Friday, January 3, 2014

Just Thought You All Might Like to See the Progression of a Book Cover!

Hello Constant Reader

Thought some of you might be interested in seeing the progression of a book cover.

First is author is given a detailed sheet to fill out and what our book is about, what the characters look like and what we think might be a good cover. This is the original drawing that the incomparable Paul Richmond came up with...

I asked him to make just a few changes. Show Hound Dog's tummy, make Bean more muscular, add a porch railing since so much of the book takes place on Bean's back deck... Oh! And I wanted a very different concept for the title.

I loved what he did and gave him the go ahead to progress. This is what he came up with!!

I was thrill beyond words and finally it came time for Paul to add color...!
I ask you...could I possilby be any happier?  Thank you Paul Richmond!
There's been little love in H.D. "Hound Dog" Fisher's life since the death of his beloved mom when he was a boy. Bounced around the foster care system, he ran away as soon as he could… and took the foster dog with him. As far as he's concerned, only dogs have no ulterior motive, never hold a grudge, and offer unconditional love. Now he helps run a no-kill shelter and leaves relationships where they belong: in the back room.

"Bean" Alexander settled in Kansas City to open his coffee shop after years of traveling. He never expected to open his heart too. When a man with a grudge takes a swing at H.D. while in line at Bean's shop, Bean jumps to intervene.

So taking a hit for H.D. gets Bean noticed, and H.D. feels obligated to pay a debt. But then the unexpected happens. A series of misadventures causes H.D. to open up—but falling in love makes him turn tail and run. Trust is a tough road to travel. Will good friends, a dog named Sarah Jane, and a bit of folk magic be enough to bring Hound Dog and Bean a happy ending?
It's\available for preorder!
Love and Namaste,
BG Thomas
And remember!  Leap and the Net Will Appear!


  1. Great article! Thanks for sharing this. I always love learning about what happens in the background. Very cool to see the picture come to life.

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