Some of you may be familiar with the professional cover designer, Elizabeth Mackey, of Elizabeth Mackey Cover design. If you are an author, maybe you’ve used her or have heard of her. If you are a reader, I suspect you have read at least one of the authors she’s designed covers for. You can check her website and see if you notice a familiar cover or author.
Elizabeth was a fine artist before she went into cover design. She graduated with honors from the Art Institute of California, San Diego, earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Graphic Design. and has been in this business for over fifteen years. She not only designs the covers for all my books, she created the artwork for Marlow House, along with many of the silhouettes that show up in the various covers in the Haunting Danielle series.
Oh, did I mention, Elizabeth is my daughter?
Authors who work with Elizabeth know her husband is in the Coast Guard, and this means they move every four years or so. They are currently in the middle of a transfer. They left their home in Kodiak, Alaska, and are heading to California, where her husband will be stationed next.
Lucky for me, while traveling down from Alaska, Elizabeth’s family stopped by our Holmestead in Oregon and stayed for two nights. Her family includes a husband, daughter, son, cat, and dog.
While the visit was short, it was incredibly sweet, and we had an amazing time. Yesterday morning I went with my daughter and grandkids to visit Mom at the care home. Originally, we had considered bringing Mom home for the day, but decided against it, since Mom has just settled in and we were afraid to disrupt her routine since she seems so content now. I believe our decision was the right one.
We stayed for just under two hours, and my son surprised me by popping in to see Mom while we were there. I decided to share two photos we took during the visit. One shows four generation of women in our family. The second shows Mom with her two eldest grandkids, my son and daughter (Elizabeth).
I think Mom’s smile says it all.