Do You really like your Book Covers?

I don’t suppose for a minute that I am the only writer who is never happy with their book covers.

Every time I think I have found THE ONE, it’s not long before the doubts start to arrive, and I am convinced it’s just not good enough.

I know this is something all artists have trouble with. For some reason, we are never satisfied with what we have created. I have often wondered why this is.

The original cover for The Scarlet Ribbon is a case in point. We have never been happy with it, but just couldn’t imagine a better one, considering it is such an unusual story.

After much soul searching and nail-biting, we have finally changed the cover. We think this one suits the genre rather well. Of course, we would love to know your thoughts!

We are sharing this groundbreaking news (at least it was for us!) with a recent fantastic review from D.L.Finn.

4.0 out of 5 stars Seeking answers on the other side.

“Scarlet Ribbon” is a story that made me wonder about the afterlife and what is in between. Maggie was out with her husband when she was run down by a car. She ended up in a coma for two long years, but her time became relative as she found herself in a strange place. Her body was in the hospital, but her mind or soul was experiencing a different reality. While she was under, she could see what her husband was doing and was taken to other worlds and the past. She wanted to help, especially a young girl. There was cruelty and a blissful existence that coincided in the different places. As she seeks answers to her dilemma, she finds out more than she wanted to about how sheltered a life she had and people’s true side. I have always wondered what goes on when people are in a coma, and this was a fascinating idea of what could happen. There never seems to be one simple answer or outcome to Maggie’s desires. I love her determination to do what is right, but within her new world, I felt her confusion as she bounced from one situation to another. I was rooting for the person she connected with on the other side. The story picked up the pace when she emerged from the coma, and work began for her to heal and try to remember. The ending was a surprise but didn’t feel done just yet. I hope there are more versions of her life to come and I will be reading them.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Denise, for this wonderful review for The Scarlet Ribbon!

23 thoughts on “Do You really like your Book Covers?

  1. Unique genres and stories REQUIRE unique covers – there are no tropes to try to hit.

    I LOVE mine (second one is under construction) when they finally come to me.

    This time a friend is doing the execution of my idea – but I’m still tweaking and nitpicking when the versions come – because I can’t explain well enough in words what is graphics.

    Trying is a good exercise – it’s getting closer and closer to what I didn’t even realize I wanted, but I am VERY sure what that is – every time I see what that isn’t! The disconnect is good (and I’m paying for time, not finished product ON PURPOSE so I can ask for what I need). I had too much brain fog when we started and it had been 7 years since I used my graphics (Pixelmator), and it was almost starting from scratch again.

    I hope to do the next one all by myself again, but this is a good learning process. He understood my pencil sketch SO well…

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