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Comet Dust and the Gender Divide

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Book Cover Appeal: Men and Women are NOT Alike
Most of us are vaguely aware of this fact, but I was gobsmacked by it over the weekend.

Anyone who has followed my writing for a while knows how I like to experiment with book covers and titles. Hence, my new novel was called Days of Darknessfor barely a week. The new title is Comet Dust. 
You'll recognize the same 'Brunette in the Wind' from the original Days of Darkness cover. Over the weekend, I came up with an alternative cover, 'Purple Starry Head'.  
The two covers are designed to give off different vibes.  In the aftermath of a comet hitting the Earth, Brunette in the Wind plays off of the ongoing chaos and decline of civilization. On the other hand, Purple Starry Head captures the main character's determination to hold onto her dreams and work for a brighter future.
Anyway, I conducted a very scientific poll to gather input. It consisted of me emailing family members and asking random people on the internet…