Cover art

Bringing Spring in with a bang! #ASMSG |

Ok, so this Thursday (why does everything always seem to happen on a Thursday?) there are four things I’d like to share with you and none of them are the Spring Equinox. ;P

1) As previously posted I’ll be putting up a post in the morning with the cover of Milly Taiden’s newest romance Wolf Protector. YAY! Also, if you get a chance, pop on over to her website and help her get her likes back that Facebook stole from her. I cherish each and every one of my meager 368 likes, I can only imagine how mad I’d be losing the numbers she had.

2) My little bit of Flash Fiction (500 words!) will go live at The Iron Writer challenge. I’ll remind you Thursday (meaning bug you) to please, pretty please, with sugar on top, go there and vote. You don’t have to vote for mine.

3) If you live near Cozad, NE I’ll be “teaching” a free class at 9:30, Noon, and 2:30 at the Cozad Development Corporation on using Social Media to help grow your business. Obviously, I am not an expert on that subject; I will just be sharing my experiences using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and so forth to engage with people. My aim is to make it seem less daunting to those who are completely new to it. And it really isn’t scary. It’s fun! Right? 😉

4) In the evening in Kearney, NE I’ll be having another author signing at Studio 3 Art Studio. Why at an art studio? My good friend and artist Pat Jones will be having an Open House there and we’d both love to have you trickle in and out and just hang with us from 7-9pm!

5) I am going to be making a new cover for First, I Love You. I’m already kicking around some ideas with some fabulous people, but I am thinking of making a poll so you, the readers, can weigh in as well. For instance, should the cover have something with Chicago on it like it did before? Something with a person (like Kiki’s silhouette)? The letters Mickey Downey wrote that the title is from? So forth…

6) I hope you have a fantastic week!

Ever wondered about the coverart for First, I Love You?

It’s what you would see standing underneath the “Bean” at Chicago’s Millenium Park. I took this picture while on a trip with my dad and his friend “Uncle Jack”. I picked it because, of course, most of the book is set in Chicago and also I felt like it symbolized the theme of the book; that everyone could be looking at the same thing and see things from their own warped perspective. Six very different characters and points of view of the same story.



The second book, as you may have discovered, is less of a character sketch than the first, and more what happens when everyone’s lives get entangled and their points of view start shifting ever so slightly.

Feeling like a wee bit of nonsense

Or maybe it’s just I’ve never had a morning in which NO one visited my little corner of Gen. Busy shopping? Are you actually working? 0_0

Well, then… I will continue futzing with the layout of Second of All and writing on Third Time’s the Charm. Remember to vote in the poll if you want me to write you a Valentine’s Day short romance.


To those who have actually read First, I Love You

and/or perhaps the snippets of Second of All posted on this site. I’ve asked a few people already based on a few different ideas (and of course the old cover idea I had ages ago) for their opinions on this cover but I especially want the opinion right now of those who are familiar with the trilogy.

To be honest, I really prefer either of these (versus a darker background), but I am willing to be talked out of it. Well, you know me, more like argued out of it. LOL

The Celtic cross in the middle is designed by Aris Dervis, and it is used with his gracious permission.


Edited to say, I’ve picked the one on the right. You can look in the Second of All tab to the right to see the layout.

Just havin some fun

I know I should be writing, and I have been, will be, so on, world without end…

But you all can blame my beautiful cousin Andrea for this flight of fancy. I spent some time just fiddling with a concept for the cover art for Second of All. So here’s an idea. The Celtic cross was designed by Aris Dervis (I don’t own it!) and if you all like it I will enquire as to whether I can use it on the next cover:[[ UPDATE!!! Aris said I can use it yippeee! So I’m thinking you’re looking at the cover for Second of All! ]]