Monday, February 16, 2015

Japanese Cover of THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER By Kathryne Kennedy

A big thank you to Rights Manager Sara Hartman-Seeskin for the sale of the foreign rights to Japan for THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER...AND for sending me a copy of the book. Here's a copy of the Japanese cover:
How cool is that? I lived several years in Okinawa when my dad was in the Air Force, and have fond memories of the people and island, so this is especially thrilling for me. My son has a friend who is studying the Japanese language, and I'm looking forward to her translating some of the book to me. It will be fascinating to hear how my voice has changed (although I imagine much will be in the hands of the translator, hence her name right by mine on the cover). It's interesting that the book is about 2/3 the size of an American paperback. It also has a dust jacket, which you usually only see on hardcover books.

Have I mentioned lately how much I adore my publisher, Sourcebooks?

Below is a picture of my family in Okinawa, and the backside of me running after my older sister on a beach in Okinawa. We lived there from 1963-65. The photo after that is, of course, my American Sourcebooks cover of THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER.




 Hope your day is as magical as mine!
Until Next Time,
Kathryne

6 comments:

  1. I love the Japanese covers, Kathryne. Gorgeous!

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  2. Love it, Kathryne! My daughter went to Tokyo a couple of years ago and brought home a foreign exchange student to stay with us for a few weeks. It was such a joy. I hope you get to return someday. In the meantime, that cover is awesome!

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    1. Must have been a wonderful experience, Terri! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

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  3. Gorgeous cover! Congratulations on such a fabulous sale Kathryne!

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    1. Hi Christy! We've got a great foreign rights department working behind the scenes for us. It's always terrific when we get this kind of surprise sale!

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