Megan Alter Photography: First Book Cover, 2014
Philippa Gregory is a British historical novelist who has been writing since 1987. The best known of her works is The Other Boleyn Girl (2001), which in 2002 won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association and has been adapted into two separate films. AudioFile magazine has called Gregory “the queen of British historical fiction.”
“There is nothing to fear,’ she says to me softly. ‘There is never anything to fear. The worst fear is of fear itself, and you can conquer that.’
‘How?’ I murmur. It feels as if I am talking in my sleep, floating down a stream of sleep. ‘How can I conquer the worst fear?’
‘You just decide,’ she says simply. ‘Just decide that you are not going to be a fearful woman and when you come to something that makes you apprehensive, you face it and walk towards it. Remember – anything you fear,you walk slowly and steadily towards it. And smile.” — Philippa Gregory, “A Princesa Branca”
I’m honored and excited at the same time, since this is my first book cover! I take it as a quite special Christmas present and looking forward to more publishing opportunities in the future.