Book Cover For Faith’s Journey

Faiths-JourneyAs most of you know, I’m always running a little behind. It seems like every week lately has involved finishing up a book cover and getting the book formatted and ready for publication. That’s such an exciting time for both me and the author because now their book has life. It has a face now and the bones have been settled into place.

I loved working with Heather Greer and her cover came together so nicely. One of the locations in her book was a state park in Illinois and that became the backdrop for her cover. Her main character Faith, dressed in casual fall attire, became the focal point of this very simple but gorgeous cover. Here’s a teaser from this contemporary romance.

Katie McGowan left her parents and their faith behind years ago. However, when faced with a devastating betrayal, Katie is ready to go back to Carbondale, Illinois to help her elderly parents despite their tempestuous relationship. Drained by the constant friction, Katie finds emotional support and encouragement in Austin. His practical, simple faith speaks to Katie, and she finds herself yearning for a new connection to God. As their friendship grows, so does the attraction between Katie and Austin.

Before her fledgling faith and thoughts of romance have a chance to take root, Katie’s cheating fiancé returns, remorseful and promising change. Can her tentative faith strengthen their past love? And if her heart breaks again, will Katie’s journey to faith end before it has really begun?

Faith’s Journey was published by Mantle Rock Publishing and is available on Amazon.

Fall Colors

color-palette-2595Can you smell the fall in the air? Do you get warm fuzzy feelings when you see that golden leaf fall to the ground? I do! Fall is MY season. I love everything about it. From the fog-drenched mornings to the crackle of fallen leaves under my feet, I just like to soak up all the little things about autumn that make it so different from the other seasons. I love the fall color palette of gold, rust and burgundy with a little brown mixed in. I went shopping yesterday with my sweet girl and I was in love with all the burgundy clothing – sweaters, shirts, pants, skirts – all awash in the vibrant colors of the season.

Now, just need to move the fire-pit home (that’s another story) and gather round with a bag a marshmallows and a roasting stick. Maybe a cup of hot cocoa and a few good friends. Sounds like the start of a wonderful season to me. Hope you have a wonderful autumn day today. Tell me what you like best about this season. I’d love to hear from you!