I am far from graphically inclined but I really wanted to do this particular cover myself. I spent hours working on trying to figure out GIMP, a free graphics program that is supposed to be similar to Photoshop. Considering I know nothing about Photoshop, I went into this project hoping it was easy. The video tutorials seemed easy enough. So I dove in. Two hours later, I’d pissed myself off so bad I wanted to punch something. (I didn’t but that’s beside the point.)
Afterward, I posted a status on Facebook describing my frustration. A wonderful fellow author and graphics designer, out of the goodness of her heart, offered to help. I am beyond pleased with it and want to show everyone the cover.
Without further ado, here is the cover designed by the amazing Tonya Ridener, the owner of Double J Book Graphics.