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Do You See What I See?

Sung to the tune of “Do You Hear What I Hear”–just because this Jew is still grooving on the Christmas tunes. You may need to sing some of the lines a little fast to make it fit.

Said the writer to the bloggers who helped her work on the book
Do you see what I see?
Just down this post a bit, blog readers,
Do you see what I see?
A cover, a cover, for the front of the book
It is worth a good long look
It is worth a good long look

Um…you’ll need to click on the image to enlarge it and take a closer look in order to fully appreciate the cover.

I have also set up a website specifically for the book–called The Land of If–where I can upload information and there is even a place to purchase it, hint hint. I’ll place a link to it in the header navigation bar.

On that hint, hint–um…you know…you could purchase the book ahead of time. I mean, if you were going to buy it anyway. I’m not sure how presales work at all, but wouldn’t it be cool if the book sold out before it even hit the shelves? It would probably make people realize that infertility is more wide-spread than they think (or that I have a small book run?).

So that’s the cover and that’s the book site. And now I can go back to dancing under the mistletoe and waiting for someone to kiss me.


1 Deb { 12.03.08 at 6:39 pm }

YAY! How exciting!

So happy for you!

2 Kymberli { 12.03.08 at 6:50 pm }

I LOVE the cover. I know you said you had to give up some creative control over the cover design, but did you have any input at all on the concept? It’s brilliant.


3 elizabeth { 12.03.08 at 6:59 pm }

WOW! That is so Great!!! Hugs and kisses to you šŸ™‚

4 Geohde { 12.03.08 at 6:59 pm }

I’m impressed! Congratulations aplenty,


5 VA Blondie { 12.03.08 at 7:03 pm }

Way cool! How wonderful it is!

6 elizabeth { 12.03.08 at 7:07 pm }

I just friended you on facebook, even though by doing so I’m probably outing myself as infertile….

7 loribeth { 12.03.08 at 7:13 pm }

Woohoo!! I love it! And I can’t wait to get my hands on it! : )

8 JJ { 12.03.08 at 7:17 pm }

Oh I LOVE it! So excited for you Mel! Thanks for all your hard work!

9 Waiting Amy { 12.03.08 at 7:20 pm }

Love it, love it, love it!

I’m so proud and happy for you! I can’t believe it went so fast!


10 itsazooaroundhere { 12.03.08 at 7:24 pm }

Wow, I love it!! Congratulations. Personally, my favorite is Donor Insemination Sea. I feel like I’ve been swimming in that damn body of water too long…

11 Tash { 12.03.08 at 7:39 pm }



12 Infertility Warrior { 12.03.08 at 7:46 pm }

The cover looks GREAT (and I work part time at a bookstore, so I would know!!!) Congratulations!

13 'Murgdan' { 12.03.08 at 7:54 pm }

AWESOME! I’m so happy for you! Congrats! (Can’t wait to make my purchase)

14 Yoka { 12.03.08 at 8:03 pm }

Congratulations. I am so excited for you and love the cover.

15 MrsSpock { 12.03.08 at 8:04 pm }

Wahoo! That said, step away from the Christmas music, LOL…

16 Meghan { 12.03.08 at 8:15 pm }

Congrats! I love the idea behind the cover, it’s great. I’ll definitely be pre-ordering my copy, provided you sign it for me next time I see you l

17 Cara { 12.03.08 at 8:23 pm }

CONGRATS! This is so big! The cover is genius. He-he …I’m giddy over here for you and your success, cause – come on, how could it NOT sell out?

Funny, an I just finished a soul searching post about the writing bug taking over!

It certaily bit you..and good!

18 Indigo { 12.03.08 at 8:32 pm }

Congratulations!! I sure do wish that I would have had a book and a support system 10 years ago when I was struggling with infertility. It was so taboo then!!

19 Kristin { 12.03.08 at 8:38 pm }

OMG…how freaking awesome is that. I can NOT wait to be able to buy it (now please let the release dates and my finances cooperate).

20 Faith { 12.03.08 at 8:48 pm }

CONGRATS!!! That’s very exciting! Love the cover.

21 Dora { 12.03.08 at 8:49 pm }

WOO HOO!!! Love the cover! Brilliant!

