poetry and prose about place

Book Cover – Land Between the Furrows

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I have been working on the cover painting for the new book in the Kaye Eliot Mysteries: Land Between the Furrows.

First, I do a pencil drawing of the idea I have for the cover. In this book, grind stones from a local grist mill figure in the mystery.



Then I do a painting, based on the pencil drawing. This painting is in acrylics, 16″ by 20″.



Finally, I create the cover. This is, for me, the hardest step. I take the photo of the painting into GIMP, crop to get the correct dimensions (6″ by 9″) and scale the image to 360 dpi (pixels per inch). Then I bring the image into the KDP Cover Creater and add the text and so on.



The book will be ready to go live on March 15, 2021.

All my best,


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  1. You are truly an inspiration! Can’t wait, Jane.

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    Pat Post

    March 5, 2021 at 10:50 am

    • So now we will have to do a dual launch… one cosy mystery and one hack-Em-up!


      jane tims

      March 5, 2021 at 11:05 am

  2. I am reading the second mystery now, and also your poetry books. Excellent books and posts! Thank you.

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    Ellen Grace Olinger

    March 5, 2021 at 9:31 am

    • Hi Ellen. Thanks so much. I love writing all the books. I’m almost ready to release the next mystery and doing he drawings for a poetry book on waterfalls.

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      jane tims

      March 5, 2021 at 11:04 am

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