Oct 04


When I first got the idea for a story about a reporter who stumbled into a whopper of a mystery and ended up in danger, I tried to dismiss it. I was a reporter-turned-full-time-mom, not a novelist. I couldn’t write a whole book!

But then that became a challenge. I started Nichelle’s story with no idea where it was going, really, just to see if I could do it.

Once I got into it, it consumed my life. I spent every spare second with my laptop, mostly because I wasn’t sure where the ideas were coming from and certain that if I didn’t get them into the computer, they’d vanish.

When the rough draft (very long, very messy) was done, a few people told me I should try to get a book deal.

From the day it first occurred to me, I’ve wondered: if the stars ever aligned as such, what would the cover look like? It’s a common daydream for authors. One of the reasons I chose to query the publisher I signed with was their cover art: they have amazingly talented folks who do great work.

Yesterday, I got an email from my fabulous editor saying she would send my cover over today. I have checked my email every 35 seconds since 8 a.m. At 12:15, the cover fairy landed. And I have been staring at it ever since.

I imagine it’s a lot of pressure for an artist, to try to capture something someone put so much work into. Can I just say this? If I could do a backflip, I would. I am over the moon! It’s everything I ever imagined, and more. My heartfelt thanks to the talented bunch at Henery Press. If you’d like to check out the blurb, it’s here.

What do you think? Leave a comment below, email me your address, and I’ll send you a signed bookmark when I get them!


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  1. Jennie

    Love the cover!!! The artist did an awesome job because the art and title are PERFECT together! True magic, indeed!

    1. LynDee

      Thank you! I haven’t been able to quit staring at it all afternoon!

  2. Joyce Reese

    I wanna see and I want a bookmark! 🙂

    1. LynDee

      Absolutely! Click the link in the post and email me your address! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Christina Freeburn

    LynDee it is awesome! It would make a lovely poster to hang on a wall.

    1. LynDee

      I love this idea! And have just the place for it. 🙂

      *goes to see how to get a poster printed*

  4. Nancy Bradford

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE the cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. LynDee

      Thanks so much, Nancy!

  5. Pamela Hargarves

    Love it, especially the shoes. Like the Black and white with the red, really stands out.,

    1. LynDee

      Thank you! The shoes are *perfect*, I agree!

  6. Tina Moss

    Gorgeous!!! Love so much. 😀

    1. LynDee

      Thanks, honey!

  7. Tami

    I love it, and can’t wait to read it!!

    1. LynDee

      Thanks, Tami! Just a few more months!

  8. Cassie Craze

    Love it!

    1. LynDee

      Thanks, Cassie!

  9. Larissa Reinhart

    Love it! How adorable! Congrats LynDee!

    1. LynDee

      Thank you! She’s so super talented, isn’t she?

  10. Becky Durfee

    It looks great! I can’t wait to see it on my bookshelf! Signed, of course 🙂

    1. LynDee

      Absolutely! I’ve changed so much you might even want to read it again! 🙂

  11. Susan M. Boyer

    LynDee, I LOVE it! Congratulations!! 🙂

    1. LynDee

      Thank you, Susan!

  12. Terri L. Austin

    Love the cover, LynDee! The red heels pop! Congrats!

    1. LynDee

      Don’t they? It’s so perfect, I just can’t get over it. Thanks!

  13. Robin Ingles

    Looks Great LynDee! Can’t wait to read it! Congrats!

    1. LynDee

      Thanks, Robin!

  14. Dana Andalis

    This must be so exciting for you!! Congratulations, it looks great….can’t wait to read it!

    1. LynDee

      I am STILL bouncing! I should calm down. Really. 🙂

  15. Maer Wilson

    Love the cover, LynDee!! Perfect fit! 🙂

    1. LynDee

      Thanks, doll!

  16. Jenny Hoerth

    I love it. So cool. I cant imagine what an exciting time this is for you.

    1. LynDee

      Thanks, Jenny! This has been a pretty surreal day. 🙂

  17. Rebecca

    I love your cover!!! SO exciting – can’t wait to read it

    1. LynDee

      Thanks, sweetie! 🙂

  18. Pat Dunkin

    Unbelievable!!! I’m witnessing an actual dream coming true for one very sweet gal. Nita and I are so proud of you!

    1. LynDee

      You always know exactly what to say. Thank you, dear. You have no idea how much that made me smile. <3

  19. Anna Giotta

    LOVE!!! can’t wait to read it. So so excited!

    1. LynDee

      Thanks, doll! I’m finishing up my copy edits now. I have a feeling January will be here before we know it! 🙂

  20. staci nauert

    This is a very clever cover!!! Love the shoes!!!! I love red. I live in Texas and can’t wait to read this!!!

  21. staci nauert

    Love the red shoes!!!!! The cover is very neat!!! I live in a small town in Texas and can’t wait to read this!!!!!

    1. LynDee

      Thanks so much, Staci! Email me your address (there’s a link in the end of the post above) and I’ll drop your bookmark in the mail tomorrow!

  22. Emily Ware

    That looks amazing!! I can’t wait to read it.

    1. LynDee

      Thanks, Em!! Email me your address if you want a bookmark. 🙂

  23. staci nauert

    Love the cover. I can’t wait to read this book!!!!!! I live and am from Texas.

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