My Publishing Journey

Behind the Cover for Lionheart

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 in Covers, My Journal, The Lady and the Lionheart | 30 comments

Behind the Cover for Lionheart

We stood in a meadow just before sunset. After months of prep and planning, it was about to happen. My lovely friend and cover model was transformed into a young heroine from 1890, the photographer was driving up in her car, and it was showtime.  I was a blissful kind of happy. It was a moment, heaven sent. May I tell you the story? Kind of like the circus itself, there’s a little more to it than what meets the eye…   March 8th! Jotted down on a calendar with a star. The big day. I was like a little kid, waiting for those wagons to come ambling down the...

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A New Historical Romance

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in My Publishing Journey | 8 comments

A New Historical Romance

  Today, I had the absolute joy of sharing this fun news on Facebook. This is the book of my heart, friends, so much so that this moment has been such a dream in the making. The past week or so, I’ve been in the midst of line edits and soon, will have more details to share! But for now, here is the link to the book on Goodreads and the Pinterest storyboard: Follow Joanne Bischof, Author’s board The Lady and the Lionheart on...

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Behind the Scenes of a Historical Romance Cover

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 in Covers | 60 comments

Behind the Scenes of a Historical Romance Cover

Today I have the pleasure of teaming up with Kristopher Orr of WaterBrook Multnomah and we’re bringing you the design process for the third book in the Cadence of Grace series! I was amazed by all that’s involved in putting together a book cover and in addition, the added technicalities with bringing a series home with the final art design. We begin with a few stills from the photo shoot. Courtesy of a studio in Colorado Springs (and our fantastic model and photographer!), our heroine, Lonnie Sawyer, comes to life! Kristopher: Which shot...

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My Hope is Found…has a cover!

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Covers, The Cadence of Grace Series | 44 comments

My Hope is Found…has a cover!

My editor sent the cover over just a few days ago and I confess, I might have melted :) Oh…a surreal moment it was! I am overjoyed to share with you that coming this fall, is the third book in the Cadence of Grace series, MY HOPE IS FOUND. The cover designer has done an amazing job of capturing each individual story while also running a thread of growth and change through the series. He has a gift for capturing the subtle details and I’m so thankful for how he’s brought these books to life. I’d love to hear your thoughts! A...

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Coming soon from the Cadence of Grace Series

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 in Covers, The Cadence of Grace Series, Though My Heart is Torn | 59 comments

Coming soon from the Cadence of Grace Series

I’ve been blessed beyond words by you all who have walked this journey with me since first meeting Lonnie and Gideon in “Be Still My Soul”. Now, this spring comes the next part of their story, “Though My Heart is Torn”. Set in Appalachia, 1901, THOUGH MY HEART IS TORN is the story of Lonnie and Gideon O’Riley, a young couple who fell in love within the pages of BE STILL MY SOUL. Now, as tragedy pulls them apart, this second installment of the Cadence of Grace series explores the deep places of the heart and the blossoms of hope re-found....

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A Very Special Day!

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 in Be Still My Soul, My Publishing Journey, News and Updates | 51 comments

A Very Special Day!

Today is a big day. A huge day. And I find myself a little short on words.   Because exactly eight years ago, I married my best friend in the whole wide world. Today we get to be together. Spend time together, just the two of us and tonight, it’s a table for two at our favorite restaurant. I can’t wait. The Lord has done miraculous things in our lives and marriage. My children go to bed every night with a bedtime bible story and are growing up to be little lights in this world and I owe so much of that to the amazing daddy that’s helping raise them. I am blessed beyond...

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Of Edits and Book Launches

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 in My Publishing Journey, Rag Bag, The Cadence of Grace Series, Waterbrook Multnomah | 30 comments

Of Edits and Book Launches

This last week I’ve been working on the edits for the second book in the Cadence of Grace series, Though My Heart is Torn. I’ve spent my days with fingers to keyboard, heart to story…and there may have been some coffee involved. It’s hit me this morning that Be Still My Soul is about to release. Not in a year or months or even weeks. It’s releasing in days. So much is going on! Here is a little update of where I’m at right now.   Of Edits… I was recently chatting with my friend Amanda Dykes about the editing process this time...

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