TA-DAAA! Cover Reveal for Finding Hunter!

I have used what energy I’ve been able to muster (beyond the healing process from my surgery, which seems to be dragging out forever) to finish up Book 2 in my Riverbend series, and I’m happy to say, Finding Hunter is DONE. All that remains is to format for Kindle & upload–and to share the absolutely perfect cover my wonderful friend and graphics goddess, Nicki Forde, designed for it. My also-wonderful friend, Doug Little, of St. Johns River Eco Tours, turned his wildlife photography skills to subjects such as a journal, a teacup, and a Tiffany lamp, providing Nicki with beautiful images to choose from. And here you see the gorgeous result of their combined effort. 

Final FH Cover Smaller

Those who have read Book 1, Swamp Ghosts, will know this book focuses on a character introduced therein as Gunn’s friend, Hunter Painter. The cover is a perfect blend of Hunter and the woman he adores, Willow Greene. I couldn’t be happier!

Please feel free to share this everywhere you can. With luck, the eBook will be published in the next two days or so, and the print version will follow soon after.

And below is the blurb for Amazon.

Before, I never thought about taking a life. Not once.
Now, the thought fills my mind day and night, and
I wonder how I’ll hide that terrible need,
As an old car swings to the shoulder,
And stops.
~ Traveling Man ~

Hunter Painter’s darkest fears have shaped his offbeat personality since he was a child, crippling him in ways invisible to those unable to see past his quiet exterior. In a sleepy Florida town known for its eccentric inhabitants, he’s always been a mystery to most.

Only one person sees beyond Hunter’s quirky facade. Willow Greene, the new age herbalist who owns the local candle and potpourri shop, has secretly loved him since they were in high school. When, sixteen years later, she discovers Hunter has loved her just as long, Willow hopes her dreams are finally coming true. 

Willow soon learns, however,  that Hunter fears happiness at her side isn’t in the cards for him. With her natural optimism and courage, she almost convinces him he’s wrong—that they can really have that life together they both long for—but even Willow can’t stop what Hunter knows is coming.

One by one, his worst nightmares become reality, culminating in an unthinkable tragedy, which devastates everyone it touches. Willow’s battle begins in earnest as Hunter is plunged into a bleak, guilt-ridden despair, threatening to destroy not only their love, but Hunter, himself.

Finding Hunter is the story of a lost man’s desperate struggle to make his way home again, and one woman’s unshakeable faith in him and the power of their love.



8 thoughts on “TA-DAAA! Cover Reveal for Finding Hunter!

    • Thanks, Jen! (Good to see you!!) I’m really happy with it. We’ve decided this is the “brand” we want for the Riverbend series. The layout is exactly the same as for Swamp Ghosts, with a picture above and below the title band, and a vertical element all the way up the left side of the cover. A cypress tree on Swamp Ghosts, and the Tiffany lamp on Finding Hunter. We’re keeping the only color in the title, and Nicki wraps everything around to the back. I should really post the full jacket photo, but I’ve probably bragged on this enough today. 😉

      Are you coming along on Book 3 of Canteen yet? I SO love your series!! Thought I was going to get a lot more reading done during my recovery, but have spent most of it editing this book. OH, well. That’s the BEST thing about books: they’re ready when YOU are. 😀


    • Thank you, Callum! I think so, too. 🙂 Of course, like any art, it’s a subjective thing, but it works for me. I’m planning to take a short breather, once I get this formatted and uploaded, and might actually be able to spend some time blog browsing my favorite folks, like you! 🙂 I’ve really missed that. Hope all is well in your (beautiful) part of the world.

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      • Of course, your focus has to be on getting fighting fit again, which I’m very glad to hear you’re on the road towards. Though there’s always time to celebrate a new book release as well, I’m sure 😉

        Things are good at my end of the world, thank you 🙂


  1. Reblogged this on Bookin' It and commented:

    Recovery from foot surgery has been slower than I hoped, but faster than last time, so I’m not going to complain. And I did have time to finish editing my newest book, Finding Hunter. Hope you love the cover as much as I do!

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    • Thanks, Louis. Got quite a few people locally asking about it, so I hope it doesn’t disappoint them. It’s a very different story than Swamp Ghosts. Of course, Hunter Painter is a very different man from Gunnar Wolfe, too. I’ve got my fingers crossed I’ve done a good job of telling his story. We’ll soon see, I reckon. 🙂


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