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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Covers for the Deputy Tempe Crabtree Series

The first four covers were designed by the first publisher, and some have been redesigned by Mundania Press. Fortunately, I’ve been able to give input about the covers, and the artist has done a great job putting my vision into reality.

I’m just going to write about some of the later books and their covers.

The research into Kindred Spirits rekindled my interest in the Big Foot legend. I discovered that the Indian reservation nearby had their own version called the Hairy Man.

In Dispel the Mist, the Hairy Man makes his first appearance, and it seemed fitting that the pictograph of him found on the reservation should go on the cover.

The cover of Invisible Path is perfect for the title—and there is reference to the Hairy Man in this one too.

I absolutely love the cover for Bears with Us—it depicts the theme of the story perfectly.
Raging Water’s cover is a stylized design of exactly what the book is about.

Because Spirit Shapes has the ghost of a little girl and a whirlwind of restless spirits, the cover design is perfect.

 The Hairy Man makes an appearance in River Spirits too as do spirits that rise from the river.

Much of the story of Not as it Seems centers around Morro Bay, and of course there are many Indian spirits involved—and you can see how this is shown in the cover.

This is the latest entry into the series: Seldom Traveled. Because a forest fire has much to do with the story, and an eagle plays an important part, once again the artist did a fantastic job with the cover.

What do you think? Which one is your favorite?

Seldom Traveled Blurb:
The tranquility of the mountain community of Bear Creek is disrupted by a runaway fugitive, a vicious murderer, and a raging forest fire. Deputy Tempe Crabtree is threatened by all three.

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Marilyn Meredith’s Bio:

Marilyn has had so many books published, she’s lost track of the count, but it’s getting near 40. She lives in a community similar to the fictional mountain town of Bear Creek, the big difference being that Bear Creek is a thousand feet higher in the mountains. She is a member of Mystery Writers of American, three chapters of Sisters in Crime, and is a board member of Public Safety Writers of America.

New Contest:
Winners will be randomly picked from those leaving the most comments on the blog posts. Each winner can choose one of the earlier books in the series as either a print book or e-book.

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  1. Marilyn, I am trying to get all of these!

  2. That would be great. There are some earlier ones in the series and a few that I didn't post the covers.