The cover design…

Well, I knew that I wanted skunk cabbages on the cover of My Secret Sasquatch. They only bloom for a few weeks, from mid-April to early May, so – even though the book won’t be published for another year (I’m aiming for spring 2012) –  I have been out doing the photography for the cover and for other book promo materials.

I sent the photos and my ideas over to my friend Ronan Lannuzel, who is an amazing graphic designer at  I love Ronan’s work, and I knew that he would be able to take my concept and turn it into a reality.

So we have been sending drafts back and forth for a week now, and I am very excited. Ronan has  great ideas, and a lovely light creative touch. He’s done things with my concept that I would never have thought to do myself, and it’s great! We are pretty close to the final version now, so stay tuned.

The general idea for My Secret Sasquatch (and other possibilities) has been forming within me for over three years now. By about a year ago, the concept: what my aim with it is, and what the content will be, became pretty clear. But really, the whole process of writing a book is a strange thing – for nearly the whole time, it feels like something nebulous rather than concrete, just an idea in my head and a list of files on my computer.

Sometimes it can be hard to summon up the motivation to finish up a large writing project – but for me, seeing the book cover is the ultimate motivation: The book is real, and there is a destination in sight. I am inspired to keep writing!

I’ll upload the cover here once Ronan and I finalize things, so check back soon!


About Jacqueline Windh

I'm a writer, photographer, and radio broadcaster who is concerned about our planet and how we live our lives - hoping my work helps people to find new ways of thinking about issues such as personal health, wilderness, the environment, food security, thinking about the future. These things are all connected, you know...

Posted on May 6, 2011, in book, design, production, vancouver island, west coast, writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Jacqueline,

    Your new book project sounds extremely exciting!!!
    Do you know John Bindernagel’s new book about Sasquatch? The title is “The Discovery of the Sasquatch – Reconciling Culture, History, and Science in the Discovery Process”. It’s an outstanding scientific publication dealing with the Sasquatch phenomenon and looking at this issue from a theoretically scientific and philosophical viewpoint. It’s not just interesting regarding the discovery process of Sasquatch but also an excellent recollection of how science should be conducted.
    My name is Sander Jain and I came to Tofino for the first time in 2006. This area immediately captivated me… I love the mystic air that these tiny remains of wilderness are still able to evoke.
    I work as a freelance photographer and will also start working as a kayak guide in Tofino this summer.
    See you around,


  2. Thanks for your comment, Sander, and sorry for my delay in getting back to you. And thanks for your interest in this project!

    I have heard of Bindernagel and his research, but I didn’t know about his new book. Thanks for the tip.

    My new book is not really “about” sasquatches – it is more of a collection of stories that dance around from what is “real” to what is “imagined.” One of the stories is about a sasquatch I saw on Radar Hill. But other stories stem from my experiences out on the water – I don’t know if you know, but I worked as a kayak guide here for years. So I have seen more than a few things happen in the wilderness, and have a few stories to tell!

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