Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January is Almost Over!

It's been so cold.  The only good part is that I haven't felt alone in the low temperatures.  Usually this part of the country is zero degrees and everyone south of here is breaking out the fans and iced tea.  I'm sorry for the rest of you--this must be a real shock.

Not that February and even March can't be cold and snowy, the odds start to decrease as we go into the year.  Yay!

Yes, I'm working on Bittersweet 6.  No, I don't have a title for it yet.  I'm also redoing several of the covers.  This should have been done before now but I haven't been able to get to everything!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Not Low Maintenance New Cover

Does a love story need to have a man and a woman on the cover?  How do we feel about that?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Flash and Flash of Light New Covers

Yes.  They needed a facelift and I've been lifting everywhere.

One day I said what if a teen had to earn money as a photographer in Hollywood.  The quickest way would be if she became a paparazzi.  That first night on the street, Kip takes a photo of the love of her life, actor Alex Milne.  And that's how the story begins.

And how the story ends?  You have to read the books, don't you.  But if you read Bad Apple 4: Certain, Kip appears in that book and we tie both series up with a nice big bow.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Nothing Serious Last New Cover

Cover art.  Yes.  Important?  It must be.  It's the first introduction the reader has to the book.

Like store brands.  Walmart, Stop & Shop, Best Whatever.  They used to be basic, rudimentary and fairly ugly.  Then something happened and these stores hired graphics designers to compete with Campbell's Soup.  The brand has to be identifiable and pleasing without opening the can to see the contents. 

And yet there are books with not so pleasing covers that sell and books with wonderful covers that don't.

Cover art on ebooks is rapidly becoming more sophisticated.  I can honestly say I don't want to change this one again.  But maybe in 2 years, all book covers will be animated and I'll have to find a way to have this woman raising and lowering the flowers to her nose.

Nothing Serious is still a cute story no matter what the cover is.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bittersweet Farm Cookbook

No, it doesn't exist but should it?  Would anyone be interested in a cookbook by Jules?
Yes.  There would be a recipe of Oliver popcorn balls.
Leave a comment for or against.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year New Opportunities

Here is Greyling, one of my feral cats, very rare here at Black Cat Farm, because he's grey.  There are only 2 colors of cats here.  Black.  Black and white.

May you all be judged favorably in 2014.