Friday, May 09, 2008

New Covers for Old Stories!

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. - B. F. Skinner

So... today I opened up my inbox and discovered that TWRP is issuing new covers for all the older short stories so that they match the current cover selection! How cool is that? So far I have three new covers. Check them out... I love them!

Check it out (you can see the originals on the sidebar, cuz I haven't changed them yet):

Aren't they just GORGEOUS??? I really think TWRP has some of the most talented cover artists.

I can't wait to see "Now That We've Found You"...

Of course, now I have to update my website, this blog and get Judy to make me new banners. But that's okay, cuz I love the new look.


Yesterday, Dru asked how Dakota did in doggy obedience class. Ha. We spend all week teaching her, and she does GREAT at home, and then gets to class and forgets everything. Wednesday she wouldn't even SIT on command in class, something she's been doing since we got her last November. It was the first thing we taught her as a puppy.

The teacher asked how we were doing with "loose leash walking". I said I could NOT get her to stop pulling, no matter what I did. She took the leash and a few little bits of hot dog and Dakota trotted alongside like she should. We got all the way around the store, the teacher turned to me and said (laughing), "I don't know what you're talking about. Your dog is an ANGEL."

Ha. Color me frustrated. But, I'm going to get her trained or die trying. Cuz, yanno, just look at that face:


You Are Strawberry Kiss Lip Gloss

When it comes to life, you want the best of everything:

The best clothes, the best friends, the best guy - and you usually get all three.

You impress most people you meet with your genuine class and style

Strawberry is a classic, admired flavor that goes with many things. Sound familiar?


Dru said...

I love your new covers. They are so vibrant and colorful.

You will prevail. Dakota is just testing you. She is adorable.

my flavor lip glss is strawberry kiss.

Have a good Friday.

Sarita Leone said...

Ooh, pretty new covers! I like them very much.

Too, I think your garden for Bailey is beautiful. I can just see it in a few months when things begin to grow. Just lovely. :)

Diane Craver said...

Love the new covers! The Miles from You cover reminds me of your delightful story with the waitress serving pie to her romantic interest.

Judy Thomas said...

I wonder if part of Dakota's problem is when she is leash training and pulling she's outside where there is SO. MUCH. TO. GO. SEE. I. CAN'T. WAIT. TO. GET. THERE ... while during class she's inside? I don't know that working with her on the leash inside would help (or if you've tried that already... but it's a thought)

Caffey said...

Oh that is a great idea with having the covers as a theme and showing they go together. Love them!

I love these quizzes! I miss doing them for a while. But this quiz forgot to list 'books' that we would shop for with the million dollars. LOL. Here's me:

I'm Raspberry Chocolate (yuck taste, LOL)
Watermelon they listed too, and thats more my flavor! Otherwise it mentioned me at fun and flair, but really i'm so much the quiet type, like small groups and just friendships.

Anonymous said...

Oh, nice new covers. They look fantastic. And that says a lot about Wild Rose Press, too, that they would go back and re-do them.

Nice all around!


P.S. Stop on by if you want to win a YA novel this weekend.

Melissa said...

The new covers are gorgeous, Marianne. It was fun being able to compare them to the ones on the sidebar so I'm glad you hadn't changed them out right away.

Too funny about Dakota. I think kids can be the same way!

Brandy said...

Aww, I have faith that Dakota will eventually be trained. Eventualy. *g*
The new covers are fantastic, the theme covers suit them.

I am cherry lip gloss: "You're a total girly girl who's every guy is sweet on.
You take pleasure in the simple things in life, from cute t-shirts to stuffed animals.

Any guy needs to match your romantic idealism to win your heart, which is why few have.
No wonder Cherry your signature flavor. It's delicious, sugary, and fun - like you!"

Have a wonderful day!

Carol Ann said...

The new covers are gorgeous! I've been so excited over all TWRP is doing for us.

I have given you the "blogging with a purpose" award. Check out my blog for details.

Carol Ann

Amy Addison said...

Oh, bee-you-ti-muss covers! You must be so happy!

LOL on Doggy Class.

I've decided dogs and children have much in common: they will behave well for everyone but you.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Fabulous covers! How exciting!

Dena said...

The new covers are so good Marianne. I really like Magic, I love the scence and blue skies.

Maybe Dakota gets too excited when around other dogs or has performance anxiety? That's a cute pic of her. Dakota's color is very similar to our dog.

I am Cherry Kiss Lip gloss

groovyoldlady said...

I, who generally hate covers, happen to like all of those. They are very appealing!

I'm so glad to be friends with Marianne Magic Arkins!

MaryF said...

I agree about TWRP artists! I like the title Cooking with Chaos!