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Monday, March 24, 2014

Top ten things I love about being an author...

In case you missed it on Saturday, fellow author Maggie Thom hosted me on her blog. She asked me what I like best about being an author. I hope you'll pop in and read my answer (follow this link) and then let me know - if you are a writer, what do you like best about writing? If you're a reader, what do you think a writer should love about their job?

Maggie also reviewed The Pendulum Files, the fifth book in the Black Swamp Mystery Series. In her comment, she said she enjoyed this one more than any of the others (though she liked them all). That is what an author always loves to hear - that each book is better than the last. When readers begin liking the earlier works the best, it might be time to take a break and assess where the writer is moving in his or her career.

I have to admit that I love this cover. There's something about the sunset, the colors, and the pendulum that pull me in - and hopefully pulls in the reader.

Do you judge a book by its cover?

Can you think of a cover that wasn't up to par but the writing was superb? Or a cover that drew you in but the writing left something to be desired?


Shane Hayes said...

Cover is hot, fiery, arresting. Will stand out on any book display.

sherry fundin said...

I love the cover, the colors make it jump off the page. I must confess, usually the cover draws me in first. Occasionally, the title. Yes I have been disappointed before, fooled by the cover and also surprised. My biggest complaint is all the abs on books that I might have chosen but passed by because I am tired of seeing men's abs. LOL

p.m.terrell said...

Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment, Shane and Sherry! I appreciate the feedback on my cover. I've received more comments about this cover than any other book - must be something about those colors!
Sherry, I understand what you're saying about men's abs. I found myself doing the same thing. The writing might be superb but I'm tired of the covers!
And Shane, I see that your book's cover is online now at Drake Valley Press's website under Announcements. Beautiful cover! Congrats on your upcoming release!