Cover Reveal of Slip Away

Here is the cover of the new novel from Merge Publishing.


Slip Away, by Joel Durham Jr is a coming of age novel about a boy in the Adirondacks whose family seems cursed by mental disease. This makes it difficult to live a normal life. Rory lives through friendship, his first love, and betrayal. There is also tragedy, death, and comedy is this literary tale.

Joel Durham Jr is writer in Clifton Springs, NY.
Cover designed by Leslie Taylor from Buffalo, NY.

Tell us what you think about the cover by leaving a comment. We’d love to hear from you.


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Greetings Merge fans! We will be featured live  on #GetBizy on Tuesday May 27th 2014* *8:00 am PST* (9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST, and 11:00 am EST)


The guest will be:
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We will be discussing writing, small press publishing, marketing, and wine. If you miss the event you can always watch it here (just bookmark this page).

Choose a Cover Design for A Taste for Death – Merge Publishing

Choose a Cover Design for A Taste for Death – Merge Publishing

Hello Merge Publishing fans. Once again, we are in need of your help to choose another cover design. We would like to show you two covers for the upcoming book that is being published by Merge. The book is by Don Stevens, a writer in the Finger Lakes area. 

Cover Wars for A Taste for Death by Don Stevens

The book starts with a murder in a vineyard, and it’s the first in a series of  Finger Lakes Wine Mysteries. Here is the description for the book, and we would appreciate your feedback by leaving a comment below. Both covers are drafts and are not final, however, you can choose the style you prefer and the reason.

Please mention the one on the left, or the right, along with some comments.


Thanks again for your help.