This is the initial work-up of the cover for my new novel that's coming out this summer.
And here's what it's about:
What happens when a 31-year-old straight woman falls in love with a lesbian?
It's 1993, and Gwen Sullivan is agitated. She's been married and divorced and is now living with her scientist boyfriend who loses himself in dark moods. Her job at a tutoring center and her work on the Bill Clinton-for-President campaign leave her vaguely dissatisfied. She hopes taking a night class in poetry will help. In the class, the allure of two lesbians takes her by surprise. She can't get them out of her mind. This prompts her to question who she is—and who she wants to be.
Soon, Gwen cannot deny her intense attraction to one of the women, Jamie. As Jamie and Gwen become more and more entwined, Gwen must ask herself who she is and what she wants from life. She begins to see gender, sex and sexuality in new ways. As she feels compelled to “confess” her love for Jamie to her friends and family, she is continually surprised by their complex reactions that run the gamut from humorous to hostile. This leads her to make one of the most important decisions of her life.