Well it's been a while. In between getting married, returning to casual work, and trying to pack up my house and move, my writing has taken a bit of a back seat, as has this site. However, I await with bated breath the absolute final edit of Harriet and the Secret Librarian from my editor. In the meantime, I have found a little space to play around with a cover design. Hiring a cover designer can be expensive, so as an artist, I decided to try it myself, using a template from Adobe Spark. The central storyline revolves around Harriet being read stories on different days in the library. These tales become interactive with Harriet being able to step back through time and meet some characters. The cover image is centered around some key elements in the story. The large mirror which is featured in an early chapter of the book is actually a clock I purchased from our local jewellers last year. The central image of Harriet and the librarian is my own artwork, combined with Photoshop editing of my own stored images. One of the stories involves an Australian bushranger called Johnny Gilbert, and is fiction based on fact. Gilbert's grave is only about 40 minutes from where I live, so last year I visited the grave site and took photos, with the idea of incorporating one into the cover design. I have asked my editor for her opinion, as I am quite pleased with the result. However, it may not be good enough quality wise, and so I value her opinion. Any thoughts? I have also decided to go with the pen-name of JD Clewer, which was the thought of my late husband John if we were to ever be published. He had much input into this novel, especially into the dragon Gruffyd's character. I want to do this as a tribute.