Cover Creation: The Mall Is Not Enough

Posted on Jan 27, 2016

Hi guys! This week I’m taking you behind the scenes to show you the creation of the cover for Kelly McClymer’s cozy mystery, The Mall Is Not Enough. As always, the cover process started with a discussion with Kelly. It was pretty straight forward for this cover as it’s the third book in the series […]

Etta’s Garden – Sketch

Posted on Jan 11, 2016

This is the start of an illustration for my upcoming YA novel, Mermaid Problems. This is Etta, hanging out in her backyard. I could see it so clearly in my head while I was writing, that I had to share it. Writing and drawing, my two favourite forms of telepathy

Katana

Posted on Dec 7, 2015

Working on another character for Mermaid Problems. Top secret. If I told you, she’d have to kill you. (Reference Photo)

Merry Kisses: A Cover Design Process

Posted on Oct 21, 2015

Merry Kisses is the fifth and final book in Valerie Comer’s Riverbend Romance Series of Novellas. The series branding includes the header and footer graphics that evoke a rivery feeling, and hand lettered titles over photos of couples holding hands. And I just have to brag that I came up with the title during one of our […]

Dorothy Sketch

Posted on Oct 12, 2015

I’m working on a cover (just for fun) of my favourite children’s book featuring my favourite scene. The poppy field in the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Painting all those poppies last week just made me want to do more! I had to bribe my oldest daughter to pose for me. She’s just started being interested […]

Wonderland Sketch

Posted on Sep 21, 2015

I came across a photo of my daughter from a couple years ago and thought it would be fun to sketch. Giant flowers to come! Alright, I’m going to go cry into my pillow now about how big she’s gotten since then.

Leaf Green Sketch

Posted on Sep 7, 2015

sketch and lineart for my next personal project  

Team Bride Cover Design Process

Posted on Sep 2, 2015

Team Bride is the fourth book in Valerie Comer’s Riverbend Romance Series of Novellas. The series branding includes the header and footer graphics that evoke a rivery feeling, and hand lettered titles over photos of couples holding hands. Team Bride features a bridesmaid and groomsman, so I coerced my friends Rachel and Jacob to dress […]

Kiss Sketch

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

A little sketch based on this lovely stock photo.

Plum Upside Down Cover Design Process

Posted on Jul 29, 2015

Plum Upside Down is the fifth book in Valerie Comer’s Farm Fresh Romance series. Here’s a peek at how I created this custom illustrated cover. When Valerie told me a bit about the characters and the setting, I knew that I had the perfect photo to use as a reference. I’m also a photographer, and this […]