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Vancouver, Washington, United States
Married for 19 years (and still madly in love) 2 kids. For excerpts from The Civil War Brides Series, or the Cauld Ane Series, visit: www.traceyjanejackson.com

Friday, June 6, 2014

Scavenger Hunt, Day Two - Clue #1

Have you ever wondered how authors find covers? Where they go for images or who they use as their artists?

I am very lucky to be married to a graphic artist who does all my covers. He is able to take my jumbled idea and make it beautiful. In the case of the Civil War Brides series, we had originally thought to use an image of Jackson and me at a masquerade ball, but the photo wasn't as crisp as we would have liked and it just didn't quite work, but when he adjusted it and made it a silhouette, it popped beautifully, so the "brand" was born.

When it came to the Cauld Ane Series, I wanted something different, but I had to rush to get Bound by Blood released, so I chose a photo I liked from iStockphoto and went from there. I used to be a photographer in another life (I suppose I still am, I'm just no longer doing it for money), so I had this brilliant (insane) idea to shoot my own covers. As you can see, I have gorgeous friends who were somewhat easy to cajole into  posing for me, and setting up shooting sessions and getting together to laugh and take a few photos is a blast!

What is the title of Book #5 in the Civil War Brides Series? (Hint - the cover is purple) 

I need to be able to find your name easily, so if your username is abbreviated, please add your first and last name. Thanks!

Good luck!