English Paper

Once upon a time there was a High School English paper that went into a box. Once there it remained forgotten for decades. In the years that passed after High School, while still in its box, the story resided in many places. One day, amid the clutter and dust of years, like “Sleeping Beauty,” it was released from its box and saw the light of

Once in the light, it was read and reread and the High School English paper began to transform into a manuscript. And thus began the struggle for its identity as a book…


“What type of book should I be?”
“How should I look?”
“What if nobody likes me?”


“Am I an artsy medieval manuscript,
a quickie paperback, a serious
hardcover tome?”


“The outfit makes the book, right?”

Cover Image (left)

The story determines the look; these were some covers I tried on, but just weren’t me…”

Cover Image (right)

I am passionate, youthful, and honorable… Hmm, and courtly…

“I know I am going to be a case bound (hardcover) book. Those cover designs will work if I wear a dust jacket, but I don’t like hiding my true self. Also, my cover will be hot foil stamped and those designs are too intricate for that. I want a look that is simple, elegant, and gives that medieval “feel” even though I will be made using modern materials and methods.”

“This one feels right…”

Book oval

“Some accessories complete the look, and I am off to the Printer…”


At the printer




“And then to the Bindery…”


Bindery Picture

“Then to JACK Publishing LLC,
and finally to You!”