At a book club meeting this Saturday, we were discussing the latter half of Weaving Man and one of the topics that popped up as we were nearing the end of the meeting was as follows: who is this on the cover? Some thought it was Menders, but he has long hair. Others of us thought maybe Franz, but then some thought it was just a man. So, who is it? P.S. We all LOVED the book. Me, being the youngest of the club at 18, and the oldest being 68 years old. All alike, we fell in love with each and every character and page and we are all reading the sequel now!
Hi Heather - I am SO sorry, I didn't get a notice about your post and just saw it today.That is supposed to be Menders on the cover of the book. I didn't design it. I did the original cover, which was a sketch of Menders with Katrin on the night she was born, which I liked a lot. Unfortunately, it wasn't selling books - so I went with a more typical cover and the person who designed it had not, of course, read the book. Menders would never have worn a bowler hat either, he's a top hat man. However, the money involved could only go so far and revisions were just not in the budget at the time.So I accepted the fact that people would equate the male figure's attire to a Victorian/Edwardian timeframe, the baby carriage was good and overall, I loved the design. So we went with it and the rest is history. It really helped sales on the book (now over 7000 sold). Thanks so much for your question, and again, my apologies for it getting past me. I so appreciate your interest and that of your book club!