The cover is done!!!!!!!!!

Can you tell how excited I am by the asterisks in my title?

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I’m so excited to finally have a cover. After all my worries, Kim at Deranged Doctor Design worked so hard to help me create something I’m so proud of. Continue reading “The cover is done!!!!!!!!!”

Help! Figuring out a book cover concept

I want to work on my book covers for the Nome Chronicles Trilogy series I’m writing but I have no idea what they should look like. I reached out to a designer who kindly sent two ideas and that sent me into a panic because…I don’t know what I want.

The series has 2 MCs – a girl, Neith, and a boy, Invier. They’re in a secret relationship and the only way to make things official is for the boy to ‘win’ the right to be with her. He now has to participate in a competition against a set of interesting characters who have their own reasons for being there.

The book is YA and a look at covers in that genre suggests faces on the cover. Many trad published books have images of symbols instead. I’ll note that symbols play a significant role in my series as the families to which the participants belong to all have family emblems.

My original idea, was to put symbol(s) on the cover but as an indie, my cover has to work hard to attract readers and give them a clue of what to expect.

And so, here I am, unsure what my covers will be and hoping … no, PRAYING for some insight.


Wondering what the character Neith looks like? Check out this article here. An introduction to Invier is here. Meet another character, Landen Sohr, here.

If you are a writer, how have you come up with your book covers? Do share.

UPDATE: The cover for THE PURSUAL is done. See it here.

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Can I mention a famous book in my novel?

I was at kboards the other day and stumbled upon a timely thread titled, Legality of quoting the bible and referencing popular culture.

I’m glad I read it because doing so forced me to research a question I had.  See, in my first draft of Book 2 of The Nome Trilogy Chronicles, I reference 3 well-known books. One of them is the Bible, by the way.  All I do is mention the titles of these books and a character avoids reading them because they are thicker than he would like.

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Celebrating the GHOST HOPE launch

Are you into YA books? Do you like Science Fiction and Dystopian tales?

Look no further than Ripley Patton’s GHOST HAND.


The much-anticipated fourth and final book of The PSS Chronicles is here. And author Ripley Patton invites you to help her celebrate it’s launch June 15-21.

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