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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Whitfield Cover Award Winner Announced

The winner of the first Whitfield Cover Award is....The Little Pot by Dawn Stevens. Dawn will receive a free autographed copy of Sin Creek, to be released later this year along with a printable Whitfield Cover Award decal. Thanks to all of you who voted and special thanks to all the wonderful authors who were guests since this blog's inception. The next contest will be with covers from guests appearing after April 17th through the end of 2010.

The winning cover....

Tied finalists...

Edging Past Reality
by David Fingerman

                                                             Marta Stephens'
                                                                                 
The Devil Can Wait

Congrats to all !

66 comments:

MAC said...

Susan,
I like the cover for "The Little Pot." Hope this is where I'm supposed to vote.
Martha

Aggie Villanueva said...

I vote for Secrets to Die For.

An intriguing cover.

joylene said...

Thank you for including my novel Dead Witness, Susan. What a pleasant surprise.

Joylene said...

It was a tough choice, but I pick Dark Knowledge by Keith Pyeatt.

Author Steven Bradley said...

Of course, I like my own cover here, but Edging toward reality really takes me. It gets my vote. Steven Clark Bradley

ptbertram said...

If I'm only allowed one vote, I vote for Dead Witness.

Sean said...

My favorite cover is The Ezekial Code. But I have to say my favorite, title is The Pirate who lost his ARRH. Very funny!

Marta Stephens said...

What a clever idea and thanks so much for including my cover here as well. :)

My vote goes to Edging Toward Reality.

Pamela said...

Edging Past Reality for adult cover. The Little Pot for children's cover art.

Many fine covers here, and a lovely idea you had to show them again.

Jodi said...

I vote for the Devil Can Wait.

Mari said...

I've got to go with "The Little Pot." I love that one!

J.M.Cornwell said...

Edging Past Reality

J M Cornwell

Anonymous said...

I vote for Secrets to Die For. It makes me want to read it because of the mysterious cover. What secrets are hiding behind the doors????

Eileen said...

I think I will go for The Devil Can Wait.

It looks very dark and sinister!!

Cheers,
Eileen

carole said...

I'm drawn to the dark hint of violence in The Devil Can Wait.

Deb Hockenberry said...

Susan,
I vote for the cover of Vernon and the Snake. The cover shows Vernon's cocky attitude. I haven't read this one but would like to after seeing the cover!

L.C. Evans said...

Very difficult to choose, but I vote for Nowhere to Hide. That mysterious looking old house really seems to go with the title.

Shannon said...

Thanks for including my cover, which I love! But I'm going to vote for Pretty Is as Pretty Dies. What is scarier than a gaggle of garden gnomes?

Cullan Hudson said...

My favorites are definitely The Pirate..., Pretty Is..., Edging Past Reality, and Dark Knowledge. If I had to choose one, it would be Dark Knowledge.

Monty said...

I'm for The Little Pot. It just has a sweetness about it and I am hoping to get gardening in sometime this week! Iona McAvoy

Jo Linsdell- Founder and Organiser of PROMO DAY! said...

The Little Pot wins the kids section for me. Simple and cute.

For the others it was harder to decide. I'll vote for Dark Knowledge (powerful image that fits teh title nicely) but also very much liked Edging Toward Reality and Pretty Is as Pretty Dies.

novelist said...

I liked "Tortured Skin" best.
- Clive at Citiria Publishing

Anonymous said...

LIttle Pot and Deceptive Clarity

The Belle in Blue said...

Aside from my own, (SYMMETRY) I like GHOST ORCHID the best.

Betty Gordon said...

Susan, thanks for posting my cover. I can vote for "Deceptive Clarity" because Linda Houle, L&L Dreamspell, designed it.
All the covers are eye-catching and intriguing.
Betty Gordon

Anonymous said...

Of course I like my cover, but as a collector of Tom Clarl gnomes there is no question - Pretty is as Pretty Dies gets my vote.

Lynette Hampton

Nerine Dorman said...

Best children's cover: The Pirate who lost his Arrrr (Just because I love the title and the illustration)

Best adult book: Dark Knowledge... but then I'm horribly biased!

A. F. Stewart said...

It was a tough call, but I have to go with The Devil Can Wait.

Charlotte Phillips said...

Susan,
You have so many great covers here, it's difficult to select just one. Four caught my eye right away - Vernon and the Snake, secrets to Die For, Dead Witness, and Ghost Orchid. Hope it's okay to vote for two - Vernon for the kids section because it is playful and Ghost Orchid for adults because it's beautiful.

Anne Patrick said...

Hi Susan,
I vote for Dead Witness.

