Monday, 3 June 2013

Cover Spotlight - The Sea Inside by Vickie Johnstone

Welcome to our first ever cover spotlight. For the first ever we have Vickie Johnstone with her new release "The Sea Inside"

This is the cover for my new release, The Sea Inside. The photographer is Maja Dražić and I found her work on Deviant Art ( I was blown away by the image immediately because of its expressiveness and the longing in the girl’s eyes. There is also a dreamlike quality and I like the texture. The main character of the book is a girl of sixteen with red hair, and as soon as I saw this image when I was doing a general search on the website, I just thought that’s Jayne!

The main themes of the book include time, longing, trials, overcoming adversity, and finding yourself and your true destiny. And I thought the image really suited. I used an old-fashioned, curly font that made me think of the sea, but which was also kind of classical, and made me think of times long gone.

In the novel, Jayne wakes up in hospital following a terrible accident, which changes her life as she knew it. While struggling to recover, she is visited by a mysterious woman who offers her a gift. To the girl’s astonishment, she finds herself on a journey, on both the physical and mental plane. It brings her to the mystical realm of Entyre, where life is very different and power lies with the creatures of the deep. While the threads of time keep flowing, Jayne must decide what is real, who to trust, and regain her inner strength in order to find herself and her true destiny.

About the author

Vickie lives in London, UK, and works as a freelance layout sub editor. Her first book, Kiwi in Cat City, was written in 2002, and she has scribbled stories and poetry all her life. Since the beginning of 2011, Vickie has written eleven books and is currently working on some new ideas. Her loves include cats, reading, films, travelling, rock music, Castle, The Walking Dead, tea, the sea, sleeping and Milky Bar.

Vickie has self-published the following books:
Kaleidoscope (poetry); Travelling Light (poetry); Life’s Rhythms (haiku); 3 Heads and a Tail (comedy romance); Kiwi in Cat City (magical cat series for middle grade readers); Kiwi and the Missing Magic; Kiwi and the Living Nightmare; Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle; Kiwi in the Realm of Ra; Kiwi’s Christmas Tail; Day of the Living Pizza (comedy detective series for middle grade readers), Day of the Pesky Shadow and The Sea Inside. The Kiwi Series has illustrations by Nikki McBroom.

Contact / book links

Twitter: @vickiejohnstone         
Kiwi Series website:
FB author page:
FB Kiwi Series page:
FB poetry page:



  1. Replies
    1. You are most welcome. It is a lovely cover!

  2. Vicki, you are such a wonderful author and this cover is just awesome! thanks for sharing your talents. You are an inspiration to all who know you. I flounce my boa at you!!!

    1. Thank you so much! I never read this at the time :) Same to you! I flounce :)


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