What Do You Think?

Posted by in Louise Behiel, writing | 57 comments

Donna Brown, from the Indie Exchange has worked tirelessly on behalf of independently published authors.  She leads an active group on Facebook and has an amazing website.

I am delighted to let you know that Donna has accepted the cover of my first book, Family Ties for the cover showcase at the Indie Exchange.

I admit that I’m prejudiced – I think it’s fabulous.  Please stop by and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear your thoughts.


  1. Your cover is inviting; almost as if you could peak through the fence and see your best friend sipping lemonade on her back porch. Very nice.

  2. Love it! I saw the significance of the fence as soon as I started reading it! Not done yet, but really enjoying the story.:D

    • Jennette. it is so wonderful when readers get the imagery of the cover. i’m so grateful you stopped by. thanks

  3. Great cover! Thanks for following my blog.

    • you’re welcome. I look forward to getting to know you better.

  4. It’s lovely

  5. Hey Louise – you know that when I click on your books, it doesn’t take me anywhere. Ya’ know, like to Amazon to buy them?

    Here’s how to correct the image on the sidebar for an URL:


    Here’s how to add a hyperlink into your post:


    And if you really want to get fancy, set up an Amazon affiliate link so you can make a little money from referring people to your books 🙂


    P.S. Darlene Foster follows my blog and she did the links with her Amanda books. Take a look (yeah, I helped her too).


    • You my friend are a genius. OMG… coffee’s on me next time we meet. I bow to your creative superiority and am in awe of your ability to explain things so simply and accurately to techno nots like me.

      whoo hoo

      • You’re welcome! People were gracious answering questions for me when I started blogging. I’m paying back kindnesses shown to me.

        You’ve worked hard for these accomplishments and want people to check them out. Glad I could help you!

        • Much appreciated, Nancy

          • It worked! I bought it!

            • Thank you so much. let me know what you think

              • It was great! I loved it. I will get a review posted for you.

                • well aren’t you a sweetie. thanks so much. i’m so glad you enjoyed.

  6. What do I think? I think that’s FANTASTIC! Congratulations!


  7. So cool, Louise. Congratulations! I love your cover and now I’m heading over there to check out the site. 🙂

    • Thanks Sheila. good to ‘talk’ to you again.

  8. I like it! The broken fence is an interesting touch, like there’s beauty even when things aren’t perfect.

    • Exactly, John. Sometimes families are a community of broken fences. thanks

  9. Lovely cover! It says family to me. And how exciting!

    • Since the book is about many kinds of families, that’s a good look for the cove.r thanks so much

  10. I like the cover. The font stands outs nicelly too.

  11. Most awesome Louise! Congrats!

  12. That is so terrific, Louise! The cover is gorgeous and I can’t wait to read it this weekend. 🙂 Definitely something to bring me out of my funk. Congratulations!!

    • I am glad you like the cover, Tameri. Hope you’ll enjoy the story.

  13. I love the book cover. The pink flowers is what does it for me. Great job Louise!!!

  14. I love the book cover because I am crazy for pink flowers!! Excellent job louise!!

    • So glad you like it Mel. did you get your kindle working yet?

      • Oh I have my kindle working alright. I think I’m a little addicted LOL!!

        • did you find all the free books?

          • Yes!!! I feel like such a book pig I’m downloaded so many free books. I get them sent to me everyday by email. It’s going to take me a little while to get use to not reading from a book, I miss the paper…hmmm….funny.

            • That’s true for all of us – we miss the paper at first, but then we get used to the kindle and paper is hard to read, heavy to hold and generally a pain in the patootie.

  15. Love it, Louise! Awesome that it’s on Indie Exchange. Absolutely love the synopsis you wrote of the story. Great job!

    • Thanks so much Lynette. I appreciate your comments. that blurb writing is hard work.

  16. I really love your book cover! That’s awesome, Louise, that it was chosen your cover to showcase on Indie Exchange! I’ll click on over and check out that site.

    • thanks Lynn. I appreciate the support. I do feel very lucky. the stars are in alignment or something. 🙂

  17. Happy for you; wondrous to happen!

  18. Wow. Congratulations! That’s fabulous news.

  19. LOUISE! This is Wonderful! I just looked and want to know: is this only available for an ereader? If so I will nab my kids…



    • Jen, thanks a bunch. Yes, it’s only available on Amazon. and it’s a romance although not super hot.

      • That’s a matter of opinion. I thought it was pretty hot. 🙂

        Have you thought about putting it on CreateSpace for paperback copies? The cover is too pretty to not grace bookshelves, nightstands and tables. 🙂

        Congratulations, Louise!

        • You’re right – hot is in the mind of the reader. LOL

          I think I will do a few copies. My mom desperately wants one. but the learning curve has been high enough already…I don’t know if I could take the stress.

          • Well I think I finally conquered the C/S beast. I’d be happy to walk you through it. Let me know if you want to give it a try. 🙂

            • Thanks so much. I’ll do that. I have to get a new cover first. I didnt do the print copy…oh oh

              • Su should be able to use a template from CreateSpace and get the paperback cover file ready with no problem. Well, if she works with CreateSpace. If not, you can talk to the woman who does my covers. 🙂

                • sound good. i’m sure Su can handle it. but if not, i’ll give you a shout. she offered me a paperback cover but since i wasn’t looking to print the book, i didn’t worry about it. sounds like i should have spent the moolah then – just in case

                  • Well…this is all a live and learn experience for all of us. From now on, I’d think getting a file for paperback would be enough. You should just be able to do a print screen in Paint and cut the front cover off for Kindle files. I could be wrong but I think I did that for one of my books. We’ll figure it out. 🙂

                    • great idea. and Live and Learn is right. who knew how much there was to learn? seems never ending.

                      have a great day – i’m back to editing.

  20. I love this cover. It is simple but classy looking.

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