It was my son-in-laws 40th birthday celebrations and time was at a premium...and I suppose if honest I just got too tied up in preparations that I didn't have time to mention it here. It's an important post for me so I'm now doing a quick REBLOG of it here. My Monday Moments post will follow...
|partial view of old cover|
When Crooked Cat said they'd re-cover Topaz Eyes they asked me to look at a bundle of images with possible designs. I still find that quite difficult when it should now be an easier process since I've done it a few times now.
- An image that portrays the essence of the story, the subject matter - in this case a woman with jewels
- Something in the image which might give a feeling of the era/s of the story – there’s a timeless quality about the woman below (at least I think so)
- Some aspect that will give a potential reader an idea of the genre and ambience of the story– there’s a mystery thriller in there as she subtly looks over he shoulder rather than being overtly scared.
- The fonts are simple and clear on the page – The word mystery is highlighted (It fits the covers of other Crooked Cat mysteries so although not a branding for me personally, it’s a sort of in-house style)
- There isn’t an abundance of colour – in fact the sepia like choice enhances the time aspects of the story.