Judge a book by its cover…please!

Contests abound, but one of my favorites is the Houston Bay Area RWA “Judge A Book By Its Cover (JABBIC).  And this year MONTANA SECRET SANTA, my lovely, innovative original watercolor cover from artist Rhian Awni, made the cut.

Color me delighted!!!

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Did I tell you I called my editor at the last minute in a panic when I saw the first draft and realized I’d left off an important element? “We have to put a jacket on the beagle. No jacket and I’ll get roasted by dog lovers for abusing my beagle,” I cried. Next version: the beagle has a jacket. Whew! Kerfuffle avoided.

I also love how the artist captured the longing of someone being on the outside looking in and the hopeful patience of the dogs!

I’d so appreciate your kind vote–and while you’re there, check out these other great covers from Tule Publishing. You can vote for as many as you like!

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Click here to: VOTE

Have a great weekend, everyone! Happy reading!!

Deb

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4 thoughts on “Judge a book by its cover…please!

  1. so glad you cared about the beagle. my dad would never put a coat on his beagle because it’s a “hunting” dog.

  2. My husband hates putting a coat on my yorkie. I voted for as many as I could find, which I think was all.

  3. Denise, Bindi is based on my dear friend’s very sweet, very pampered Beagle. She’s on the small side and they have several coats for her.

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