Okay, I’ll admit, I’m not sure if I believe in random luck. Making your own luck, though, I definitely believe in. I’m the first to admit that there’s a lot of luck in publishing…catching that editor at just the right time with a story that moves her. But unless you are really working at your craft--writing, and submitting your stories--‘luck’ will never have a chance to strike.
But my luck surely held when I became a Sourcebooks author. From an editor who truly cares about her authors to an owner who is dedicated to building her author’s careers to a publicist who cares just as much about promoting your books as you do, I got very lucky. And this is where I get to the subject of my post. My covers.
I think my covers just keep getting better and better. In many ways my stories are a challenge. I mix fantasy and history and romance in pretty much equal measure, and that’s really hard to translate in a cover. So Sourcebooks truly had a challenge when they took me on as an author, since my books were so unusual (although I’m seeing more books with this genre mix, which is wonderful for me since I love to read them!)
So how do you draw a reader into this magical, historical, romantic world? Take a look at the new cover for Enchanting the Lady, releasing in August. It’s eye-catching at first glance, but as you look closer, more and more of the details truly create that magical world and draw you in. My favorite aspect is the dragonette on my heroine’s shoulder. And is it just me, or does the hero kinda’ look like Han Solo?
Wishing you the best in making your own luck this year,