When I first began writing, I used stock photos for my covers. Stock photos are pictures that I had to buy the rights to use, but anyone can do the same with the same picture. That is why you see some covers that are almost identical to others. By the time I was ready to write the The Love”s Series, I used a photographer and her models for my covers. I went back to stock photos for a few more books and then discovered Eric McKinney, owner of 6:12 Photography and 6:12 Model agency. Eric’s talent was evident and I love the shots he takes. Unlike other photographers who male form model pictures are so similar, Eric seems to draw out the best in his models for fun and unique shots. So began a partnership!
My cover designer is Andrea Michelle of Artistry in Design. Andrea and I became friends first, before I knew how artistic she was. She takes my ideas and works with them, tweaks them, until I have the exact cover that I love!
Andrea has now collaborated with me on every one of my covers!
Eric and I have now collaborated on 10 covers with many more planned!