Cover story – The Former Chief Executive

The Former Chief Executive by Kate Vane
Here it is! The cover for my new novel The Former Chief Executive.

The painting is Head of Woman in Green Kimono by Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco. I am very grateful to her for permission to use it.

I chose it because the novel focuses on the character and reflections of a strong female character rather than dramatic plot twists. I wanted a cover that suggested that tone and mood. I also wanted to juxtapose the image of a woman with the (intentional) ambiguity of the title – to reinforce that this former chief executive is a woman.

And here’s the book description:

Without your past, who are you?

Deborah was a respected hospital manager until a tragedy destroyed her reputation. She has lost her career, her husband and even her name.

Luca wants to stay in the moment. For the first time in his life he has hope and a home. But a fresh start is hard on a zero-hours contract, harder if old voices fill your mind.

When a garden share scheme brings them together, Deborah is beguiled by Luca’s youth and grace. He makes her husband’s garden live again. He helps her when she’s at her lowest. But can she trust him? And when the time comes to confront her past, can she find the strength?

This sharply drawn short novel explores the distance between the generations – between health and wealth, owners and workers, guilt and blame.

The Former Chief Executive will be published in paperback and Kindle on 8 June – and is available for preorder on Amazon.

If you are a blogger or reviewer and would like a copy, please email me at and say whether you would like mobi, epub or pdf. I’m also happy to do guest posts and interviews.

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