Happy Friday, everyone! And happy (almost) Mother’s Day to the moms among us!
Last time I blogged, I shared an interview with Joanna, True to You’s cover model. This time around, I’m excited to be providing behind-the-scenes photos from the day of True to You’s cover shoot + a peek at a few of the runner-up covers that weren’t ultimately chosen.
My books release in May, which is the first month of Bethany House Publishers summer season. Their summer catalog has to be ready (and filled with finalized covers) in October so that they can present the books at their sales conference. Thus, this cover shoot took place last September.
Many thanks to my fabulous editor, Raela Schoenherr, for taking these pictures for us!
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard on True to You’s cover, especially Jennifer Parker and Bethany House Creative Director Paul Higdon.
Readers, did anything surprise you about the cover shoot or the cover mock ups?
Finally, I wanted you to know that a big giveaway that includes a $100 cash card and all the prizes pictured below is currently running in celebration of True to You’s release. Click here or click the image below to be taken to the entry page.
I had a great time shopping for prizes! The pjs are mentioned in the story and emblazoned with a quote familiar to Navy SEALs. The personal library kit is a nod to Nora’s job as a librarian. The sisters plaque signifies that the series is about sisters. The tea sampler and mug were inspired by Nora’s love of books and tea. And Almond Roca is a sweet treat made in Washington, where the series is set. The cash is just because… well, cash. It comes in handy. 😉