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The Birthing of a Beautiful Book Cover

Cover Appeal I love meandering through book stores and relishing in the visual smorgasbord of colors, images, fonts, and witty words crafted into titles, cover copy, and tantalizing taglines. If I’m lucky enough to land myself in a store with a built-in coffee shop, the scent of printed paper mixed with the waft of my… Continue reading The Birthing of a Beautiful Book Cover

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Helping an Author Bring a Book to Life

Time to Round Up the Posse Those who know me well will attest I’d rather head off on an adventure with sidekicks than being the Lone Ranger. I wear that hat enough while I’m writing–countless hours at the computer and hanging out with my imaginary characters can make for a lonely ride. So, a girl’s… Continue reading Helping an Author Bring a Book to Life

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The Making of a Cover Design

The Making of a Cover Design Metamorphosis of Chasing the Butterfly A story is conceived in the mind when dreams, musings, and wandering thoughts mingle. Then, it is developed in the words, lines, and pages of the manuscript–constantly changed and morphed into the intended image, sight, smell, and sound. Finally, the story is born–unveiling itself in… Continue reading The Making of a Cover Design