New book covers

My designer friend and I are in the process of creating new covers for the books of my Family Portrait series. Here are some preliminary samples of the first two books. There will be minor changes (such as my name needs to be a little bigger) but I’m really excited about them. 




Comments appreciated!

Okay, here are new versions with the larger name:

4 Responses to “New book covers”

  1. jenowenby Says:

    Hi Christa- I think they look great. I'm sure it's difficult to decide on the cover, but you guys did really well. I would pick it up off the shelf and look at it.

  2. author Christa Polkinhorn Says:

    Hi Jen, so nice of you to drop by! And thanks for your encouraging words. Designing covers is one of the most difficult parts of creating a book (aside from writing it, of course) and readers have different tastes. I myself like simple designs on books. Too much detail doesn't show up in those postage stamp images at Amazon and other online bookstores.

  3. Shirley Wine Says:


    I really like these covers and yes your name would look better a little bigger. Simplicity wins every time.

  4. author Christa Polkinhorn Says:

    Thanks, Shirley, for visiting and for your feedback!