Book cover for the novel My Dead True Love

After accepting my manuscript (with one small editing suggestion), Pedernales Publishing’s Jose Ramirez matched me with a designer who produced a beautiful cover that worked both on a bookshelf and as a matchbook-size, internet image. He listened when I described how I wanted the book to look and feel inside (typeface, margins, etc.), and he gave me constructive feedback – like how to make minor changes to keep it under 400 pages. His work was seamless, from setting up my copyright to correcting the final proof. I was so impressed that I asked him to design my website, which I still love.

Kim Pierce is a former Dallas Morning News writer and editor who completed the Writer’s Path fiction program at Southern Methodist University. MY DEAD TRUE LOVE is her first novel, inspired by events surrounding the death of her fiancé in 1998.