Spring Bear: A Novella
Robin Brooks at The Beauty of Books designed and produced Betsy Connor Bowen’s Spring Bear, a novella, which won a 2010 Maine Literary Award for best self-published! Congratulations to Betsy, to copyeditor Jennifer Campbell and to book designer Robin Brooks!
In Evvie Mallow, author Betsy Connor Bowen has created a contemporary classic. Born and raised in the Maine woods, her family disintegrating around her, Evvie is caught in a conflict between irreconcilable forces — the instinct to protect her unborn child and the freedom to choose a life for herself. With dignity and grace, she keeps a Yankee silence about her own acts of courage and self-sacrifice. Betsy’s writing is breathtaking. (5” x 7” softcover)
I am a writer and first-time publisher of my own work. I could not have found a better ally than Robin Brooks. She brings to her calling not only her artistic skills as a designer and technical knowledge of book production, but (most importantly for me) the ability as a human being to relate to someone. That skill is priceless.
She figured out how the look of my book can become a part of its true meaning. She knew when to suggest something I was not seeing. She has vision. Her heart is in the right place, and that helps you believe in your message.
I have learned to be a more professional writer from Robin. She is truly amazing, somebody I'll never forget.
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