The Importance of a Great Cover!

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I’ve been extremely lucky in my writing career.

Two publishers. Two fabulous graphic artists. While I’ve always had input on covers, my “eye” usually defers to the professionals. I believe, on MM&M, I suggested a margaritas glass and Ryan ran with it! With Cynthia’s Attic, the original concept with the clock showing, subtly, in the background, captured the “going back in time” storyline, perfectly.

Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder cover was designed by Ryan Thomas Doan for Imajin Books. The first time I saw it, I gasped. He sliced through the theme of the story with a creative knife, oh, and the bee blew me away.

Why, you ask? Read the book! 😊

My children’s series, Cynthia’s AtticEchelon Press – was blessed to have Nathalie Moore. What a beautiful eye she has for colors and design! I love all five of the covers. This is the first.

What is your opinion of covers? Are you attracted to the cover, first? Do you pull a catchy cover off the shelf, then read the title? I happen to think they matter in this world of millions of authors and stories vying for millions of readers.

Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder Andi Anna Jones Mystery is getting great reviews! Get your paperback or Ebook, today!


 “If Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum were a travel agent, she’d fit right in [with] Andi, a wanna-be detective readers are sure to love.” —Regan Black, USA Today bestselling author of the Escape Club Heroes series

“Charming, lively, and unpredictable, Margaritas, Mayhem, & Murder excels in a vivid story mystery fans will relish.” —Diane Donovan, Senior Editor, Midwest Book Review

“Wow. Snappy dialog, quirky characters, opens with a curious bang and yanked me through the pages.” -Jean Rabe, USA Today bestselling author

“Grab a margarita and hold on tight; you’re in for a wild ride.” —Karen MacInerney, Agatha Award nominee and author of the Dewberry Farms Mysteries

“A clever sleuth, wacky characters, exotic settings, and a large dose of humor will keep readers chuckling to the end.” Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries

“What a fun ride! This is a cozy on caffeine, and has all the elements you need: a feisty heroine, a handsome sheriff, a mysterious death, exotic locales, and whip-smart, laugh-out-loud dialogue. ” –Julia Buckley, author of the acclaimed Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series and Undercover Dish

Mystery Series.

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