New Lightning Hopkins book covers: Photoshoot and Photoshop

Recently, I oversaw a photoshoot with the purpose of getting a lot of great photos to use in making covers for my Lightning Hopkins series. Why bother? Because with a series of books focused on the same character, there simply aren’t a lot of options to find the same model via stock photography, with poses and expressions that work for a book cover in a specific genre. So I connected with friend and pro photographer, Dave Scavone, and he brought in model Stephanie Japek, and I ended up with over 600 photos to use for current and future books in the series.

Take a look at this video (3:50 long) for some behind the scenes footage from the photoshoot and from the Photoshopping that had to happen afterward to put the model into an appropriate background and add effects for the book cover:

And finally, here are the new covers!

Struck (Lightning Hopkins book 1) – Available now on Amazon

Twice (Lightning Hopkins book 2) – expected release March 2020 (yep, this month!)

Finally, here are a few more shots from the photoshoot: