It’s summer in the States and beginning to heat up! Summer is always one of my favorite seasons for reading. It’s hard to beat a good book poolside, on the beach, or in the hammock. Do you have your summer reading list ready? I’ve admitted before that I’m a sucker for a good cover design. […]
Haven’t I Seen Your Face Before?
I adore pretty book covers. Getting them made for my books is one of my favourite parts of the publishing process. My design skills are rudimentary, so I commission a cover artist to give my books a face. These talented artists need me to give them a design brief before they can work, so I […]
A few weeks ago, when my launch team was sharing different memes and posts about my new book, Destination: Romance, something funny happened. One of my launch team members found a quote she loved in my story and made this meme. She then shared it, and commented how excited she was for everyone else to […]
Series Covers That Make an Impression
Earlier this month, K. Leah shared about the evolving covers of her Finding Home Series in this post. I’ve always loved her beautiful, soft, romantic covers! It got me thinking about other series whose covers have made an impression. Like K. Leah, I have a professional background in graphic design and have designed all of […]
Trends in Book Covers – Reader Input & a #Giveaway
I read an article recently. I know, I know. What’s the world coming to? Just kidding. I actually read articles all the time. Some are just more interesting than others. This particular article was about trends in romance book covers, and it got me to wondering whether or not they were right. Let’s face it. […]
What’s Missing? by Deb Kastner
A Unique Christmas Mystery As many of you know, I’ve gone “hybrid,” which means I am independently publishing some books, writing some for a small press and continuing to write for Harlequin. This has completely spoiled me, because when I indie publish, the choice of what goes on my cover is entirely up to me. […]
Making of Book Covers Part 2 by Merrillee Whren
Nearly two years ago, I wrote a blog post about the process involved in creating some of the covers for my books. I talked about my traditionally published books and the first two books in my indie series, Front Porch Promises. Here are the first three books in the series. Each book cover features a […]
Perchance to Dream: The Evolution of a Book Cover
Readers often ask me, “How do you come up with such pretty, unique book covers?” Creating a book cover is one of my favorite aspects of writing a new story. I like having the cover done as I’m writing. It inspires me and keeps me going in many respects. The first consideration for any book […]
Do YOU judge a book by its cover?
I know I’m a romance author, but I’m still a READER at heart. As a READER, my favorite thing to do is to go into a Lifeway or Family Christian Bookstore and peruse the fiction section. And yes, I may even sniff a few times. There is NOTHING better than the smell of fresh books! […]