiar streets of […]