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Help choose my cover!

Sara Helwe has done it again. She has designed a beyond amazing cover, rich and full of beauty. (She has also designed a cover for Zombie Takeover, which I have yet to show you because of my quest to be traditionally published. More on that later…)

My only question for you is, blue or gold?

I am deliriously happy with both and would use either. (In fact, I wish I could use both…) ;)

I think the covers speak for themselves. Now I want to hear from YOU!

Can you see why I’m having such a hard time with this?

What are your thoughts? Blue or gold? And why? :)

Comment below!

In Him,



Wisdom & Folly: Sisters Book Cover Copyright © 2015 by Michele Israel Harper

Cover Design by Sara Helwe (www.sara-helwe.com)

“Wisdom” Model–Georgia Stanwix, Photography by Cathleen Tarawhiti

“Folly” Model–Ruxandra Tudorica (www.methyss-design.com), Photography by Claudiu Miron

Wings by Katie Litchfield

Cloud stock photography (on the blue cover) by Michele Israel Harper (I know, right? Sara used my photograph! How cool is that!!!) :)


And my cover artist will be…

You guys did not make this easy on me.

I counted the votes right before I wrote this and…

It was a three-way tie. A three-way tie. Even votes. Exactly.

I had to decide myself! It wasn’t easy.

Drum roll, please…

Sara Helwe will be designing my covers for my Zombie Takeover trilogy and prequel.

Her art is exquisite and exactly what I want for this particular series. (But I may use the other artists for other books. They are so good too!)

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to vote and tell me your favorite artists.

And thank you Sara, Andy, and Julia for letting me feature your gorgeous masterpieces on my website!

I could not have done this without all of you.

I will keep you updated on the process of getting my book published–I can hardly wait!

Now, back to classes on trademarking, interior layout, and ebook conversion. Yikes!

Talk to you soon! :)

In Him,


(Never Strong Enough, I Still Dream, and Khaleesi copyright © 2012-2015 Sara Helwe.)


Help me choose a cover artist! :)

Cover art.

It can be bad on self-published books.

I don’t want that. (I’m sure you don’t want that for me either!)

Can you help me find the perfect cover artist for my book, Zombie Takeover?

The Kindle in 30 Challenge is officially over, and this is one of my very last steps. The goal was to have a book ready to publish on Kindle at the end of 30 days–or at least a messy first rough draft.

I had a messy final draft, which I just received back from Dr. Dennis Hensley, fully edited. If you need someone to edit your book–he is excellent!

But I’ve had one problem getting the challenge done.

That cover art.

I am in love with three different artists’ manipulations on deviantART.com. I have contacted all three but am having such trouble choosing among them!

Can you help me?

Sara Helwe is magnificent. Her website is a tutorial of how she creates her masterpieces using stock photos and photoshop, and her Facebook page is a visual delight for any art lover. (Never Strong Enough, KhaleesiMother Nature, and The Warrior all copyrighted © 2012-2015 Sara Helwe.)

Andy Garcia possesses rare talent. Her images are so stunning and dark and real. It gives me chills how good she is. Her Facebook page makes me marvel, “How on earth does she do that???” (Winter is ComingSteampunk Anthology, Closer to the Edge, and My Fire all copyrighted © 2009-2015 Andrea García.)

Okay, you know how obsessed I am with Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s books, right? Well, she recently featured one of her cover artists, Julia Popova. I checked her out on deviantART and oh. my. goodness.  Amazing!

Julia Popova‘s art is ethereal and sweeping with a fairy-like quality. I am instantly transported to another world when I scroll through her creations. Check out her Facebook page and website–you’ll see what I mean! (Apostate, In a Moment of PeaceThousandth Morning, and Ice Crystal all copyrighted © 2009-2015 Julia Popova/Forest Girl.)

Do you see trouble I’m having?

I want all three of them to design my covers! (And I may just do that the more books I publish!) :)

But–for now–I need to choose one.

I need to choose only one of these amazing artists to design the cover for Zombie Takeover.

Which one would you choose? Vote below and help me make this agonizing decision!

Thanks so much–you guys rock! :)

In Him,


Art used with permission. All rights reserved. sara-hel.deviantart.com, andygarcia666.deviantart.com, and forestgirl.deviantart.com

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