Monthly Archives: September 2012
With so much information out there on the internet, with so many websites to sift through, anyone wishing to get information to a targeted market is up against a lot of competition.
As writers, we look to our friends and family to spread the word and, of course, they always come through. And within our online community, we are fortunate enough to have other writers and readers who open their blogs freely to lend a hand as well.
I want to take this opportunity to thank those bloggers who helped me reveal my new cover of Souled this past week. Please support them by visiting their blogs. They really are awesome peeps!
And a huge thank you to everyone who shared on Facebook and Twitter!
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Change is good. Change is positive. But it doesn’t make it any easier to let something go…
As much as I adored the original cover of Souled, I felt a change was needed to encompass more of the essence of the novel, which, in addition to ancient sorcery, was a story of love so absolute, so pure, it could transcend ordinary reason.
And because the location of the story took place in North Idaho, I wanted to include the community of Sandpoint in the Souled experience.
I was fortunate that Scott and Elaina, “regular” teens in Sandpoint, agreed to be the models for this cover. Although neither of them are professional models, they handled themselves like pros and gave the photographer, Victoria McCune, 100% effort. And in my opinion, it shows.
Also helping to put a professional touch to the make-up part of the session, I was thrilled to have Kimberlee Langford, make-up specialist, on board.
The tattoo design from the original cover, designed by Crystalyn Abercrombie, was definitely kept as part of this cover as that is a constant symbol in the story (as well as tattooed firmly onto my own body). Steve McCune pulled together all of the pieces to create the final cover.
It’s been incredible working with the people in the community on something such as this project, because after all, it’s their town, their turf, and their support of the novel is very important.
I’ve had a lot of fun so far and I hope you enjoy this cover as much as I do.
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This weekend past was a busy and incredibly productive one. Not only did I have the chance to hang out with my cousin and her husband, but they helped me do a total and complete makeover of the cover to my Young Adult Paranormal novel, Souled, which will be revealed on Friday. It’s totally unique in the fact that I was able to use local teens for the photo shoot. They stepped up and did such an incredible job! I can’t wait to show you all! So stay tuned for Friday’s post when I give you the low down on the new cover.
This post is going to deviate a little from my norm as I fulfill a promise I made to my #slenderman Twitter peeps for pictures.
This weekend, I took my cousin and her husband to a house I own in North Idaho (which I no longer live in) to show them around. It’s the home I referred to in a previous post. The home sits on a beautiful and heavily-wooded 5 acres with lots of places to roam and hide. There are places that are really magical alongside of some creepy pockets of slash created by previous loggers. We walked around the property and got some really interesting pictures. With all of the interest in Slenderman, and my son’s insistence that I don’t even think about it (which of course I did after that), I’m wondering. Did I draw him to me? And where the heck does he really live?
You’ll have to click on the pictures to see what I’m talking about…
So what do you think? More than one Slenderman? Fact? Fiction? Our overactive imagination? You tell me. Should we start a new hashtag of #slenderheads?
Come back Friday to check out the new cover for Souled. It’s got a whole new feel to it. I think you’ll agree.