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.


About Suzanne Sweeney

Suzanne Sweeney spends her days sharing her love of reading and writing with youngsters, teaching them the tricks of the trade. Finally, now that her children are grown, she has found the time to take her own advice and put pen to paper, recently releasing her debut novel, "Running Back you You". Always looking for a new challenge, Suzanne now joins the ranks of other Indie Authors searching to find their voice and audience. The "Running Series" is set in her hometown, a small seaside community recently devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Most of the places described in her books are real places and readers are encouraged to visit and patronize all the local businesses. We are all Jersey Strong!

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