Authors have just about no say in their cover art, so when you end up with the cover of your dreams, it is really exciting!!!
Some people have asked me who that girl is, but it's not a photograph of a real girl. I guess the best way to answer that question is to say, "It's Jemma."
I am now officially a Greg Swearingen fan. He captured Jemma's heart and soul in this illustration, and the setting is exactly right, too.
Now I only have to wait until spring 2009 to see this beautiful baby in book stores!