playroom
Collins Interiors

 

Good morning, chic readers! We are CELEBRATING today because, today, my fifth novel and the final book in my Peachtree Bluff Trilogy, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases! 

 

living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

After more than a year of writing, editing, promoting and, yes, picking the cover, it is so exciting to see the book come to life out in the world. 

 

show house
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Show House

 

As you might imagine, I am a very visual person, so covers mean a lot to me. 

 

porch with color
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

I am so fortunate that my cover designer at Simon & Schuster is a genius–and came up with more than a dozen too-gorgeous-to-be-believed covers for me to choose from. I had the hardest time deciding which one fit the story best! 

 

palm beach style with color
Meg Braff Design

 

Ultimately, it came down to something pretty simple: the yellow. The cover I chose has a yellow hat and a yellow title, and, I don’t know about you, but I am loving yellow lately.

 

palm beach colors
Meg Braff Designs

 

That yellow is combined with the perfect hot pink…

 

Marika Meyer Interiors

 

And the most serene water blue…

 

Gray Malin for One Kings Lane

 

I sent this Gray Malin photo for cover inspiration. Water, sand, vibrant hues. It just feels like summertime, doesn’t it?

 

Coastal Living Magazine

 

Like this. I wanted a cover that would make my readers feel like this

 

abstract art
Serena & Lily

 

And these are the bright, bold hues to do it. 

 

The Southern Side of Paradise

 

I think they nailed it, don’t you? If these aren’t the colors of paradise, then I don’t know what are. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your support of my books, The Peachtree Bluff Series and, of course, Design Chic! Mom and I love being here with you every day, and we can’t thank you enough for spending a few minutes of your day with us for NINE YEARS!

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift or your next beach read, I’d love it if you’d check out The Southern Side of Paradise! It is available from your local bookstore and wherever books are sold, including:

 

For Signed Copies Call South Main Book Co:  (704) 630-9788

 

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