A New Look along with the New Book

07 Jan

A new year is the perfect time to announce an exciting new development initiated by Spectacle Publishing Media Group for these two authors: we’re getting a new face for the entire Fate Series at the same time our latest book is launched.VioletFate1st edition_coverfront

As Violet Fate, the third in the Sam Osborne series comes out later this month, our publisher is re-launching Twist of Fate and Wretched Fate. The first two books received additional copy edits and have been redesigned so that the three books can be marketed together.

Mom and I love our new look for its vibrancy. Spectacle’s design team maintained the important elements of the stories: for Twist of Fate that was Casey’s wheelchair and the rose that hints at romance; for Wretched Fate it’s Jacob’s beloved Quan Yin (goddess of mercy and compassion) statue and the nail that brings our surprise character into the picture. However, the design team added a rich red that pulses with danger and passion. The look works wonderfully to tease readers into opening the new book―Violet Fate―where a set of eyes is a focal point of the plot and where our characters are drawn into the Amish country. Since that’s the goal of any book’s cover—to create a yearning to see what’s inside—we think The Fate Series redesign is a huge success.

Twist of Fate2nd edition_frontcoverThe new books will be available online later this month along with Violet Fate, and we will be launching the new book locally in February.

Mom and I are in awe that we now have three books in print and are working hard on getting the next two into place. It’s only been four years since we began this process inspired by the success of my sibling, children’s book author Allyn Stotz (, who is also about to have a banner year. It hasn’t been an easy ride, but it’s been an exciting one, and none of us could have predicted things would go so well. Like I told a young woman who called me for advice on publishing her children’s book early this week: the key to becoming an author is to want it bad enough to pursue all angles, be patient, and not give up the quest.WretchedFate2nd edition_coverfront

We hope that 2015 will be the best year ever for all our readers and supporters.

—Genilee Swope Parente


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6 responses to “A New Look along with the New Book

  1. Verna Wortkoetter

    January 7, 2015 at 9:19 am

    So happy for you. Two very deserving people. Trust everything goes as planned.

    Praying God’s blessings for you, Verna


    • swopeparente

      January 7, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      thank you verna for all your support

  2. Allyn Stotz

    January 8, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I love the new look of your books! Should grab peoples attention for sure. So excited for your third one to come out! Goodluck with it and I hope your Applebees Launch works out for you.

    • swopeparente

      January 11, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Glad you like it. It will be an exciting few months.

  3. Tara

    January 10, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Definitely excited about book number 3! I love the redesigned covers, guess I’ll be ordering copies of those too!

    • swopeparente

      January 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      We’re excited, too. Have fun reading!


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