They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but we all know that we do. The look of the cover was important to me. You don't want of those covers that ends up on a site about lousy book covers.
Most truly awful book covers come about because writers think that a cover is a good DIY project. That can go wrong as quickly as trying to remodel your own bathroom.
Fortunately, I knew an extremely talented artist. We collaborated using a private Pinterest board where I posted examples of colors, graphics, text, and book covers I liked.
When I saw the result, it was a little bit like she had read my mind.
Thank you so much, Mel. You made my dreams come true. So go ahead, judge my book by this beautiful cover.