Now that Cade (the first in my Morgans of Rocky Ridge) is out there, I’ve started work on the second. While I’m
procrastinating plotting, I start thinking about the images I want on the cover. A cover is so important, since it’s the first thing a reader sees and hopefully intrigues her enough to check out the inside.
Trey, the hero of the second book in the trilogy, is a gambler. He’s a gentleman, but a man who’s not afraid of trouble when it comes looking for him. So I spent hours on the weekend looking at all the stock photo sites for just the right image. I did find what I’m looking for, but unfortunately, the look is on James Garner, aka Maverick, of the 1950’s TV series of the same name. I can’t post a pic here because of copyright issues, but if you look here, you’ll see what I’m aiming for. For those of you too young to remember this show, Bret is the one on the left.
Nowhere else on the internet can I find the same period costume with a model I like. I can find one, but not the other, and I don’t have the skill to Photoshop a new head on a body.
If any of you out there know where I can find one, I’d be forever grateful. Meanwhile, I’ll go back to writing the book until the urge to go photo-shopping hits again.
Have a great day,