Setting the Mood: A Cover Story

By Z I’m the kind of person who reads to escape the real world. I want to lose myself in a book and come out of it with a warm, happy feeling. Although a happy ending is paramount to me … Read More

The Sweetest Ruin: A Cover Story

I always consult the author before I start any book cover, and this was particularly important for The Sweetest Ruin since it would be my first “modern” cover in seven years. Most of the book takes place in Las Vegas, … Read More

The Making of A Most Handsome Gentleman: A Cover Story

AKA Who’s Who of Handsome Gents By Janet Taylor Rita Deodato of From Pemberley to Milton hosted Suzan Lauder’s Cover Reveal for A Most Handsome Gentleman. During that reveal there was much discussion over which gentleman was Collins and which … Read More

From Science to Art to Design: A Cover Story

Often times an idea for a design starts with an inspiration. That idea then gets tweaked and worked until sometimes it ends up different from where it began, but hopefully more polished. It’s not unlike writing. An inspired scene gets … Read More

Looking at the Clues: A Cover Story

A well-done fiction book cover does many things at the same time. It attracts the designated customer base. It gives readers an idea of what’s between the covers while keeping its plot twist secrets. It informs the reader of the … Read More

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