I’m very pleased to announce the new cover for Mirth Defects, my debut novel. Katie at KatieCody.com, amazed me by how well she nailed it in so many ways.

A newborn boy begins the search for his soul mate.

From the day he was born, JD Ferguson knew what was missing: his soul mate. Mirth Defects, the prequel to The Seduction of Granny, is a fiction novel about the early years of JD Ferguson, his brother Bob, their buddies Gasser Jameson and Tiny Steele, and the adventures they experience growing up in the fictional town of Roadapple Ridge, Iowa.

I can’t say enough great things about this cover. I sent Katie a copy of Mirth Defects, and told her I wasn’t sure what the concept should be. I basically said “I have no idea,” and asked her to show me what the story was about.

One, our beloved hero JD Ferguson falls in love with the nurse who wrapped him in a blanket the minute he was born. Two, he falls in love (see the guy falling?) many times over the years. Three, Mirth Defects is a coming-of-age story. In a metaphorical sense, JD gives up his teddy in exchange for a chance to meet his soul mate.

Bam! There is no way I could have come up with a better cover on my own.

Thanks, Katie!