For me, it started with scholastic books. Do you remember Harriet the Spy? Gosh, I would beg my Mom to let me choose as many books as we could afford from that scholastic catalog. Then it went onto mysteries and horror. A nutty obsession in my tweens. But, one weekend I lingered in the books section of Caldor, similar to a Kmart back in the day, and discovered the romance category. The covers sucked me in, and I probably should not have been reading them but my Mom was “cool” like that! I would sit on the floor and start reading them. I was hooked! That became the norm every other weekend, and I kid you not when I tell you I left there with 4 romance paperbacks every time we visited.
Lets fast forward to now. Life has happened in between it all, and I’ve had several unfinished manuscripts and there were no such things as digital books or amazon publishing. Now everything is literally available to you at your fingertips. And, here I am writing and creating my own covers.