Donal agus Jimmy by P.D. Singer

 The best jobs in 1911 Belfast are in the shipyards, but Donal Gallagher’s pay packet at Harland and Wolff doesn’t stretch far enough. He needs someone to share his rented room; fellow ship-builder Jimmy Healy’s bright smile and need for lodgings inspire Donal to offer. But how will he sleep, lying scant feet away from Jimmy? It seems Jimmy’s a restless sleeper, too, lying so near to Donal…

 In a political climate turned volatile, Jimmy fears he’ll have to choose sides. He’d do anything to keep his Donal safe, even emigrating. Will shoveling coal on the ship nicknamed The Pride of Belfast make a new beginning for them, or the end?

I loved reading Donal agus Jimmy, but I enjoyed designing the cover for it even more. P.D. Singer is a woman that knows her mind and what she wants. I love and hate that about her which is why this particular book cover is going to be the subject of a post on designing for clients. It was a harrowing journey, I assure you from concept to finalization, but I think Singer’s and my combined efforts created one kick-ass cover!

You can pick up your copy of Donal agus Jimmy at Amazon.

PD Singer lives in Colorado with her slightly bemused husband, two rowdy teenage boys, and thirty pounds of cats. She’s a big believer in research, first-hand if possible, so the reader can be quite certain PD has skied down a mountain face-first, been stepped on by rodeo horses, acquired a potato burn or two, and will never, ever, write a novel that includes sky-diving.

When not writing, playing her fiddle, or skiing, she can be found with a book in hand. Her husband blesses the advent of ebooks — they’re staving off the day the house collapses from the weight of the printed page.

Pam is always glad to hear from readers; feel free to send a note!

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