I’m quite excited to show you the cover for my novelette, THE BLUE NIGHTGOWN, which I hope to publish some time this month.

Storyline: When the landlady of a rooming house in the 1950s finds a blue nightgown in a tenant’s trash, little does she know it’ll bring out the sexual longings of anyone who comes in contact with it.

The Blue Nightgown cover

I started writing this story about ten years ago, but along came A CRY FROM THE DEEP, the debut novel I published on Oct. 15, 2014, and my attention was diverted. If you want to know more about this time slip romantic suspense, which has garnered great reviews, have a look here.

It seems so long ago now that the first ten pages of THE BLUE NIGHTGOWN were shown to Steven Galloway—author of The Cellist of Sarajevo—in a workshop, and he was most complimentary. With that kind of encouragement, I figured I had something going.

Here’s the opening of THE BLUE NIGHTGOWN to whet your appetite for more:

“You take care of yourself, Norma,” Anna said. “Watch out for those bulls.”

“Don’t worry, I will.” And with a laugh, the girl from room four was out the door.

Anna shook her head, knowing full well that Norma was going to get knocked around a bit more before she came to her senses. If she ever did. But there was no point in spending any more time worrying about her; Anna had to get on with the job of cleaning the mess Norma had left behind.

As for the COVER above, I had the pleasure of working with my grandson, Michael Stevantoni again. I co-produced a number of his short films. This time, he designed the cover for my novelette. If you haven’t seen his website, you can find it here. He’s a very promising filmmaker.

Comments are always appreciated.


15 thoughts on “Cover Reveal for THE BLUE NIGHTGOWN

  1. Kristin Butcher

    It is so different, Diana, that it really peaks one’s curiosity. When you and Michael collaborate, the result always seems to be great. I look forward to reading this novelette.

    1. Diana Stevan Post author

      Thanks, Kristin. That’s what I’m hoping for, to peak someone’s curiosity. I came up with an entirely different photo, and gave it to Michael, and he gave me this instead, which I really like, as it speaks to the era.

    1. Diana Stevan Post author

      Yes, he is. I remember when he started painting, around the age of three. Even then, he had a good sense of colour and understood composition. We kept painting together and he’s produced some wonderful work. He is braver than I when it comes to experimentation. Love it.

  2. Brenda Perlin

    Yes, I love the retro, vintage thing you have going. Eye-cathching, without a doubt. Can’t wait this story to be released!

    I adored A Cry From The Deep. You have started something great lovely Diana!

    Warm wishes.


    1. Diana Stevan Post author

      Alicia, I used to make my own clothes, too. Patterns now are so expensive. Thank you for the compliment regarding the cover. I can’t take credit. Though grandson didn’t read the story, I told him roughly what it was about, and he came up with the cover. I had originally thought of a blue nightgown on a mannekin, and he came up with this. Very happy with his choice. I’ll be curious as to what you think of the story when you get a chance to read it.

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