Monday, April 2, 2012

The Tale of Two Book Covers

Today, I'm doing a special post. What's the point of having your own blog if you can't do a little shameless self promotion from time to time?

Here is the official cover for my debut novel, Proof, set to release June 1, 2012. It is available for pre-order. You can "like" it on Amazon for me.



Proof deals with the real life possibility of DNA testing setting a guilty criminal free.

Here are some of the early endorsements:

"Jordyn Redwood may be new on the scene, but she writes like a seasoned pro. Proof is one of the best books I've read in a long time with well-drawn characters, a villain I despised and a hero and heroine I rooted for. I thought I would just take a peek at the first chapter and finish the story later. I thought wrong. I read late into the night, lost sleep and put off my own writing to finish this book. I'm eagerly awaiting the second book by Jordyn and will be the first in line to purchase it the day it releases."  Lynette Eason, author of When the Smoke Clears.

"Jordyn Redwood's debut novel is a page-turning medical thriller with an ingenious premise and solid Christian values.  A satisfying read."  Frank J. Edwards, author of Final Mercy.

It's been an amazing journey and there is still a lot to be done. If you want to read more about the author's process in designing a book cover, you can read my post at the WordServe Water Cooler.

Plus! If you leave a comment here and over there-- you'll be entered for a chance to win my debut novel. Drawing will be midnight, Saturday, April 7th. Winner announced here Sunday, April 8th.

As some of you may or may not know, today is an ever important day. I've launched my new website as well! You'll notice that there is a change and that www.jordynredwood.com does now bring you to the website.

Do not worry-- Redwood's Medical Edge will still be ever present, posting Mon, Wed, Fri to help meet your writing medical needs. The blog address is as follows: http://jordynredwood.blogspot.com/ but you can access it via the website as well. Just look at the top.

There will be lots on the web site as well and I hope you'll spend some time perusing its features. Topics for writers and readers and a new blog as well. So many new things as I work to build my professional writing life.

For those of you coming over from the WordServe Water Cooler-- welcome!

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful cover! So excited for you!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well done! Sound like a great premise. Have you heard of the Lindy Chamberlain case? The woman accused of killing her baby at Uluru? Forensics was not good back then and she was convicted because of some glitches in forensic analysis.

    I'm following this blog, will it still come up in my dashboard?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It should, Sue. But e-mail me if you have issues!

      Delete
  3. Jordyn both covers are really great! I would have had a hard time choosing, but in the end I would have chosen the one with the woman on the front. It never occurred to me that your name was too big - not sure where that came from???? Anyway, I am hooked by the cover and the reviews and can't wait to read it. Congratulations! I know you're so excited.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great cover. Congrats. I'm always interested about cover design.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a thrilling time for you, Jordyn! I'm so excited right along with you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Dianna! BTW-- what's the latest on your submission process?

      Delete
  6. I love medical thrillers and have enjoyed getting to know you Jordyn. Looking forward to this book. It will be in my library one way or another.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome! Will you be at ACFW this year?

      Delete
  7. I've been waiting for this for a long time. I can't wait to read it and tell my sisters and other lovers of medical thrillers about it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You and me both, Elaine! I still think back to our lunch at Red Robin and I don't think I even had a contract then. How are your sotries coming along?

      Delete
  8. Personally, I would have chosen the other cover, but then I am a guy. You picked the right on for the market, your readers.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Congratulations, Jordyn. And to think--I knew her "when."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Richard, I owe a lot to you, your support and mentoring. I have a long way to go before you could probably say that but I am so happy to know you and see your career continuing to rocket!

      That's what I can say about you right now-- I knew him when-- and he is the same. Honest soul, great author, amazing Christian.

      Delete
  10. Personally, I would have chosen the other cover, but then I am a guy. You picked the right on for the market, your readers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Doug, good comment. Who do you like to read?

      Delete
  11. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Personally, I would have chosen the other cover, but then I am a guy. You picked the right on for the market, your readers.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Jordyn,
    I never knew there was another cover choice, but I'm glad you chose the gal. The guy on the cover is too creepy (for me) and I might not have picked the book without knowing who you are. Awesome, Jordyn! Looking forward to publication!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Patti. Glad you're good with the cover I picked.

      Delete
  14. Congratulations! I love the cover you chose ... not sure I would have even picked the book up off the shelf with the other one, but this one grabbed my attention from the start. Can't wait to read it!
    Stacy Aannestad

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Stacy! Hope you love it. Let me know!

      Delete
  15. I LOVE the cover! So much better than the creepazoid scary dude. :) Thanks for the tip to "like" this on Amazon - done! I can't wait to read it. Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Congratulations, Jordyn. Looking forward to that unique premise.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Nicole. I hope you love the book.

      Delete
  17. Congrats - wise move bringing the book cover ideas to the conference. I would pick the one you selected for I assume the good guy wins, and I like the hope shown in the cover.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Heather, it did provide a unique opportunity to get lots of feedback. Sadly, I showed that book cover more than pictures of my own children. Horrible...

      Delete
  18. Congratulations!
    Enjoyed your post on Water Cooler and wanted to see which cover you chose. This was the one I hoped you picked! The other one was too creepy for me. I'd be reluctant to pass it along to a friend because of the cover. But I also didn't like the line after the F in PROOF. Looked like a typo.
    I liked this one for the bit of color: the red in the top line and the burst of brilliant blue in her eyes struck me. That really caught my attention.

    ReplyDelete
  19. So happy for you, Jordyn. I agree with several of the others. I would not have picked up a book with that creepy guy cover. I think you made the right choice. Blessings to you. Pat

    ReplyDelete
  20. Jordyn: I receive the Word Serve Water Cooler via email. I like this cover. When I saw it in the Water Cooler, I was attracted to the eyes. The question that ran through my mind was "What was this young woman seeing?"

    I wish you well.

    ReplyDelete