Advisories, Results & Covers

Monday, June 3, 2013

Many thanks to those who participated in the Child Month Giveaway. The winner is Satchmo, to whom I've sent an email. Congrats! 

If you’ve read Christine’s Odyssey, or are in the process and finish by June 15, you can enter to win a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card. Click badge on the top right hand corner of this page.

Among the things I’m doing is distracting myself from the things I should be doing. I made some mock-ups and would like help in choosing a cover for the book that comes after Christine’s story.

Have a look-see, choose the one you like and vote below. Thanks! In case you need help deciding on a fitting cover, my pitch from the WiP blogfest is below.

Samuel Simms loses his parents in a domestic dispute and goes into state care.  He is placed in a foster home where he is sexually abused and must fight to overcome his abuser.


Which cover is your favourite and next in line? free polls 
Thanks for helping me choose a cover!

This is a new week with new opportunities. 
Go for it!


  1. Number one is my first choice, followed by number five.

  2. I voted for number one. I like the simplicity of if and if you have an award, flaunt it baby!

  3. Hate to be a lemming, but I like number one also. That boy's face is precious. I want to kiss his cheeks. (It's the Mama in me) :)

  4. Elizabeth, I like simple too.

    Julie, your comment made me smile. Thanks.

    Diane, thanks for that.

    Mike, I like the fun look of them.

  5. I like 1 and 5 but choose 1 at no. 1.

    I like the picture of just the boy praying. It's a stronger image. I like the simpler sleeker font for both the concept and photo. So that's why 1 and 5. But 1 has the edge for me font-wise; it's more eye catching.

  6. You know I just noticed the coloring is deeper with a stronger highlight on the boy's face in #1 too. That draws me in as well.

  7. I voted, but I think they all look great!

  8. Number one gets my vote. It's simple and poignant.

  9. HR, thanks for weighing in. One seems to be the runaway favourite.

    Thanks, Emily. I had fun doing them.

    Thanks, Bish. I like simple most times, but not all my covers end up looking that way.

    Thanks, Carol. Appreciate it.

  10. Agree with Alex. (1, then 5)

    Looks like another winner. Best of luck! :)

  11. #5 was my first choice, then #1 - although I went back and forth between the two :)

  12. I voted for #5. I enjoyed going back and forth and looking at all the little details on each cover. A cover is so important, and I think asking for the input of your blog-readers is a good idea.
    Wishing you the best! :-)

  13. I cast my vote.

    The little bit shared about the story makes this one heart-wrenching tale of struggle and overcoming. Sounds like my kind of read.

  14. Thanks, Melissa.

    Gwen, #1 still seems to be the favourite.

    Lexa, agreed and others will see the things I don't since writers are also readers and know what they like.

    Hi, Angela, I'm still pushing through with this one.

    Sheena, mine too, but looking at it again, I think there's too much drawing the eyes in the middle. Maybe if it was two lines only. We'll see.

  15. No 1 Joy. I like to see the text spread out not all bunched together.

  16. The story sounds great! I liked 1 and 5 but went with 5.

  17. Thanks, Denise, I figured that the text worked better with some space in between.

    Thanks for dropping in, Rula.

  18. # 1. Design is simple, yet captivating.

  19. Peaches, thanks. That's the favourite by far.


Don't be shy, I'd love to hear what you think.