The Escape Artist Cover–One More Time

I’m still not happy with my concept for The Escape Artist’s E-book cover, so I hope you’re willing to vote one more time. I’m not going to bother with the text (my name and the title) until I make my final decision. Remember the book needs to stand out in a thumnail size on Amazon and other book purchasing sites. Which image would grab you? Thanks for taking the time to vote!

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computer - Copy










girl looking at sky










woman baby field - Copy










woman boy water - Copy 









girl suitcase flat comp - Copy - Copy







  1. Cindy Mathes on October 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    A and F are my favorites. Good luck Miss Diane

  2. Jackie on October 3, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Gosh Diane…I like three of them.
    B. because water always get my attention
    D. because it looks like a painting rather than a photo
    F. because it looks like my brain…suitcase and a long road ahead 😉

    If I were made to choose only one, I would have to go with F which would stand out (to me) on a page of several thumbnails.

  3. Maureen Mullis on October 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I like E. It’s a lovely picture.

  4. Nansy Gee on October 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I’m choosing E, then A. Best of luck. nsg

  5. Sandra on October 3, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    E “spoke” to me, more so than the others.

  6. Ann on October 3, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    E is my favorite.

  7. Brenda on October 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I think F is the moste evocative.

  8. Sylvia Gum on October 3, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I think A is the best! I’ve read the book when it first came out, and it’s haunted me ever since. Unfortunately I loaned my copy and never got it back. I’m still looking for a copy and won’t give up until I get one.

  9. pamela on October 3, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    F is my absolute fav.
    B is a back up.
    Not loving the ones with too much focus on the child unless HE is the escape artist.

  10. Emily on October 3, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Definitely A or E. Those are my favorites.

  11. Amber on October 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    My favorite is E!

  12. Cindy Ducharme on October 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I love A. but think that F. goes better with the title.
    Good luck picking. :

  13. Linda T on October 3, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    E is fantastic, though I like D, too.

  14. Andrea on October 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    My first pick is E, then A!

    The Escape Artist is such a wonderful book (as are all the rest!) Best of Luck with your pick.

  15. Kathy on October 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    My favorites are A and E. This was my favorite book of yours and they both seem to fit well.

  16. Sharon on October 3, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I’m voting for E.

  17. Cher on October 3, 2010 at 8:21 pm


  18. Shannon on October 3, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I say E!!! So much emotion involved when children are involved in a story – totally different level for me. I snatch them right up!

    I liked A too BUT any time you see a face that clearly they never seem to fit the description the book and that throws me off (see Breaking Silence… desc didn’t match at all!!!). So I’d shy away from the face on covers.

  19. Ann H on October 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    i vote E

  20. clicia Tremblay on October 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I vote E.
    When is it coming out? is it e-book?

  21. joanne on October 3, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Ivote for E

  22. joanne on October 3, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    My eyes are drawn to E

  23. Diane Chamberlain on October 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Clicia, it’s one of my out of print books I am making available as an ebook. I can only work on preparing it as an ebook in my spare time, but I think I’ll have it up in a month.

  24. Lorraine Lapointe McNamara on October 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I prefer D over all !

  25. Lori on October 3, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I like C, because to me an escape artist wouldn’t include kids. It also made me feel good. I could feel the sunny day. Letter F didn’t have children, either, but the colors were too muted or something to make me want to read it. I did, however, like the concept of her hitching a ride to some unknown place.

  26. Connie Williamson on October 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    E and F both caught my eye.

  27. Kim on October 3, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I still think A is the best. That little boy just gets me.

  28. Rose Balan on October 4, 2010 at 1:13 am

    My choice is F.

  29. clicia Tremblay on October 4, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Oh goodie….I can pre-order then. I like the premise of it. Have read real life stories, a serious and sad situation: custody battles.
    On a lighter note, I love the title and sometimes joke with my other stay-at-home-moms: tired/overworked/terribly underpaid…hahaaa…that sometimes I just want to… “escape” someplace…I have a whole group packed and ready to go- childless- I guess that is what the internet/books are for me…my escape outlet!!
    Good luck!! Love the babies..wish I could take them with me!! Love those cheeks!! All photos are nice…bt for the storyline, I still pick E….for my own personal fantasy, then it would be…B or F. LOL

  30. clicia Tremblay on October 4, 2010 at 6:41 am

    OMG…did you say that you do this on your spare time? you have spare time!! pl tell, I’ve heard of it…what is it???LOL

  31. Margo on October 4, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Since it’s thumbnail size I’ve changed my mind from the previous time…I like F best…second choice E.

  32. Melissa on October 4, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I pick “c” – the colors are more vivid and the sky is much more eye catching than the other backgrounds. If it is going to be a thumbnail size it needs to be simple, bright and something that catches the eye.

  33. kelly on October 4, 2010 at 10:10 am

    A or E Diane would be my choice. I love A – leaves me wanting to read more but E shows the mom more. I would love to see her with a more haunting feeling though. Her strength and determination shows through in the picture to me though.

  34. Diane Chamberlain on October 4, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I’ll tally up the votes tomorrow, both here and on Facebook. This is a big help, as always. Clicia, I reread scans of the out of print books during my usual reading time in bed. Then I have to find time to put the corrections in the manuscript (there are always a bunch of weird errors in the scans). Then I have to format the book for Kindle etc. Then I have to use one of the above images to create the cover. All this while writing a new book, but I enjoy doing it.

  35. clicia on October 4, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Forget I asked about spare time….I got tired just reading your post!!!LOL. Do you want to run away with me?…hhaaa

  36. Autumn on October 4, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I like E because both mother and child are featured, yet their faces are turned away, so they become more mysterious. Plus I like the body of water. But most of all, the character looks much more like how I imagined her, especially with her hair pulled back in a clip.

  37. Brenda on October 4, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    A and e. By the way the Brenda above is not the Brenda usually on the blog
    Thanks for bday wishes

  38. Brenda on October 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Welcome to another brenda

  39. Denise on October 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    E and F.

    Now aren’t you even more confused with all of these replies? 🙂

  40. Terri Hefner on October 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I like A, but F is the best!!

  41. Diane Chamberlain on October 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Actually, they’re very useful!

  42. Margo Pinkerton on October 4, 2010 at 10:49 pm


    To me (and remember, I was in publishing many decades ago), F speaks to the title.

    Good luck on your decision, and have a great time down on the Gulf Coast.

    Hugs to you both,


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