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Sat, Jul 08



Go Ahead, Judge My Cover

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Go Ahead, Judge My Cover
Go Ahead, Judge My Cover

Time & Location

Jul 08, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

ECPI, 4101 Doie Cope Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613, USA

About the Event

You’ve heard the phrase a thousand times, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” And yet, we all do it.  Whether it’s in a newsletter, scrolling online, or walking the aisles of a book store, your cover is the first thing a reader will see. So why not put as much effort into the cover as you did writing the story?

In this workshop, Leslie Ray will discuss the essential elements to get your cover judgment-ready. From the title on the front, to the barcode on the back, every detail matters. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn about the tricks of the trade and the free resources that will make your cover stand the test of time.

NOTE: This meeting will take place in-person at ECPI and online via Zoom. A recording will be available for one week after the presentation.

Chapter members: Free—no registration required

Nonmembers: $12.50. Register:

Speaker bio:

Leslie Ray is an indie-published contemporary romance author and cover designer. Since starting her career in 2015, she has published multiple titles in her Spruce Pine and Carefree series. When the Covid pandemic hit, Leslie left her career in the public education system to become a full-time writer and virtual school mom. Little did she know, a few months later a good friend and fellow author would ask her to help rebrand an entire series. She never imagined those six covers would turn into a career of their own, but almost two years later she has completed over thirty projects with a growing list for 2023.

When Leslie is not writing or creating covers, she’s a full-fledged soccer mom. Between her oldest daughter’s school and club/travel teams, and her youngest’s rec team, you can usually find Leslie somewhere on a soccer field or playing free Uber driver to their many practices.

Leslie lives outside of Graham, NC with her husband and two daughters, along with a dog, cat, sixteen hens, and one very evil rooster (who only gets to live because he keeps the predators away).

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