Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Cover Design: Train Station Bride


Train Station Bride by Holly Bush has a brand new cover designed by yours truly! Holly has been very successful with her Prairie Romance series with sepia-toned covers, but she felt it was time to offer them in print and bring them to life in full color. Check it out!

Before & After:



What do you think? Here's the book description:

1887. Debutante Julia Crawford endures a lifetime of subtle ridicule as the plump, silly daughter of a premiere Boston family. Julia strikes out on her own to gain independence, traveling to the Midwest to marry an aging shopkeeper and care for his mother. Julia finds her new home rough and uncivilized after the sophistication of a big city, while closely held secrets threaten to ruin Julia’s one chance at love. 

Jake Shelling was sixteen and grew up quick when his parents died from influenza on the South Dakota prairie. Left with a half-cleared farm and two young sisters, he spent little time on his own needs . .till now. At thirty-five, he figured it was high time to have some sons and a mail order bride would suit him just fine. No expectations of love, just a helpmate from sturdy stock, ready for farm life. 

Will fate and chance play a trick on Julia and Jake? 

Train Station Bride is available in ebook and paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks! Check out Holly's website for the scoop on all of her books, and stay tuned--we're working on a cover for a brand new book next!

Need a cover designer?
Email me anytime to chat about your project!
jennyq@historicaleditorial.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Best I've Come Across Round-up

In a perfect world, this blog would be full of writing and editing tips, research assistance, and all other kinds of good stuff you'd expect an editor to come up with. But the truth is, between editing and cover design gigs and maintaining my first love, my book review blog, I'm just too busy to devote as much time as I'd like to this blog. But I am pretty good at finding resources, tips, and fun stuff and passing them along to my followers on Twitter and Facebook. So I thought I'd compile the best of what I come across on the world wide web every once in a while in a recap post for this blog. Here's the latest:


5 Moral Dilemmas That Make Characters & Stories Better

Important Writing Lessons From First-Time Novelists

4 Ways to Motivate Characters and Plot

12 Hardwired Expectations Every Reader Has

Tips on World-Building: How to Make Your Imaginary World Real

How to Develop Any Idea Into a Great Story

3 Ways to Increase Your Daily Word Count While Away From Your Computer


Friday, November 7, 2014

New Cover Design: Dark Angels Prey

Congratulations to Elizabeth Genovese on the publication of her second novel, Dark Angels Prey, with a cover designed by yours truly! Elizabeth pens spiritual tales of supernatural adventure and love (check out The Astral Shore, which was released last week, also with a cover by moi), and creating these covers was a real departure for me. I'm used to the soft and light of historical fiction, and here I had to venture into the bold and bright world of contemporary. It was a challenge, but I think we managed to do a good job of it! Here's the book description:

When Joe Ross survives the car accident that kills his father, he thinks he’s alive for a purpose—to save a child prodigy. But saving the boy could cost him the love of his life, his dreams, and maybe his soul. Bombarded with supernatural orders he can’t ignore, an angel and demon steer Joe to the mysterious town of Angelfish Cove. 

Time stops in the '60s in the Cove and its secrets lead to a sequestered monastery in Quebec. Behind the gates of Marianlake Augustinian Monastery lies a world of wondrous miracles and demonic cutthroats. Joe finds his destiny at Marianlake—and a gift for humanity—if he can outwit the forces of Hell to get it. 

DARK ANGELS PREY … a stand-alone tale of supernatural suspense! 

Travel with Joe Ross to Ocala, Boston, Quebec, New York City, Rome, New Orleans, St. Petersburg, and a distant land where homes are made of red clay and the air smells of meadows. 

Dark Angels Prey is available now for Kindle on Amazon, and be sure to check out Elizabeth's website!

Need a cover designer?
Email me anytime to chat about your project!
jennyq@historicaleditorial.com

Friday, October 31, 2014

Just for Fun Friday: The Poe Edition



Who better for this holiday than the master of spooky?
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Cover Design: The Astral Shore

Congratulations to Elizabeth Genovese on the publication of her first novel with a cover designed by yours truly! Elizabeth pens spiritual tales of supernatural adventure and love, and she has another book releasing next week! Here's the book description of The Astral Shore:

He has the fame … she has the power 

Self-seeking model, Laurel Ariss hires a parapsychologist to prove that she and British rock star, Mark Grant, are sharing the same dreams. Laurel wants Mark in the real world and risks sanity and soul to get him there. But when the astral lovers finally meet at an exclusive Toronto party, psychic, Michael Johnstone warns her that dark waters lay ahead. 

The Astral Shore is a supernatural love story about the misuse of power, and lust mistaken for love. Set in Toronto, Malibu, and finally on the Brighton shore—Laurel gets what she always didn’t know she wanted. 

Happiness on this side of the curtain comes with a price, and if they want to stay together, Laurel and Mark must pay it. 

The Astral Shore is available now for Kindle on Amazon, and be sure to check out Elizabeth's website!

Need a cover designer?
Email me anytime to chat about your project!
jennyq@historicaleditorial.com

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Best I've Come Across Round-up: The NaNoWriMo Edition

In a perfect world, this blog would be full of writing and editing tips, research assistance, and all other kinds of good stuff you'd expect an editor to come up with. But the truth is, between editing and cover design gigs and maintaining my first love, my book review blog, I'm just too busy to devote as much time as I'd like to this blog. But I am pretty good at finding resources, tips, and fun stuff and passing them along to my followers on Twitter and Facebook. So I thought I'd compile the best of what I come across on the world wide web every once in a while in a recap post for this blog. Here's what I've been compiling over the past two weeks for those who are preparing to participate in National Novel Writing Month:


Get Ready for NaNoWriMo: How to Prepare to Write Your Book in 30 Days

Get Ready for NaNoWriMo: How to Fit Writing into Your Busy Schedule

Get Ready for NaNoWriMo: To Edit or Not Edit While Writing a First Draft

30 Days to Your Novel: An Awesome Book Bundle from Writer's Digest

5 Tips for NaNoWriMo: Getting Started

7 NaNoWriMo Survival Tips

30 Days of Tips for NaNoWriMo

Monday, October 6, 2014

New Cover Design: Romancing Olive


Romancing Olive by Holly Bush has a brand new cover designed by yours truly! Holly has been very successful with her Prairie Romance series with sepia-toned covers, but she felt it was time to offer them in print and bring them to life in full color. I read Romancing Olive before Holly and I started working together, and it's on my list of best indie romances. Check it out!

Before & After:



What do you think? Here's the book description:


1891 . . . Spinster librarian, Olive Wilkins, is shocked to learn of her brother’s violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister-in-law’s subsequent murder, traveling far from her staid life to rescue her niece and nephew, now orphans. She arrives to find the circumstances of her brother’s life deplorable and her long held beliefs of family and tradition, shaken.

Friday, October 3, 2014