One thing I’ve always loved about the cover of Foreclosed is that my dad took the picture and my brother created the cover. My talented brother also did the covers for the next two books in the series (as well as my Plain Jane series.) It is seriously cool to be able to work with family.
One thing I never really loved was that the books looked more intense then they really were. It’s not the designer’s fault, it’s just how it worked out. I loved the covers, even though they were intense.
I think sometimes people pick up Foreclosed thinking it will be an intense-ish suspense instead of a silly cozy. (I get that impression from the more critical reviews.)
I had talked with my brother about doing cartoon covers for them in the past, but as he has a different full time job in addition to being my design monkey, he hadn’t had time to come up with the cartoon-Mitzy of my dreams.
Good thing I’ve got connections!
I couldn’t be happier. I think that these covers clearly tell readers what kind of books they are getting when they pick up Foreclosed, et al.
The covers are so fun, in fact, that now I’m thinking of getting to work on the next Mitzy as soon as the current Plain Jane is done!