Covers

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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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 Historical Romance Cover: Be Still My Soul

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 in Covers, My Publishing Journey, The Cadence of Grace Series, Waterbrook Multnomah | 33 comments

A Historical Romance Cover: Be Still My Soul

Let’s talk book covers. I LOVE book covers. A picture really is worth a thousand words. So I wanted to dig in a little deeper and give you some of my thoughts on the cover for Be Still My Soul. I’ll never forget the first moment I saw the cover. I opened my email and there it was. My heart swelled at seeing my characters. WaterBrook/Multnomah did an amazing job. I was thrilled at how well they captured the details of this story. Seeing the characters come to life for the first time, was an incredible moment.  Characters: In the front, you see the heroine–Lonnie Sawyer....

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