After the Dust Settles, Book 4 of the Gatlin Fields Series, was published a couple years after the first three books. Since the “Maggie” photo had been shot all the way back during the books 2 and 3 photo shoots, the outfit and pose were worked into the story.
The challenge on this cover was obtaining a suitable image of a mansion. I browsed photos for some time and never could find anything like was described in the manuscript in the proper setting. The photo on the cover is a compromise, and the editor adapted the story text so that it wouldn’t be obviously off from what was described in the book. The landscaping is from a separate photo, and I had to edit out some trees and shrubs along the side of the house, mainly because the landscaping in the actual photo indicated the wrong season and did not look like Dust Bowl era Kansas.