Revised Book Cover for Across An Aqueous Moon

Last month I shared the book cover designed by my multi-talented boyfriend, Nathan McKenna, for my forthcoming poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism. Finishing Line Press (FLP) loved it–until they switched printers.

The new printer means that my chapbook will be perfect bound, just like the books you buy in the store. It also means that the design specs I was given for the cover no longer apply. So FLP redesigned the cover, using Nate’s artwork, to take advantage of the more sophisticated printing capabilities.


I may be biased, but I still think it’s stunning. I’m hoping FLP will switch back to the font Nate and I selected because a) I liked it better, and b) it’s easier to read. But other than that, I am pleased.

Publishing, I am learning, involves a fair bit of letting go.

Until next time,


About Cynthia J. Patton

Writer, Editor, Advocate, Speaker, Special Needs Attorney, and Autism Mom. Also the Founder and Chairperson of Autism A to Z, a nonprofit providing resources and solutions for life on the spectrum.
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