Do you ever feel absolutely certain about something, only to find that you completely change your mind? Like you think the world is flat, only Christopher Columbus sailed off into the East and ran into land? Or that smoking is good for you, only it gives you cancer?

I thought I knew what I wanted to name the 8th What Doesn’t Kill You novel. I thought it would be called Going by the Book. Then I asked Bobbye, publishing assistant extraordinaire, to find me an evil, dark butterfly, since the monarch butterfly had symbolized Michele in Going for Kona, and because in this next book she saw herself differently, as something darker and less beautiful. Bobbye sent me this:

evil butterfly

And in a flash I knew I’d been wrong. I’d been trying to force “Going” into the first word of the title. The book isn’t about Going. It’s about Fighting for someone. This is the butterfly you get if you force her into early menopause, LOL, and you don’t want to mess with her.

So we changed the title. For now, it’s Fighting for Anna. And it’s going to have a kick ass butterfly on the cover.



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8 Responses to If there’s one thing I know, it’s that I don’t know a thing.

  1. Eric Hutchins says:

    I love the change and I love your flexibility and your incredible motivation to “get it right”. By the time you are done polishing this one I suspect people will have an even harder time deciding which one is their favorite.

  2. Christine says:

    Yup Pam, that is a wicked looking butterfly. I wish you well for this newest book. I have enjoyed them all, and have loved those wacky women! I am a graphic artist and author myself. I know what it is to fool around with different concepts for the covers, always trying to make a statement, something to grab the eyes of people perusing books in a store or on-line.
    If this story is dark, elemental, perhaps a wicked and difficult time in this gal’s life, then I say, “yeah! this cover rocks!”

  3. Michelle says:

    Ironically as I rec’d your email I am sitting by the pool reading one of your other books so I can get the next book when it comes out! I am so excited!

  4. Bobbie must be able to read your mind Pamela! She has come up with a great cover for your new book! I think it will draw attention to those who are looking for a kick a$$ author who writes the best books ever!

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