Today kicks off a season of events leading up to the release of my forthcoming Contemporary YA novel Echoes in the Glass in December 2013!

I’ve been dying to reveal the beautiful cover that Graphic Designer Steven Novak and Photographer Krista Weisz collaborated on for me. They brought my vision to life and then some!

Echoes in the Glass Cover

How did the cover come about?

An image came to my mind fairly early on in my writing process for this novel. I pictured two figures facing each other, fingers touching. The guy is in present day and the girl is in 1934 and the same lighthouse stands between them, as a bridge to the present and an echo of the past. As you can see, Krista and Steven nailed it. =)

A lighthouse on the Oregon Coast features heavily in this story and the present day and 1934 storylines intertwine in unexpected ways, and it was important to me that the two time periods were represented on the cover. In talking over the possibilities with Krista Weisz, we decided to have her put out a call for models in her local area. The search was long, but in the end, they were worth the wait.

Krista took the models out to a gorgeous location and took a number of pictures in different settings. Many of those I was able to use for promotion pictures, such as the ones you see below. Beautiful, aren’t they?!


What’s the Story?

Finnian bears the scar of an unspeakable crime.

Tiria hides the pain of a terrible betrayal.

When all their secrets are laid bare, will the truth rip them apart or forever silence the echoes of the past?

Seventeen-year-old Finnian Bell has been on the run for years, but he finally has a chance to rebuild his life while restoring an abandoned lighthouse on the Oregon Coast.

Tiria Lucas, the lightkeeper’s daughter, is still reeling from the pain of an event that has shattered her innocence. Fear and bitterness have turned her heart from Finnian, but he is determined not to let her go.

The lighthouse harbors dark secrets of its own…

When Finnian and Tiria uncover the story of two teens hidden in the tower back in 1934, they discover a shocking connection that bridges time and death.


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