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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cover Art

If you read this blog often, you know that I’m in the process of re-releasing my first novel, Angel in the Moonlight. I am enjoying the process though it’s much different than the first time around (the first time I had a publisher….this time, I’m on my own…sorta). So far, I’ve read through the novel itself and found that I still loved the story and was amazed and pleased that I actually committed those words to paper and could cry again at the end (yes, like the sap that I am for a happily ever after). 
          I’m at the stage now where I’m trying to choose a cover. Back in 2008, when Angel in the Moonlight first came out, I submitted what I’d like to see on the cover to the publisher and the cover artist could either take my idea and run with it or she/he could choose to do something entirely different (I was lucky….the cover artist took my words and created a beautiful cover).
          Now? It’s all me and I admit to being a little overwhelmed. Who would have thought choosing pictures for a novel cover would be so….difficult? And scary. And exciting! And so much fun! The websites are fabulous and the options! Oh my! So many possibilities. Angel in the Moonlight is a historical western romance….do I want subtle and elegant for the cover? Simple but striking? Horses? A lawman? Or a lone woman with the moon as her background? What is it that I want? What is it that a reader would like to see? So many questions and so many choices!
          My guardian angel is working overtime (why yes, she is holding her head in her hands in frustration…how did you know?) and I am again so fortunate. I have Carol Webb with Bella Media Management helping me with this (I’ve seen other covers she’s done and they are excellent!). Working with her has been a pure pleasure…..she is, in a word, fabulous! And so very talented (not to mention, patient)!
          So, be on the lookout for the cover reveal for Angel in the Moonlight coming soon and see what direction I chose to go in (with much, much help).
          As always, happy reading!

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