Final book cover

by | Feb 9, 2011 | Memoir, Musings, Relationships, Reversible Skirt | 5 comments

Got a proof of Reversible Skirt today, and all the pages are formatted like left-hand pages. Somehow the right-hand page formatting got lost. So, my dear sister Kathy, who is also my design guru, is going to figure that out, and I’ll be uploading the corrected PDF to Lightning Source for a second try.

The cover looks terrific though. I’m going to insert the final version here. Kathy changed the background from gray to sepia. She also added a hint of blue to our mother’s eyes and a touch of pink to her blouse to suggest old-fashioned colorized photos.

Now it’s off to bed for me.

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5 Comments

  1. Holly

    I love this cover! It is fabulous! And what a poignant photo of your mother!

  2. Deborah Taylor-French

    I love the subtle hand-tinted look on your mother’s photo in sepia.

    Your post helped me recall that my mother worked part-time for a photographer when I was in fifth grade. I have sweet memories of watching her color sections of photos.

  3. admin

    I’m delighted the cover stirred up sweet memories for you, Deborah. Maybe you’ll write about them, perhaps even for Kate and Lynn’s memoir anthology.

  4. admin

    Thanks, Holly!

  5. Ruth

    Wow, Kathy’s work is magical! Only she would know that adding the blue to your mother’s eyes and giving the photo old-fashioned charm would give us a whole new feeling. Love it!

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