Tears! Yes, literal tears! Tears of pure joy! Not only had my manuscript come to full fruition in the form of a book, it was a beautiful book with an amazing cover.
Thanks to Angela D. Olsen and Cedar Fort Publishing for capturing the beauty within Hope's Journey's pages.
Hope's Journey was recently nominated in the LDS Publisher BEST COVER CONTEST... and it WON 2011 YA General Fiction BEST COVER! The competition was steep, but we walked away with 38.6% of the votes. It is now in the running for 2011 BEST COVER OF THE YEAR AWARD. Voting ends today, and the competition is fierce, so I don't know where we'll land, but, honestly, just making the list is an honor.