Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Behind the Scenes: The Cover Shoot for Jemima

{My apologies to those of you who have been waiting for this post... I got a bit behind this weekend and couldn't post before now!}

The cover shoot for The Regency Adventures of Jemima Sudbury: Book One - The Mystery of the Missing Cufflinks

My sweet {and most patient!} eldest niece, Betsy

Various public parks, streets, backyards, and stables {yes, more than one!} in Rhode Island.

We knew the feeling we wanted for the cover - one of mystery, suspense, but not too scary! And we also wanted a few other pictures for back-of-the-book and publicity options. So, with a little mapping out of our route, we went...

Trying many different poses...

We dubbed this "Mosquito Glen"... Even though it was still late afternoon, they ate us alive. Welcome to RI. ;-)

A Margaret-Dashwood-inspired pose. 

We found this GIGANTIC tree in an obliging backyard!  

After several hours, Betsy is still smiling!

The next day, we headed off to some local stables, where we found a very gentle...

Very large...

horse! :-) And some beautiful roses...

planted right next to the stable. What blessing the Lord brings unexpectedly into our paths!

We next moved onto a different stable with a very old {around 100 years}, but in very good repair, barn.

It was absolutely perfect, and the employee who helped us there in the enormous hay loft was fantastic, especially considering that it was one of the hottest days of the summer!

Speaking of heat, Betsy was certainly a trooper... She's wearing thick white sweater tights for the sake of authenticity!

And here's the finished cover:

I hope you enjoyed a peek behind the scenes!

Grace and peace,

Find Book One of The Regency Adventures of Jemima Sudbury: The Mystery of the Missing Cufflinks on Amazon:

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  1. Love seeing these! Looks like fun, and a blessing to be able to have your niece as the model! :)

    1. It was a lot of fun, Raechel! I'm glad you enjoyed seeing them. :-)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Jedidja - I really enjoyed creating it.

  3. So much fun. Great job. More grace to you.

    you also can read my blog too from the linky wed.


    1. Yes, it was fun. :-) Thanks for linking to your blog - going over to visit you there. :-)

  4. Oh my goodness these are such great photos and looks like she had a lot fun! :D Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Yes, it was a lot of fun! We have to do it again for the next book - hopefully in a little cooler weather than it was that day! :-)


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