Artwork for Daughter of Ravenswood

Book Covers are so Important

Everyone I meet tells me they often choose books by new authors, by their book covers first, then the blurb on the back page, then the first few paragraphs or pages.

I know it’s true because this is the way I select new authors, both on Kindle and in bookshops.

Truth UnveiledGetting new artwork is an exciting time!

I was delighted with the cover of Path Unchosen, and received a huge amount of positive feedback about it. I’d always intended to thematically link the covers in the series, and the great feedback reinforced that decision.

I went back to my cover designer, Andrew Brown from Design for Writers, and asked for a cover for Truth Unveiled that offered both a progression from Path Unchosen and a link back to it.

Path Unchosen


I couldn’t be happier with the final product.  Both covers are intriguing, and a little dark. Path Unchosen has a small update, with the bronze award it won.

I asked Andrew to prepare a design that I could use across Twitter, Facebook and on business cards.





Doesn’t it all look great 🙂 I can’t wait to see what we come up with for the novella and for book 3… I just need to finish writing them!



The colors from Andrew’s design have influenced the design of this website and enabled me to create a brand color and font template.

To me, the branding represents darkness and hope. Strength and independence. What do you think?

Kim Cleary, Author

Kim Cleary

Kim writes paranormal stories with a intrigue, suspense and a hint of romance. She loves all animals, especially her dogs; and thrives on coffee and chocolate while writing and researching.

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