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If you haven't downloaded your copy of Peaches Ledwidge's book Day Laughs Night Cries: Fifteen, make sure you do so between September 18 & 22. It's FREE on Amazon. Haven't read it yet, but I've heard only good things about this book. What are you waiting for? Get your copy now!
Peaches also has a new book out today, Day Laughs, Night Cries: A Woman Tonight. Congratulations, Peaches!!!
And now back to my scheduled programming...
I've always known when a cover is right for a story I've written. I spend a lot of time playing with images and fonts, but when the right combination is onscreen, something clicks and I just know this is the cover for the book.
Being able to make decisions like this is part of the fun of going indie. I've been blessed with good covers by the publishers who've produced my books and since taking the indie highway and I now have the freedom to change covers when I think they aren't working.
I know I have the right image for Saving Sam, but this time, for a number of reasons, I'm struggling with finalizing the badge/font/picture combination. I wanted to keep the cover somewhat similar to Christine's Odyssey, (see sidebar) which is part of my challenge.
I got a lot of help from you last time in narrowing my choice down to one cover, which is included below, but I've had a few brainwaves since that time. However, I don't want to go with a personal favourite because when you get right down to it, choosing a cover is not about pleasing the writer. It's about appealing to readers. So with that said, please help me decide on a cover by taking the poll below. I've included the blurb to make the job easier and please feel free to make suggestions.
A deadly domestic dispute between his parents lands eleven-year-old Samuel Simms and his siblings in the Downswell Place of Safety. When he’s left behind in the children’s home with no hope of adoption, Sam is angry and disillusioned.
A chance at happiness comes through a couple in need of a son, and Sam goes to live with them, but everything is not what it seems in the Miller household. Sam's escape bid, and the secret he carries, guarantees that he will remain a ward of the Jamaican government until he’s eighteen.Under pressure from his aunt and sister, Sam reveals how he was exploited while in the care of his foster parents. With his secret exposed, Sam must choose a path for his future. He can continue to accept what his abuser wants him to believe about himself or find the courage to stop a predator from harming other children.