Monday, October 2, 2017

Time for a Cover Refresh

As many of you may know, in addition to writing books, I design covers--both for myself and other authors. Last week my friend, editor, and client, Jannine Gallant, came to me with a request to help her update the covers of her three self-pubbed romantic suspense novellas. I had helped her with the original covers almost five years ago and thought it would be fun to refresh them.

This project arose because times and tastes change in many things, including book cover art. There appears to be a current movement to emphasize the suspense element in romantic suspense and omit photos of characters from book covers. Jannine wanted her covers to reflect that, so she chose some wonderful new images--including one she took herself of a favorite childhood haunt. I tweaked them and added the text. We'd love to hear what you think! 

The photos on the left are the original covers, and the photos on the right are the updated versions.


  1. Looking at the covers side by side, the distraction of the people is more striking. Back when we created the originals, the mantra was "people on covers" sell. I like this new trend much better. Thanks for your willingness to take on this re-do! I love them!

    1. I'm so glad you're happy. I really like them, too!

  2. They look great! Enjoyed being able to see the then and now!

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