I want to thank everyone who participated in my Goodreads book giveaway this month. A total of 547 people entered into this contest for a chance to win a signed copy of my poetry book After the Storm! Congratulations to the two winners , I hope that you enjoy the book!
Dreaming of the memories that we shared;
I realize how much you cared.
The warm embrace of your passion for life,
Brings the dream to life.
The tender touch of your delicate love,
Touched my innermost thoughts.
So much good in the world
You opened my mind to.
I dreamed of how our love was,
Honest and true.
I awoke saying
How much I love you.
Honor Our Brave
Honor those who served,
The great men and women,
Whose dedication to our country
Does not hesitate or swerve.
Courage running through their veins;
Ready to do what’s right
In order to keep America safe,
From those who wish us harm.
Support our soldiers,
As they come home to us,
Here’s to those warriors
Who fight for us.
This month I started working with my graphic designer Christina Hicks on the book layout design for After the Storm: Poetry That Refreshes the Soul. The Layout design consists of two phases: the initial proof and the final proof before the poetry book goes to print. I am very excited in completing this journey!
This month brought several challenges working with my graphic designer Blake Brasor on my next poetry book: After the Storm: Poetry That Refreshes the Soul. I wanted to share questions that came up during a phone call with him on designing the book cover:
-How did you come up with your title?
-Are there any major themes, reoccurring elements, or symbolism in your story?
-What type of person do you think would be most interested in your book?
-What is the main focal point of your book?
After answering these questions Blake will be able to sketch and brainstorm cover ideas for my book. I hope these questions help you in creating your book cover!