For the past five years, my cousin, Christine B., has asked me to design a book cover for her
paranormal murder mystery books. So this is what happens when I read her books . . .
Christine B. sends me the first draft of her newly written book. As I naively read each chapter, I write down a few words that describe "items" that I find exciting from each chapter.
By the time I finish reading the book, I have a long list of ideas. Using
Adobe Photoshop software and utilizing photos that Christine B. took on her travels, or photos I find in my own photo files, digital images are manipulated and layered on top of each other to create a book cover that includes the following
Images that portray and highlight the events
that occur inside the book.
Images that symbolize the
author, Christine B.
Images that symbolize me, LaVerne Cutrone.
So, when you view the book covers of many of Christine B.'s paranormal mysteries, look behind the
cover and search for the enigmatic symbolism behind the images.