The Moment I Realized Some Things Point North: One fun thing about being an author, if you’re lucky, is seeing foreign editions released of your book and the various covers your book winds up with. The Thin Pink Line was published in several countries, including England, France, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, Japan and Australia. The only country that kept the original cover was Japan. Poland went with a Tarot card, Italy went with a picture of a woman who looked shockingly like me wearing a dress I once owned. And then there was Australia. The cover was illustrated and the woman on the front had breasts so perky, so upturned and so pointy, it looked like she was trying to establish contact with another planet via antenna. Is an eccentric up top what sells books Down Under?