I’ve been quiet for a few days. It’s because I’ve been playing with my graphics tablet again, painting a copy of the photograph that I used as a cover on my first book.

When I first published my Kindle version of the Care Guide I used a photo of two rats that I felt was perfect for the job. On producing a print version I found that the photograph wasn’t large enough to use as a full cover so I opted for a smaller version against a dark background, but it has annoyed me that the two covers were different and I preferred the original.

You have no idea how long it takes to draw fleece! But it didn’t look right with a plain background. So here is the newly minted front cover.