Designing Book Covers – Part 2 – The Candy Store

The Trilogy didn’t take off like we had hoped and it’s hard to say if the cover was holding it back or not. After walking through stores and studying other covers I realized most books have a person on the cover. So my next book cover would incorporate a character. The rest of the imagery…

Heir to Power – Chapter 4

A moment later Jettena called them for lunch. Kairma was famished and Isontra agreed to continue the lesson later. Laying down the ancient records, the two women joined Jettena at the long dining table. Her little brothers were at the table already playing with their food, but Zedic was nowhere to be seen. Kairma was…

Designing Book Covers – Part 1 – The Healing Crystal

There are hundreds of blogs and books on cover design; many of which I have read. Some of these educational blogs and books stress the use of symbolism, while others counsel using people on the cover because the story is all about the characters. Others advise to avoid images of characters, claiming readers like to…

Heir to Power – Chapter 3

Zedic was an early riser by nature and tried hard to please his mother. Not only did he do his own chores, he often helped dress and feed his three younger brothers as well. The four-annum old triplets could be a handful at times, and Jettena liked to keep their home clean. Zedic didn’t understand…

Heir to Power – Chapter 2

Kinter stood up, placing her clenched fists on her hips. “It’s about time you came back! I was beginning to think the Whitish really had eaten you. I was just about to leave you for dead.” Her anger didn’t fool the others; she looked frightened.