Yay! It’s book cover critique day with yours truly! I hope you guys enjoy this new series and that find some helpful tips throughout these videos. I hope it helps you during your cover design process and allows you to LAUNCH with the best cover you can. Also, it’s okay if you didn’t get it right the first time, rebranding is a good thing and helps breathe new life into your books and backlist.

If you’d like your cover critiqued, please feel free to email me at [email protected], but know that I’ve already received (as I’m checking right now) over 40 covers! Thank you so much for trusting me with your book babies. I’m honored! With that being said, I may only be able to get to one per week so I hope that’s okay. If you don’t mind waiting, please send over whatever you’d like me to look at and I’ll be happy to add it in my folder.

@bytheBrooke has offered a discount for those who want to use her services. Of course, you don’t have to, but I thought it was kind of her to offer. Check out her designs here: http://www.bythebrookedesigns.com

SD—Thank you so much for allowing me to look at your covers and give my honest feedback! I’m honored!

Let’s be Pen Pals:
Courtney Young | PO BOX 697 | Groves, TX 77619

Do you have a question about self-publishing?

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//A B O U T M E//

Pen names: Lyra Parish & Kennedy Fox (we’re an author duo!)

I’ve been in the indie scene since 2011. I published my first romance novel in 2014 (Weak for Him). Under Kennedy Fox, we’ve made USA Today 5 times since 2017. As Lyra Parish, I made the top 100 list several times on Amazon.

If you’re looking for those books, you will not find them. I unpublished my Lyra Parish backlist in 2020 with zero regrets. You can watch that video here: https://bit.ly/3k8P6pa

Want to check out Kennedy Fox’s Books? Visit: http://www.kennedyfoxbooks.com


//Searching for a Motivational Writing Group?//
I have a writing group on Facebook where you can earn stickers for writing 10K in a day or 50K in a month. You can choose your own day. It’s a supportive community that’s also fun. If you’re international, feel free to join! I’ve sent stickers to people all around the world since July 2019! In 2021, those who write Half a Million or 1 Million words in a year, will be sent an enamel pin!

//2021 R E L E A S E S C H E D U L E//
Pushing You Away – February – Released
Holding You Close – March – Released
Bossing the Cowboy – May – Released
Kissing the Cowboy – July – Released
Winning the Cowboy – August – Released
Forcing You Away – October
Wanting You Close – November
The End of Us – December

//S O C I A L M E D I A//

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