Category Archives: Book Covers

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The making of Seeking The Brown Mountain Lights cover for CC Tillery

BML2 for KDP (Small)  BML2 (Custom)   BML2-audio (Small)

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The making of Through The Brown Mountain Lights cover

The sister duo CC Tillery hired me to make or remake the covers for their Appalachian Journey series. I’m honored to be chosen again for their Brown Mountain Lights series.

Through The Brown Mountain Lights

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The making of the covers for the Appalachian Journey series by CC Tillery [final part 4] is for Wise Woman

Boy this post has been a long time coming!  Now we did physically build another house, move and I had other projects going but I think I’m at least a year overdue on writing the post.

The sister duo already has a new series about the Brown Mountain Lights with one out and the second one in the works. I guess I’ve just been busy with things but today while clearing out my computer files I decided to post before some of the files I had were deleted.

This one was bittersweet. It was my favorite cover but it was also the last in the series. I can tell you the end of the book required tissue.  Continue reading

Celebrating 1 year in print today

for You Had Me at Meow. Thank you to all who have told someone about the book, purchased or left positive feedback.  I hope it has helped at least one person and in turn helped some wonderful cats find a loving forever home.

YouHadMeatMeow Kimberly Maxwell

The making of the covers for the Appalachian Journey series by CC Tillery [part 3]

The third book cover I designed for the sister-duo, CC Tillery was actually a redesign of their first book in the Appalachian Journey series, Whistling Woman.

Whistling Woman 96dpi 1563 x 2500  RGB for KDP

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Sharing in a different context than intended

I bought a few Photoshop actions thinking they’d be useful for a client’s cover someday.  On the way home from the grocery store I was first in line to wait for a train to pass. As the red and white bar crossed the road I wiped my cell phone, pressed it to the windshield and waited to snap. When I got home I used the actions, then continued to edit and tweak them. I spent WAY to long on them and in hindsight should’ve closed everything except Photoshop because these massive files chugged along on my computer, all along with me praying my CPU wouldn’t crumple under the strain.

Train blow out sm

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