Sarah Raymond is a writer and artist from Toronto, Ontario. Her young adult novel, Signs of Martha, comes out in spring 2011 with Great Plains Publications. Scroll on down for musings on writing, art and other perils of domestic life. Homemade drawings included.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Signpainting and Novelwriting

This week I caught my first glimpse of the book cover design for Signs of Martha, my novel coming out in the spring with Great Plains Publications. I emailed my publisher a scream of delight.

The novel features a misguided signpainter. A few years ago while I was first-drafting the story, I painted a sign for my kids' annual school fall fair. The school needed a sign. I needed an excuse to evoke the smells and actions of signpainting.

The school fall fair happens tomorrow, so the sign went back up and reminded me of the novel's early beginnings.

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