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Murder Mystery Cover Competition ~Entries from North Herts College, Hitchin

As explained fully in my previous post, some students of North Herts College have risen to the challenge of designing a book cover for my murder mystery which will be published shortly. I have been  impressed by their enthusiastic response. Although only a few have managed to produce a version in time for the competition,  I know from emails that many more have attempted the task.  I am also sure that the experience for all will have be valuable.

Here are the covers submitted. Many folk have commented on Facebook over the last week but I would appreciate any constructive feedback. Which do you like best and why? What don’t you like?

Cover A

Cover A

Murder Now and Then C

Cover B

Cover C

Cover C

Only an e cover submitted on Cover C above but that’s fine for now.

Cover D

Cover D

Please remember that these are draft proposed covers and that the students have worked extremely hard to produce their first ever book cover designs. I am impressed with their ideas and the way they have interpreted my specifications in such a varied way. I would appreciate your positive feedback and constructive criticism; in fact any comments which would make an interesting fledgling design a great one!

The final decision will be made by members of The Ampthill Writers during the coming week. Watch this space!



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Author Spotlight no.335 – historical novelist Diana Jackson

Many thanks to Morgen Bailey for this on line interview! Hope to see some of you on Thursday 3rd in Waterstones Hitchin, Saturday 5th at the Luton Book Festival or on 12th back down in Southampton Waterstones West Quay!

Morgen 'with an E' Bailey

Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the three hundred and thirty-fifth, is of historical novelist Diana Jackson. See below for Diana’s book signing events! If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at author-spotlights.

DianaDiana Jackson has spent most of her career teaching English in the heart of England, but she has been writing all her life. Lucky to have an inspirational English teacher in her teens, a person who would continue to be a perfect role model in later life, Diana was encouraged to write poems and short stories. She graduated with a degree in education before training as a middle school teacher, where she motivated youngsters with her enthusiasm in the power of language.

Next Diana gained experience teaching English as a Second Language both in the UK and abroad, giving her a rich experience of life and cultures…

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