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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Check out the final cover for IF YOU ONLY KNEW by Prerna Pickett!

This is what I wrote about the Flames comp for cover voting for If You Only Knew:Corey is spray painting flames on Tessa's dad's car the first time we meet him, so of course I had to put flames on one of the covers. This love story is star-crossed, so it's only appropriate that the kissing couple is being overtaken … Read More


If You Only Knew, Prerna Pickett, cover creation, cover reveal
Monday, May 14th, 2018

Check Out the Final Cover for BEWARE THE NIGHT by Jessika Fleck!

I am thrilled to share the finished cover for Beware the Night with you! Elen Winata's art was already stunning in black and white, and she made it even richer with color. We chose gold and blue to represent day and night and to emphasize the duality already symbolized in the art. Truly, this cover speaks for itself, so go … Read More


beware the night, jessika fleck, cover creation, news, cover
Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Cover Creation: The Many Parts of JUST FRIENDS

I use a lot of stock art for my covers. Photo shoots are great, illustrators are lovely... stock photography is readily available and inexpensive. That doesn't mean my covers are generic, though! I use multiple images and manipulate them to create new, unique scenes—like I did for Just Friends.I'm sure you remember the winning cover for Just Friends: Chance and … Read More


cover creation, art, design, cover, process, Tiffany Pitcock, Liz D., Just Friends
Monday, May 29th, 2017

Let's Talk About the LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE Cover

The final cover for Let's Talk About Love is here! It's changed a bit since you saw it for cover voting. Here's a breakdown of what changed and why:We all love this cover and are so happy that you chose it. That said, Claire had two concerns about the model. 1.) Her hair looked damaged on the ends, as if … Read More


art, Let's Talk About Love, design, creation, cover, process, Liz D., revision, Claire Kann

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