Last month I received the first set of page proofs for my verse novel Gap. There are so many small steps that make up the whole process and it’s such a thrill to see the manuscript slowly form into a book for others to enjoy. I have also had the good fortune of choosing from three excellent cover concepts and settled on a favourite which I absolutely love. Closer to the release date I’ll sneak a preview of the cover.
Rebecca Jessen lives in Toowoomba with her two cacti. She is the award-winning author of verse-novel Gap (UQP 2014). Rebecca is the winner of the 2015 QLD Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her book Gap was shortlisted for the 2015 Sisters In Crime Davitt Award for Best Debut Book. In 2013 Rebecca won the Queensland Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. In 2012 she won the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award. Rebecca’s writing has been published in The Lifted Brow, Cordite Poetry Review, Mascara Literary Review, Verity La, Voiceworks, Stilts, and Scum Mag.