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Let’s make a cover for my newest novel… part 5…

Well, this one has more princess, which I like. And I darkened up the foliage a little. Is that still too cluttered?

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Let’s make a cover for my newest novel… part 4…

Another quick layout idea for the cover art for the new book. This one has the princess… AKA my daughter, Mollie… I like the grey background better than the white, but I still think it needs some foliage. And yes, … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my newest novel… part 3…

This is about as simple an idea for a book cover as you could possibly come up with. A plain, white background. I like the font. But I miss the princess. I want to come up with a way to … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my newest novel… part 2…

Admittedly, the first of my ideas for a cover for the new book was a little too… crowded? claustrophobic? busy? This one captures the fact that the seven kingdoms are all individual islands. It also captures the fact that our … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my newest novel… part 1…

Okay, that is a quick mock-up of a very simple design. There is still a lot we could do with that. We could use filters in Photoshop to make the photo of my daughter more faded. Or, we could get … Continue reading

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I finished my latest novel… part 2…

So, it is time to make a book cover! As I said, I am doing it all, right here, on the blog. And yes, I am using my younger daughter as the model. She is supposed to be Princess Hildread … Continue reading

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I finished my latest novel… part 1…

Some of you may recall that I was posting chapters of my newest novel, The Seven Kingdoms, as I was writing it… it is still there, the parts I posted, at least, under the button labeled: The Seven Kingdoms, in … Continue reading

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