Every author I know awaits the first glimpse of their book covers with the proverbial bated breath. I’ve had my share of disappointments. One of my old romance covers was just plain embarrassing. But out of 50+ books, I’d say I’ve had way more wonderful covers than bad ones.
This week, I got first looks at not just one book cover but two, and I’m delighted with both of them. Remember, these aren’t final but there’s a good chance they won’t change much.
Two months later, April 2007, Sweet Dreams Drive, the fourth book in the Hart’s Crossing Series (Revell), will arrive on shelves. This story is about parents of twins. I think this is perfect.
Zondervan is currently at work on the cover art for my July 2007 release. I can hardly wait. Stay tuned. I’ll share when I can.
I know many readers think authors have a lot of say about their covers. Not true. We give input and share ideas, but ultimately, marketing and art directors have the final say. It’s nice when the author is happy, too.