It’s all coming together. Two more weeks, and a handful of days, and Sarah Sharpe will launch from my imagination into the world. Can you tell that I’m excited? Good. Because I am. 🙂
So while I do a happy dance in my kitchen, which I can’t show you, and you probably really don’t want to see, I’ll hand you the cover of my newest novel….
This cover was fun, and I had a lot of help. My sister, Joanna Jerome (almost Conn…she changes her last name the day after TCD goes live. How fun is that?) was my cover model, and she did an amazing job. Just for funsies, I’ll post some of the photos that didn’t make the final cut, and you’ll be able to see my lovely sis taking on Sarah’s plight. To make things even more special, my sister-in-law Lorie, who happens to be extraordinary with a camera, shot these amazing pictures and helped me choose the best one for the cover. Such a team!
I also had help from two amazingly talented ladies whose kindness exceeds their incredible talent; Lynette Bonner and Roseanna White allowed me to pick their brains and helped with the technical stuff I’m simply incapable of doing.
Thank you, ladies. What would I do without you?
This was nearly perfect. Joanna and Lorie captured Sarah’s longing for identity. However, we decided the background, as lovely as it is, didn’t make her pop.
Better back ground. Pose…well, maybe. But Sarah’s hair is shorter, and darker. The wispy strands over her face are beyond my skills to change.
Ohh…I like. The longing in her expression is perfect. The hair I could mess with. Bummer, though, I don’t like the way the dress is laying at her shoulder…
This went on for hours. But in the end, I’m thrilled with the cover for Sarah’s story, and I can’t wait to show you what’s inside. To celebrate the fact that I’m actually ahead of schedule (Whoa. Mark it down, scribe.) the preorder is live and you can lock in your Kindle copy for $0.99. The link is below.
The Carpenter’s Daughter on Amazon.
Like I said, I’m so excited! Sarah’s story is pretty special to me, and I can’t wait to hear what you think. Thank you so much for allowing me to gush!