Thank YOU!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in #LoveWriteCreate, Blog, Reading | 0 comments

It has been a huge encouragement to have so many friends supporting me, and Descent, today! I wanted to share the love, and link back to each of the blogs (that I’m aware of) that posted about the cover. Another little quote, I’m sharing, from one of the main characters of Descent, Ollie!

A wholehearted thank you to…

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Under the Cover: DESCENT by Kallie Ross (a.k.a. ME)

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in #LoveWriteCreate, Blog, Graphics, Motivation, Writing | 0 comments

Today is the big cover reveal for DESCENT, and I couldn’t be happier with the responses! I worked with the most talented designer, Drew Rodgers, and this happens to be his first book cover design. He’s worked on several other medias, like CD covers and website/logo design, and I was excited that he took on my challenge to create a beautiful and compelling cover for Descent.

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in #LoveWriteCreate, Blog, Listening, Motivation, Research, Writing, Writing Exercises | 0 comments

The term deadline can sound severe in several circumstances, and after looking up its historical significance I found that it was first coined during the American Civil War. I was surprised at how literally it was used. A Confederate General described a line that Federal prisoners were not allowed to pass without threat of being killed. I prefer the use of the word deadline in the world of printing. In the early 19th century it was used to describe a line from which nothing would print properly on a printing press. Later, in the 1920s, deadline was used to express a ‘time limit’ in the newspaper industry.

I don’t know about you, but if deadlines held the same lethal connotation they did in prison camps over 200 years ago, I’d have been dead and buried by my Junior year in high school. (And, it was totally my science project partner’s fault!) The point to all of this is, do you set serious deadlines for yourself? Do you take your deadlines seriously? What are the consequences and rewards for reaching a deadline?

Let’s take this one step at a time.

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Cover (Reveal) Curiosity?

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in #LoveWriteCreate, Blog, Graphics, Motivation, Research, Writing | 0 comments

First off, if you’d like to help me with my Cover Reveal for Descent (April 23, 2014), you can sign up here…

Now, back to the curious nature of book covers. I enjoy keeping up with the latest from the ‘Big Six’, smaller houses, indie publishers, as well as many of the self-published authors I’ve met at conventions and online. One of the most interesting trends to follow in every avenue of publishing is book covers. Whether symbolic, vague, obvious, or enchanting, I find myself either drawn in or repelled by the concept that introduces each story.

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