I’ve always thought that writing a book is like conceiving and birthing a baby. Well, I don’t know that for sure, but the process seems similar. In the case of my upcoming book, Mae Murray: The Girl With the Bee-Stung Lips, the process was a mighty long conception.
I have wanted to explore Murray’s life since I was a teenager, years (and years) ago. It was only about two years ago that I got serious and started digging around, researching, interviewing Murray’s family and friends, and putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Over the past year, I have labored long and hard over the keyboard of this laptop, trying to put words to the life of this fascinating icon of the silent screen.
Today, I got my first glimpse of the book. Well, it’s more like an ultrasound. The University of Kentucky Press has released the cover design. I am delighted with the results. We’re looking forward to a fall release … uh, birth!
What do you think?