Sunday, January 19, 2014

Maggie's Turn Wins Gold in Book Cover Contest

Hi all,

I'm so excited to share with you that my novel MAGGIE'S TURN won Gold placement in the Authorsdb 2013 Book Cover contest. The contest was judged one-half by votes the cover received and one-half by the Judges. I love my cover for MAGGIE'S TURN, so I am happy that it placed well in the contest.

All of the credit for my beautiful cover goes to Deborah at Tugboat Design. She created my cover for MAGGIE'S TURN, as well as all of my other covers. She creates all of my promotional materials as well, like my Facebook and Twitter backgrounds and banners, my bookmarks, and she even set up my webpage for me. She does wonderful work, so be sure to drop by her site and see what she can do for you.

And be sure to check out MAGGIE'S TURN. It currently has a 4.5 star rating out of 31 reviews on Amazon. It's available on Amazon, Nook, and Kobo as well as in paperback on Amazon.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Summer of the Loon - Cover Reveal

Hi all,

In the middle of this deep freeze, I decided we all could use a little summer...

I'm so excited to share with you the amazing cover for my upcoming novel SUMMER OF THE LOON. Deborah at Tugboat Design created this beautiful summer cover for my novel and I just love it. It truly reflects the lazy feeling of summer on the lake that I wanted to capture and hints at the love story that occurs in the novel as well.

SUMMER OF THE LOON Book Description:

Life can change in a heartbeat…

Ali Jenson's life changed forever the moment her mother died. The sixteen-year-old was suddenly swept away from the life she knew in California to live with her estranged grandfather in the woods of northern Minnesota. Ali's life has never been easy, but it seems her grandfather is trying his best to make it even more difficult. Her only hope is to get through the summer and her last year of high school so she can return to her old life in California. What she hadn't counted on, though, was slowly becoming attached to the grumpy old man and falling in love for the very first time.  

Benjamin Jenson never planned on meeting his granddaughter, let alone having her live with him. He wasn't thrilled with the idea of a teenage girl coming into his home or his life. He'd been down that path once before, and he didn't want to relive it again. But he is her only living relative, and he knew his deceased wife, Lizzie, would have wanted him to give Ali a home. Grudgingly, he figured he could put up with the girl for a year. He never expected Ali to find a way into his heart and make him face painful past memories and his worst fear. The fear of losing yet another person he loves.

Will Ben finally let go of the past and give Ali the one thing she's always dreamed of? A home.

Be sure to add Summer of the Loon to your to-read list on Goodreads.

SUMMER OF THE LOON will be available on Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook March 5, 2014.