Neil Armstrong Book News: When my first book came out in May 2019, I wanted a book trailer. But there wasn’t enough time, and I didn’t know anything about it.
In the fall of 2019 I decided Neil needed a trailer. A friend suggest asking the high school technologies department, and that’s where I found Anthony Jones.
Neither of us had made a book trailer before. Anthony had the tech background, and I’m a writer so we combined our skills.
I found a few trailers I liked. They guided Anthony to his first digital draft. I critiqued it. He kept what I liked and worked on what I didn’t. We repeated the process a couple more times. Now Neil has a trailer so new readers can find his book, and you can too! Click the link, and scroll down.
Lake Fun Book News: When I started working on LAKE FUN FOR YOU AND ME, I knew this was the make or break illustration. Whoever I picked had to produce it.
When Rick showed me this image, I knew I’d found my illustrator. I found the photos, and Rick digitally enhanced them. Back then I thought this would be the cover shot, but it didn’t even make it into the book.
This one didn’t either . . . it made the cover!
I submitted this image to KDP. I love it! It features the lake, which is the real main character of the book. The three small ones are the children who are the stars of the story. My cover artist put all these elements together. She added a fun font for the title and the blurb on the back. I think it’s perfect! I hope you do too!
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!