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Monday, January 23, 2017

Don't You Hate Cover Reveals? IWSG Anthology Cover Reveal

There is an almost audible groan heard across the internet when you look down your blog list 

and see a dozen cover reveals of the same book.

Sure, you're happy to see your friend(s) have a new book out.

But you fear you will see the same blurb, same hype over and over again.

Not here.

Come the first week of May and this great anthology will be published.  Yay!!

I am so honored and proud to be chosen to stand beside such fantastic authors.  

L. Diane Wolfe is a champion for doing this for Alex and the rest of us.

I am in a company of heroes with our publisher, L. Diane Wolfe and my fellow authors: 

Jen Chandler, L. Nahay, Renee Chung, Elizabeth Seckman, Olga Godim, 

Yvonne Ventresca, Ellen Jacobson, Sean McLachlan, Erica Beebe, Tyrean Martinson, and Sarah Foster.


I am very lucky to be under the cover of any anthology, 

much less one filled with such great stories and published by an innovative publisher like Diane Wolfe.


Have we not all felt lost, from what we once trusted, from the truths we once believed, from ourselves?

Only the lost have the chance to find their way.

As long as you are sure you know the path, you will never find a better road, 

a better destination than you have ever known.

HERO LOST is an anthology of heroes who have lost their way ...

You will meet them as they stand at the crossroads where paths diverge ...

One path will lead to further damnation, the other to a chance at redemption.

Buy this anthology and find yourself immersed in the crucible of their moment of decision.

You won't be disappointed.

Hemingway said, “as you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.”

It made me question who my heroes were and what makes a hero today.

Who were your heroes as a child?  Who are they now?

Here are a few of my fellow cohorts, ah, I mean fellow writers:

Sarah Foster | Hero Lost Cover Reveal!! 
Jen Chandler | Drum Roll Please
L. Diane Wolfe | Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life & The Remnant Book Tour 
Alex J Cavanaugh | Hero Lost Anthology & More

Erika Beebe  |
Renee Cheung | The IWSG Anthology Cover Reveal
Yvonne Ventresca | Cover Reveal for Hero Lost 

And Ellen Jacobson who thought of this idea for the roll call of links:


  1. Hi Roland - well done, and yes Diane seems to be setting high standards for everyone - love the cover. I'm sure the Anthology will reach out to many ... cheers to one and all - Hilary

  2. I love how original you are, even with cover reveal posts. :-) Personally, I really like the cover and I can't wait to read the story that inspired it. Diane and the IWSG gang have been awesome to work with. It's been a blast so far and I'm getting excited for the release.

    1. The IWSG gang have been fun to work with, haven't they?

      I really want to read your story and Jen's, and all the others. I know they'll be fantastic.

  3. I think the cover is great. It does convey a lost hero.

  4. It will be fun to read the different takes on the idea of a "lost hero".

  5. Great post! I can't wait to read everyone's stories. Hopefully we can get our review copies soon!

    1. Like you, I can't wait to read everyone's story. Mine I know by heart! :-)

      I think the review copy may take awhile to get to us. Publishing, like house repairs, always takes longer than expected!! :-)

  6. Congrats on your short story! Who is my hero? My parents.

    1. My mother was mine ... as some of my older readers would have guessed. :-)

      My father deserted me as a 6 year old on the roughest street of Detroit to hurt my mother. I spent six nightmare weeks there before a street person took me to the Salvation Army post some blocks away.

      He is my anti-touchstone. When faced with a problem, I ask: What would my father do?

      I then do the opposite.

      Thanks for visiting, Tamara, and being my friend.

  7. Beautiful post! Thank you Roland :)

    1. Thank you, Erika, for thinking so. And thank you for coming by and caring enough to comment. :-)

  8. Congratulations! The cover is spectacular. Looking forward to getting and reading this anthology. In my youth, I admired Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Tubman. Still do.

  9. Congratulations! And yes, I often see the same cover reveal on several of the blogs I follow.

    1. I wish I could come up with a more "novel" idea to market our novel. But I am a dry well there!

  10. Congratulations on being in the anthology and I do love the cover.

  11. I learned a long time ago to trust my illustrator's instinct. The less input I had, the better the cover. This one captures "Hero Lost" so well. And as the winning story's cover, it almost brought that author to tears when she saw it.
    I stand by this cover 100%.

    1. If the author is that thrilled then that is all that counts. If you wish to remove me from the anthology, I will not fight it.