Hours turned into days and days turned into weeks as I worked to perfect the cover design for “Running Back to You”. I prefer to do my own artwork (yes, as my husband will tell you – I have lots of control issues), so a lot of effort went into its design.
The members of GoodReads have so much information and advice for anyone willing to do the work to find it. For example, I learned that some authors who use people on their covers have found their images duplicated on other books, too. That’s mostly because there are a limited number of online sites selling stock photography. I wanted to make sure that my cover was unique and not easily duplicated.
My next challenge was to come up with a concept that could be changed slightly for sequels. One thing that bothers me is a sequel that looks nothing like the original. I also had to find a way to let the reader know it’s a romance. There is another book with a similar title, but that book is of a religious nature, and I didn’t want there to be any confusion about the genre!
With all of those parameters in mind, I think I’ve come up with a great image. I hope it’s appealing enough to attract readers and get them to at least read the blurb.