Wed., January 25: “How to Judge a Book by Its Cover”

January 8, 2017 0 By JEANNIE

Award-winning book cover designer Mariah Sinclair will share key things authors should consider when choosing a book cover design. at the Prescott Valley Public Library in the Crystal Room at 6:00 p.m. By using many examples, she will discuss the Do’s & Don’ts, stock image licensing, budgets, timelines, and what to expect when working with a book cover designer.

For most of her career Mariah worked as a graphic designer and marketer for advertising agencies serving Fortune 500 companies, the City of Los Angeles as well as other government entities. Now she focuses exclusively on designing book covers for independent authors. Her goal is to create beautiful, engaging book covers that help authors sell books. You can see examples of her work at

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Prescott Valley Library (7401 E. Civic Circle) Crystal Room.  For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, contact Katherine Caccavale, 928- 864-8642,, -or visit

2017 Programs

January 25: Mariah Sinclair on book cover design entitled “How to Judge a Book by its Cover”

February 22: Parker Anderson on writing about history.

March 22: Carol Levin–Writing From Your Subconscious

April 26: Open Mike Poetry Month

May 24: Layne Longfellow–Oration, How to Read for the Public

June 28: Diane Phelps TBA

July 26: PWP Member Networking

August 23: Birds of a Feather

September 27: Susan Lanning on Research and Resources

October 25: Stephanie Jefferson, Writing fort the Tween Audience

November 15:Merie McCann on Writing a Children’s Book Series

December 13: Christmas Party Holiday Theme Readings PWP

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

SATURDAY WRITING WORKSHOPS – Free and open only to PWP members.

Jim Natal – Saturday, February 25th 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Like last year, there will be several writing workshops and several writing with group energy sessions throughout the year. All will start at 10 a.m. in the Prescott Valley Public Library.

There is now a café in the library open on Saturdays!