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James Field

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Born and bred in England, I worked as an automation engineer, married a Norwegian lass, and have lived in Norway's glorious Arctic regions for the past thirty years.

Being creative in the written form gives me vast pleasure. I hope, dear reader, you will take a break from your world and lose yourself in one of mine.

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Hello Brian.
No promising contacts I'm afraid. The best cover designers are expensive, and I can't afford them. I tried using Fivver for a while but found I could do better than most of them anyway.
What I do now is to find and buy a relevant stock image and modify it with a simple photo editor. Its what Fivver does, but they don't really understand what I'm looking for.
A half-decent cover isn't difficult if you keep to the basic rules. Just look at the best-seller covers in your genre and do something similar.
If I can be of more help, just let me know.
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Martin Hi James,

Thank you for your Goodreads friend invitation.

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