September 25, 2011

The Talent around Me

I am so grateful for the people that have helped my books come about. I wrote Dragon Sister off and on for a few years as I worked full-time, stopped working and had two babies, moved a few times, and generally got used to my life as a mother. Things were a little calmer when I wrote The Burn. I'm so grateful for my amazing husband. He's not a reader, and it's like pulling teeth to get him to finish a book. But he has been wonderfully supportive in this writing craziness of mine. I'd never be able to do it without him.

I'm also astounded at the talent of three amazing ladies who've helped me with covers. My dear sister painted the cover illustration for Dragon Sister. Then I used the miniscule design knowledge I have to add the text. Yup, not very pretty, and I've been tweaking it almost constantly, but I'm just not good at this kind of thing. So I contacted a friend of mine who's a graphic designer, Jen Foxley, to spruce it up a bit. She sent me a draft a few days ago, and I LOVE IT. It'll start popping up here soon. I'll be sure to post it on my News page when it's finished.

And then I'm grateful for Renee Barratt who's working on The Burn cover. Looking at the myriad of other covers she's already completed, and what a breeze it has been working with her thus far, I know I'm in good hands. She's going to send me a first draft any day now, and I can honestly say I CAN'T WAIT to see what she's come up with.

So to my darling husband and the three of you fabulous women...thank you. I couldn't have done it without you.