Getting Tweaky with Temperance

I love my book covers!

I am so fortunate to have a friend who is adept at photoshop. The ever-obstreperous Sergeant Turk graciously and generously made the delightful cover of my first book. He then went on to create five more wonderful covers in the same charming scheme. I love the faux leather spine and corners. I love the bold colours. I love the silhouettes. I love the velvet texture. However, as much as I am enamored of the covers, there was a little something about each that needed a little tweaking. My writing expert pal, Maria Messini, suggested that the word ‘by’ before the author’s name was unnecessary and came across as amateurish. Another writing friend whom I admire, Deborah Jay, suggests that a book’s cover should be honestly and accurately indicative of the content. My first two covers did not alert the reader that there are monsters within. The title of the third book could not be read because of the effects on it. The Holmes book needed Sherlock in a centered position. The fifth novel’s title could not be read because of the contrast with the background colour, and the last book, instead of being a definitive colour like the other books, came across as gray. I asked my buddy the Sarge to make these changes and he fired me. Oops! I hope I did not offend him! He may have thought I was ungrateful and had his feelings hurt. Sergeant Turk did direct me to another mutual friend who also works with Photoshop. Mr. A.L. Williams drew monsters for the first two books and then did all the touch up work for which I asked. Here are the results:


Matter before and after:

A Matter of Temperance - Cover matter_cover_kindle_new


World before and after:

A World of InTemperance-300 worldkindle20160213


Love before and after:


For the Love of Temperance300 lovekindlerevised


Study before and after:


A Study in Temperance300 studykindlerevised


Latitude before and after:


inalatitudekindlecover latitudekindlerevised


Measure before and after:


measurecoverkindle. measurekindlerevised

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Hello Aetherwebsters!

Hello my friends!

It’s your humble pal, Ichabod Temperance.

I have a real blog/website now! How thrilling!

I shall do my best to keep you up to date as to the latest happenings in the World of Ichabod Temperance. At this date, July 30, 2014, I have four self-published novels in electronic and paperback format. The fifth is fast approaching and I am trying to get my head around number six.

Be well my friends!


Your pal,


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