I’m blown away by all of the feedback for the cover of my most recent revising/playing/printing of the original Trouble at the Line Shack. Thanks! It was so helpful! It appears that the majority of fans like the dark turquoise and the traditional template (to match the published books in the Circle C series). However, a good many like the idea of the shack on the cover too and suggested I try to merge the two.
What a great idea, so I gave it a try. The #3 line shack, however, is set down in the foothills (I took the picture on a walk when I was in California). Actually, wrong kinds of trees. Andi and Mitch are stranded in the Sierra high country (i.e. mountains), and pines and firs are the background to any shack. And . . . most line shacks would be constructed from the trees in the area. Hence, a log line shack up in the high country would make way more sense.
Lucky for us, I took a picture of a log shack years ago. The trouble is, the cabin was the only thing in the picture minus any background. So, all I had to do was PhotoShop the shack onto the background of a pine forest, which I happen to have just outside my own cabin. I took a picture on Sunday and put everything together.
Honestly, I like it a lot and the resolution is better with the authentic log shack. Also, for those of you who want a different “look” with the font, I changed it to the font I used on cover #3. Now, I can use this shack as chapter breaks too! I am having fun. So, what do you think?
Sample pages with new shack graphic.