The Writing Life

Interview Questions 9: Answered by Cynthia Sally Haggard

On the other hand, self-published authors have the edge over traditional books in the regards that the author has all the control. I’d like to begin with your cover. Did you make it or did you have someone else design it? If you had someone else, can you tell us who it is?

Paperback cover for Farewell My Life by Cynthia Sally Haggard

That is what I love about self-publishing is that you have total artistic control.

I designed the inside of the book, and yes, I did the cover. As I run a shoestring operation, I am forced to keep things simple.

I love the dark simplicity of my cover, I think it fits the mood of the novel perfectly.