Author: dkingdes

I refuse to date divorcees

I’ve never been married, I’m a Christian, and I’m a forgiven sinner living under God’s perfect grace. I’d like to say I’m not self-righteous, but I’ve been told that I am. I’ve been told that I’m the most horrible kind of Christian because I judge others without any grace. If I’ve been called so, I […]

Dear Lauren Wiggins

I write this publicly to answer the concerns you made public in the letter you sent to your school principal regarding the dress that was deemed inappropriate for school. First, I want to congratulate you on writing a well-thought out letter that contained appropriate diction, spelling, and grammar. You deserve recognition for being able to […]

“Those people” who resent Government assistance programs

I recently read a blog post complaining about people who have a prejudicial attitude towards “those people” who are forced to ask for help from a food drive.  I understood the sentiment of the author. Anyone and everyone could end up in those circumstances and so everyone should be sensitive not only in how they […]

I use PDF Snake for pre-press imposition!

I’ve often extolled the virtues of Adobe InDesign as my page layout application of choice, and while InDesign includes some basic imposition features, if you need to do anything really complicated you should look into getting PDF Snake.  PDF Snake works with Adobe Acrobat Pro and gives you all the imposition features you could possibly […]

Award winning! Is Your Fruit Sweet or Sour?

One of the books that I designed last year, Is Your Fruit Sweet or Sour?  has won the 2013 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award for Young Adults.  Congratulations to Karen Finn for this terrific accomplishment.

Where True Love = Hate

Over the last couple weeks, the whole Chick-fil-A and Dan Cathy “traditional marriage” storm has created a great deal of public shouting all over the media and Facebook. I’m not even sure that anyone is hearing anything anymore. I’ve quit posting replies on Facebook because it’s impossible to really get your point across in short […]

Born that way . . . why the excuse is not valid

I was born this way I, like all babies, was born with a tongue thrust reflex. This is a very valuable reflex where the tongue forces any foreign material out of a baby’s mouth and prevents choking. For some babies, this means that things like pacifiers and bottles get pushed out as often as they […]

When Secrets Come Home

The third book in the Gatlin Fields series posed some problems with the main cover photo. We originally shot “Maggie” in a nightgown, but later decided that pajamas were more authentic to the era. So we custom made a pajama top in fabric we hoped reflected the Depression era and shot new poses. The rescheduled […]

In the Shadow of the Enemy

In the Shadow of the Enemy, Book 2 in the Gatlin Field series by Sandra Waggoner, continues Maggie’s story. The photos for this cover were taken at the same time as the photos for Maggie’s Treasure. And the first three book covers were concepted as a set. A separate shoot was scheduled a few months […]

Maggie’s Treasure

Maggie’s Treasure was one of my first projects for Sable Creek Press. The book had been previously published with a different cover, but the publisher was releasing it again as the first of a series and wanted a cover that had elements that could be reused for a series. I was able to come up […]