01 March 2018

Thank you to John Paul Ferrara

Cover artist -- Jon Paul Ferrara - Jon Paul Studios.
Cover model - John de Salvo

People close to me know I am cover mad.  I have been very fortunate that my first covers were so good from Kensington and Dorchester.  However, when Prairie Rose Publications relaunched the Dragons of Challon series I wanted the series to have covers that really fit.  I have been so thrilled how the series is turning out, with the expanded original stories and new series branding covers.

Before my first contract I had high hopes -- I wanted a couple models and one specific cover artist.  Nathan Kamp and John de Salvo were the models.  I was lucky to have Kamp on the first cover of One Snowy Knight, and had him again for the Brazilian translation cover. 

The cover artist I always hoped for was Jon Paul.   Last year when I was contemplating the new direction for the series, I saw Jon Paul posting several of his covers on Facebook.  I have always admired how he truly captures Romance.  One day I saw a cover with a knight in the snow, and though, "Oh, how perfect for One Snowy Knight!"  We have been friends on Facebook for years, and I have followed his artistry for 17 years on the internet, and before.  So, I took the chance and emailed him and asked the status of the cover.  I figured I would get a thanks, but sorry.  Imagine my joy when he said the cover was mine.  All the necessary permissions from John de Salve were just completed -- on my birthday.  So I am over the moon to have my wish come true on my birthday!

Behold by new cover for One Snowy Knight -- cover artist Jon Paul Ferrara with John de Salvo as model.  Sometimes, it just doesn't get any better than this!!

So thank you to John and Jon Paul for making my dream come true!!

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