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Covers Covered by Carol

Submit a nomination for the 2006 cover contest at The Cover Cafe

The Cover Controversy

Links to other Cover Discussions at AAR (includes CBC Radio interview audio link)

Continue the covers discussion on our Potpourri Message Board

Covers Covered by Carol:

Artist John Ennis: From Lady’s Tutor to Bewitched Viking, & Everything In Between April 2000

1999 Cover Contest Results March 2000

The Long, Long Cover Journey From Judy Cuevas To Judith Ivory February 2000

Pride Of Genre: Romance Cover Ballot 1999 January 2000

Franco Accornero, the Romance Artist We Can’t Resist December 1999

Images We Can’t Forget YTD Cover Nominations October 1999

Why Don’t They Just Call It Fiction? An Attempt to Differentiate Contemporary Romance & Women’s Fiction September 1999

Romance Paranormals: The Unmapped Interior August 1999

Romantic Video-DVD Covers & Movie Posters: They Use People, Don’t They? July 1999

The Western June 1999

Special “Mini” May 1999

Regencies & Regency Historicals May 1999

Genre Blending: Romance as Hybrid April 1999

The Romance Hero March 1999

Debut Column February 1999

Carol Irvin, who also helped initiate our Pandora’s Box feature, stopped writing the Cover Column in spring of 2000 and moved onto other pursuits wholly outside the romance novel industry. If you’d like to contact her, you may reach her at However, she has not continued to follow the models, artists, writers and so forth in the romance novel genre. Thus, she will not be able to help you with specific leads to those currently working inside the romance novel industry. She hopes you enjoy the articles she did write and and is glad that she was able to contribute to the genre

The Cover Controversy:

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Link to Other Cover Discussions at AAR:

Radio Commentary first aired in February 2001 by CBC columnist Alan Neal in which LLB and romance industry insiders participated (realplayer audio and very fun to hear!)

For a focus on back covers from Issue #34 of Laurie’s News & Views

Stef Ann Holm’s Write Byte on Covers

Issue #35 of Laurie’s News & Views

Issue #29 of Laurie’s News & Views (features interview with cover artist Elaine Dulillo)

Issue #22 of Laurie’s News & Views

Issue #6 of Laurie’s News & Views

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