l’m a self-proclaimed cover nerd, which probably stems from my fine arts background . My daughter Rosey, a marketing maven, and I work together to create my covers and last month we went wild changing the covers on most of the books of the series.
It started with Home for Christmas.
I loved the dramatic woman in black on a foggy dock, much like when Rosey comes home to the Island for Christmas and I pick her up at the float plane dock nearby. But as a friend laughingly said, it wouldn’t say Christmas to anyone who did not live in the Pacific Northwest. And your covers have to tell online buyers in a nutshell what your books about. Cover #1 – doesn’t look like Christmas, Cover #2 was visually too confusing, but I think the new cover hits just the right note, and will look great with the Starlight and Tinsel cover next Christmas.
When we got started, we just couldn’t stop. I liked the two newest covers, Starting Over and Starlight & Tinsel, and wanted to bring the rest more in line with those. More fun and direct – which is how I see the books.
Some of the old covers were too static – not reflective of the characters.
Then we decided to update the font on them all. Much sharper I think.
You get the picture. It was lots of fun, but don’t be fooled when you see a cover you don’t recognize. I’ll let you know when I do have a new book out. Hopefully next summer.
Now, back to work.