sweetpeamum got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Cover design for school murder mystery
Check out sweetpeamum's Book cover contest…
In the Teachers' Lounge
Heather Balog is a self proclaimed "Bad Mommy" and the author of ten novels, including the Amy Maxwell Cozy Mystery Series. She also collaborates with her teenage daughter on the Lexie Maxwell Series for young readers. She blogs at "The Bad Mommy Diaries" which, according to her family, is mostly obnoxious exaggeration, but it's much cheaper than therapy. When Heather is not writing or complaining on her blog, she's a school nurse, taxi driver, household Sudoku champion, and a runner with way too many aches and pains to be any good. She lives with her husband and her two children who all make fun of her inability to exist without the help of a Post-It note list on a daily basis and her inability to cook a decent meal. She also has a very needy dog who does not make fun of her, but wakes her up in the middle of the night to frolic in the yard, and empties the garbage in the kitchen ten times a day just to get her blood pressure boiling.
Franky Bannister was a film student looking for an angle. Shadowing Detectives Madden and De Luca, she found that angle...murder of a local high school teacher. “It’s always the husband”, everyone claims, but Madden and De Luca aren’t so sure. The deceased's coworkers are hiding something...they know more about this murder than they're letting on. Kimberly Malone was not what you would called beloved by those around her. Did she uncover someone's deadly secret? Letters from the deceased and interviews of her coworkers comprise this novel in a unique format---think Daisy Jones & the Six meets The Office.
Fans of mystery/ suspense or women's contemporary fiction.
Book cover type
Something that brings to mind the idea of a classroom/school and an air of mystery, murder, mayhem? I would love to see something retro in muted colors, but I'm open to a more modern look as well. High heels? A woman dead on the floor?
What to avoid
I prefer to use as few stock images as possible. Nothing that would bring to mind a "cozy" mystery. No guns---the victim wasn't murdered with a gun---she was strangled with a blue scarf.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
sweetpeamum collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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