Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Romance Trading Cards for RT Booklovers Convention

An offhand comment on Twitter the other night by the lovely and talented Gwen Hayes (whose fabulous debut YA romance, Falling Under, was released Mar 1) about romance trading cards quickly snowballed into the real thing. The wonderful Jeannie Lin has been spearheading the effort, collecting the names of participating authors for both RT next month and for the RWA National Convention in July. She’s also posted templates that some authors are using for their cards, although I chose to go in a slightly different direction. You can find the templates and other deets on her site and see some examples as well as get the list of participating authors here.

Anyway, I decided to make five different cards, one for each novella in my Kensington anthology, one for The Reiver and one for Grace Under Fire, which is being released just a few days before RT (yay!). So, without further ado, here are my cards:

So, what do you think? I’m pretty happy with them, especially considering that three days ago, I wouldn’t have had a CLUE how to put together an image like this. Ah, the things one learns, being an author!


  • desiree March 5, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    hey i like to get some of the tradng card can i please i collect the book mark and the cover and would like to add the cards

  • Darcy Burke March 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    These are GORGEOUS! Well done!!!


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