I pre-ordered my copy before clicking here to comment. šŸ™‚

22 Lindsay { 12.03.08 at 8:52 pm }

What a perfect cover! Congrats!!! I’m so excited for you!

23 Another Dreamer { 12.03.08 at 8:54 pm }

Ooooohhhh! I love it! It is glorious.

24 Tara { 12.03.08 at 8:56 pm }

I love the cover!

25 bleu { 12.03.08 at 8:57 pm }

Wow, besides it being so darn exciting and such a HUGE deal to have a cover, then the cover itself is soooooooooo awesome Mel. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

But of course your cover would be truly interesting and clever and smart, just like YOU!!!

26 Mrs. Spit { 12.03.08 at 9:24 pm }

It’s lovely, congrats!

27 orodemniades { 12.03.08 at 9:26 pm }

I am going to order this for the bookstore tomorrow.


Say, you going on tour at all? Because I would totally host you at the store…

28 Lisa { 12.03.08 at 9:28 pm }

Oh, Melissa, this is just so very exciting!!! Mazel Tov!!

29 Kahla { 12.03.08 at 9:54 pm }

It looks great!!

30 Jendeis { 12.03.08 at 9:57 pm }

Hon, I am so proud of you! I love the cover; it’s so beautiful! Can’t wait to read it.

31 tragicoptimist { 12.03.08 at 10:08 pm }

How exciting. Congratulations! That cover is amazing. You need to submit that cover to the Strange Maps blog – http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/

I’m also curious to know how much input you had on that design.

32 Meredith { 12.03.08 at 10:24 pm }

This cover looks fabulous! Ditto the book website. Way to go Mel!

33 Emily { 12.03.08 at 10:25 pm }

Holy Moly!!! That is so cool! Congrats Mel! You must be superduper proud! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

34 Les { 12.03.08 at 10:32 pm }


Donor Insemination Sea. There are no words to tell you how much I love that cover.

And I am thrilled for you. And tomorrow, when I’m half conscious, I’ll pre-order your book.

Once again, you are a genius. Congratulations.

35 Fertilized { 12.03.08 at 10:49 pm }

This is so freaking fantastic!

36 Lisa { 12.03.08 at 11:16 pm }

Oh, that is just way cool. Congratulations!!

37 B { 12.04.08 at 12:10 am }

WHACKO! As my mother would say. Or it might even be deserving of a WHACKADOO!

But it is an amazing achievement and I will judge it by it’s cover. IT LOOKS GREAT!



38 Brenda { 12.04.08 at 1:14 am }

Congratulations, Mel! I can’t wait to read it! šŸ™‚

39 Vee { 12.04.08 at 4:22 am }

Whooohooo !! I love, love, love the cover. It’s very clever. What an achievement Mel, congratulations ! I am very excited for you.

40 Artblog { 12.04.08 at 7:22 am }

Kiss, kiss, kiss and of course I’ll buy the book šŸ˜‰ xxxxxxxx

41 Bean { 12.04.08 at 7:28 am }

CONGRATS!!! I can’t wait to read it. I just got the email confirmation for my pre-order!

42 Mrs. Higrens { 12.04.08 at 7:56 am }

How thrilling! This will go on my personal Christmas list of things to buy myself, just because I’m worth it.

43 theclam { 12.04.08 at 8:10 am }



44 Piccinigirl { 12.04.08 at 8:17 am }

It’s gorgeous! I love it, it’s absolutely PERFECT!!

45 ms. c { 12.04.08 at 8:40 am }

Mel! What a beuatiful sight! I got shivers when I scrolled down and saw the brilliant cover.
Many mazel tovs!

46 IdleMindOfBeth { 12.04.08 at 8:43 am }


Congrats darlin!


47 MsPrufrock { 12.04.08 at 8:44 am }

Well, will you look at that! I have a tendency to be drawn to books because of their covers (it’s the art history major in me), and I would completely be interested in that before I even saw the title.

Wonderful and amazing. Many ongratulations!

48 areyoukiddingme { 12.04.08 at 8:47 am }

Ni-i-i-ice. And affordable too!

49 LJ { 12.04.08 at 9:12 am }

Oh I am so ordering now.

50 CJ { 12.04.08 at 9:34 am }

It’s beautiful!! Congratulations!!

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