Hey, I've given you an award. Visit my blog to pick it up.

Susan Whitfield said...

Thanks for the award, Anne. I appreciate it very much.

Thomas said...

I hope this is how you want us to vote for the cover. I'd select Dark Knowledge, by Keith Pyeatt

Carol J. Garvin said...

I like a fairly clean look for a cover, so for the children's cover I'd pick "The Little Pot". For the adult's cover I'm torn between "Edging Past Reality" and "Dead Witness". I'm pulled toward the simplicity of the lone tree landscape. There's a deceptive calm about it that's appropriately eery. Yes, I think my vote goes to "Dead Witness". :)

Jill Lynn said...

All great covers! But Keith Pyeatt's Dark Knowledge gets my vote.

Scottie Kersta-Wilson said...

Courting Kathleen Hannigan for sure! Bold, bright and beautiful just like the heroine.

emma said...

I vote for Courting Kathleen Hannigan. Really gets you into the book.

dkchristi said...

I think it's difficult to make a choice because of the different categories (at least it is for me). Thanks for the votes for Ghost Orchid; I'm still making my decision, influenced by the comments by others. I'd like to vote for one for adult and one for children.

Sue Durkin said...

The Little Pot is my choice for the children's cover.

I wasn't able to break it down between two adult covers. I want both Secrets to Die For and The Ezekial Code.

Anonymous said...

The Little Pot and Courting Kathleen Hannigan

james said...

I vote for James C. Gillen's Tortured Skin, but I might be a bit partial. Good luck to everyone.

James

david said...

Being that I'd feel really tacky voting for my own cover, I have to go with "The Devil Can Wait."

Thanks for including me, Susan : )

Anonymous said...

Courting Kathleen Hannigan is strong and eye-catching!

Tena Russ said...

If only one, Courting Kathleen Hannigan. I did love The Little Pot.

Anonymous said...

Tough to pick just one...

The Devil Can Wait (oddly enough, because i like that font best!)

Denise Verrico said...

So many beautiful covers! I'm partial to Ghost Orchid.

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

So many wonderful covers, it's hard to choose. But I'm partial to The Devil Can Wait by Marta Stephens! ;o)

dkchristi said...

By a very objective process of elimination, Ashes

Loretta said...

Susan,
I'm voting for "The Pirate Who Lost His AARRR" in the children's section, and "No Where to Hide" in the adult.
It was a difficult choice, because each cover has its own appeal, but "No Where to Hide" just looked sooo sinister:)
Loretta

Jeannie said...

I like the cover Secrets to Die For in the adult book, but also The Little Pot.

Reading up a storm said...

Nowhere to hide gets my vote because the wintry scene gives me chills before I even open the book.
Natalie - Hawaii

Lemony Fresh said...

My favorite is Keith Pyeatt's Dark Knowledge!

Claire Applewhite said...

Susan,
I like the cover for "Edging Past Reality."
Claire

Anonymous said...

I like Dead Witness. If you have been to Prince George, you will know why.

Helen said...

Love the surreal feel and the drama of Edging Past Reality.

Linda Henderson said...

I vote for Nowhere To Hide, although I do like the pirate one for kids.

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Yvonne Perry said...

The Little Pot gets my vote. I love children's books.

nel said...

I am voting for Vernon and the Snake


I am voting for Sweet Spot




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Judy said...

I liked Secrets to Die for!!!


Judy
magnolias_1@msn.com

wizardofwords said...

Ghost Orchid definitely has my vote. Simple and beautiful.

Darden North said...

Hi Susan,

Picking a favorite was hard, but I vote for "The Devil Can Wait."
The title and author names popped out at me as did the graphics. The cover was not cluttered.

Also, thanks for your nice comments about my novel "Fresh Frozen" on my blog during "Blog Jog Day." I enjoyed being interviewed by you!

Chelle Cordero said...

I like Dead Witness, the starkness of the cover intrigues me.

Chelle
http://ChelleCordero.com

Lisa K. said...

My vote is for "Edging Past Reality." You have some great covers there.

Anonymous said...

Casting my vote for Secrets To Die For

Donna M. McDine said...

I vote for Pretty Is as Pretty Dies.

Happy to have found you through Blog Jog Day!

Regards,
Donna
Children’s Author
Write What Inspires You Blog
The Golden Pathway Story book Blog

cassandrajade said...

Deceptive Clarity or Pretty is as Pretty Dies. Both grabbed my attention as I scrolled through.
Great collection.

J.R.Poulter/J.R.McRae said...

Hard to choose but I think "Edging Past Reality" for an adult book is very strong and eye catching.
Thanks for all your support of authors and the books they create!
Jennifer