Beetiful designed the book cover for Music From Standing Waves by Johanna Craven.
‘When I was performing, it didn’t matter that I’d handed in a dodgy techniques assignment, or that Justin had slept with Mia instead of me. It didn’t matter that my parents didn’t want to know me, or that my brother had done a runner with Clara’s money. With a bow in my hand I was able to eradicate anything I didn’t want to think about.
But playing for Matt was different. The emotions were his, the secrets and desires his… I never felt closer to him than when I was playing his music.’
Music is Abby’s lifeline. She dreams of being a concert violinist; escaping her tiny Australian home town- and a disastrous relationship with her childhood best friend Justin.
At eighteen, she is given a chance at her dream: a place at the Melbourne Conservatorium. But when she falls for charismatic composer Matt, Abby discovers love for a person can be as consuming as love for music. Their passionate relationship has her questioning everything she thought she ever wanted. Abby realises that to face the future, she must first confront the past; uncovering some uncomfortable truths about herself, her family and the passion that has shaped her life.
Johanna Craven is an Australian-born writer of historical and contemporary fiction. She is also a film composer, music teacher and pianist. She has lived in Melbourne and Los Angeles and is currently based in London.
Her more questionable hobbies include ghost hunting, meditative dance and pretending to be a competitor on The Amazing Race when travelling abroad.