One Writer’s Journey

November 12, 2018

Cover Reveal

I love it when I find the cover for one of my upcoming books online.  This time, lucky writer that I am, I have two titles in the same series.  Abdo Publishing will release Animal Evolution early in January.

For whatever reason, the cover for The Evolution of Mammals was posted about two weeks ago but I wanted to wait until the cover for The Evolution of Reptiles was also posted. I’ve been checking Amazon daily waiting. . . waiting . . . writers are not always known for their patience.

These were two of the most challenging books I’ve written.  Imagine trying to distill the evolution of reptiles as a whole down to 9 chapters.  In truth, that was much easier than doing the same thing for mammals.

For example, I really wanted to include a chapter on elephants.  But I simply could not find enough solid information for an entire chapter.

That said, between the two books I worked in so many incredible animals including cheetah, horses, horned lizards, sea turtles, tuatara, and much more.  I got to write about DNA, fossils, chemical studies, and early theories including Darwin’s theory of evolution.

I can’t wait for these two titles to arrive.  I know it will be a while but certainly this time I’ll manage to be patient.



  1. Yay! Attagirl, SueBE. Kudos to you!

    I must admit, I don’t know what a tuatara is. I’m assuming not a reptilian ballerina – say a kind of alligator wearing a tutu and a tiara? Now, that, I’d like to see!

    Comment by rhcwilliams — November 12, 2018 @ 8:55 pm | Reply

    • Love this! Actually it is a New Zealand beastie that looks like a lizard but isn’t a lizard. On the young ones, you can even see a third “eye” on top of their heads. Not sure who decided to call it an eye but it is a light sensing organ. In adults it is covered in scales.

      Comment by suebe — November 13, 2018 @ 5:02 pm | Reply

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