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Let's Pick the Cover!

Your comments on my cover choices for the e-book reissue of Reflection were helpful and brilliant! Here are your top four choices in no particular order. Please help me pick the winner. To recap, this is a contemporary story set in the Pennsylvania Dutch country about a woman whom the town of Reflection holds responsible for an old tragedy. It’s multi-layered, serious, full of surprises and the main relationships are between the woman and a man she loves but can’t have, and the woman and her secretive grandmother.

woman looking down

A. ←(ignore the curlicue on her cheek; it won’t be in the final image). I like this image because the tragedy took place in a school and I can imagine that’s a school in the background. Her expression  truly reflects her feelings of regret and “what am I going to do now??”

striped shirt tighter crop

B. →This image received the most votes. I’ve cropped it tighter here so that it would show up better in thumbnail form. I have mixed feelings about it. It doesn’t say much to me, but it seemed to grab many of you and that’s what counts.

woman pond cropped

C.← This image came in second in your voting. Again, I’ve cropped it tighter. It certainly fits the title of the book.

old fashinoed woman in field

D. →I’d have to fix her goofy hair and I worry this reads “historical” instead of “contemporary,” but otherwise, I think it’s lovely and evocative.

29 Comments

  1. Sandra on October 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I vote for A!

  2. Rhonda Shank on October 26, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Wow.. or C…I think A would be better if the building were just a tad bit more defined in the background.

  3. Norma Howard-Vieweg on October 26, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I like the one with the women refecting on the pond (letter C)

  4. Debbie hearne on October 26, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    C

  5. Sharon on October 26, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    A or C… I’m stuck.

  6. Ann on October 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    C is my pick.

  7. Patti James on October 26, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I vote for A.

  8. shari bartholomew on October 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    c

  9. Amber on October 26, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    B or C are my choices. Probably C, since you aren’t too keen on B. It is your book after all! 🙂

  10. Gina on October 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I like D

  11. Shannon M on October 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I vote for Cover A.

  12. Melissa on October 26, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    A. For sure!

  13. Bobbie Wiseman on October 26, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I would choose C……..with the water. I thought of a picture with a water reflection when you started the elimination.

  14. Nancy on October 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I love C.

  15. JoAnn Ross on October 26, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I vote for C again, because of her pondering by the water, which works with reflection. I like it so much better with the bike gone! I also love B as an image, but I’m with you, I don’t think it really says anything. And yes, I agree that last one looks historical.

  16. Iris on October 26, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    1st choice A, 2nd choice D.

  17. kellyEnglish on October 27, 2010 at 2:12 am

    A is my favorite Diane.

  18. Shannon M on October 27, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Cover A really fits in with all your other covers and I agree with your blurp “A. ←(ignore the curlicue on her cheek; it won’t be in the final image). I like this image because the tragedy took place in a school and I can imagine that’s a school in the background. Her expression truly reflects her feelings of regret and “what am I going to do now??”

  19. Margo on October 27, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I vote for A…it’s simple and her face tells a story.

  20. Susan Whitfield on October 27, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I vote for C

  21. Tina on October 27, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I like C

  22. Tracy Broemmer on October 27, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Definitely A!

  23. Diane Chamberlain on October 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Final tally of votes from both here and Facebook:
    A 30
    B 5
    C 30
    D 3

    Hmm! I’m going to play with A and C and see which works better with the text and the look of the image in thumbnail form. Thank you everyone!

  24. Peg on October 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I vote for A.

  25. Diane Chamberlain on October 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks, everyone. After playing with these two images, I’m going with A. It has a much cleaner look than C once I added the text. Plus, it shows up better in thumbnail form, and I don’t have to worry about the woman having the wrong hair color. You’ll see it next week sometime when I have Reflection available as an ebook. Thanks again for your help!!

  26. Kathi on October 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    “A” is definitely the one!

  27. Brenda on October 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Sorry Diane
    None of these speak to me
    I just look at the girl and think of romance
    I Am no help with these
    My students are illustrating stories and poems. I advise them to pick scenes and avoid one person

  28. Brenda on October 27, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I do plan to get the e reader and order your books

  29. Andrea on October 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    A or C

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