I wrote my first story sometime, early on, in grade school. I distinctly remember the teacher having us kids choose pictures (photos cut from magazines)from out of a box and told to make up a story from it. After a quick rummaging, I selected one of what I later deduced was a parade of the Buckingham Palace Guards. In my story, these guards were the last soldiers and final defense of the castle (Buckingham) against invading barbarians. The only detail of the writing I recall was the use of 'rat-at-at-at-ats' to describe the sound of machine gun fire.
How do you approach cover design?
I keep it simple. One stark image overlaid with fonts clean and clear enough to be easily read. And having no knowledge of how to do it myself, I pay someone who does.
This book would be a good one for youngsters. It can serve them as a sort of primer for devotionals on our Blesse Lady and Her Rosary. As an adult, I would have preferred a little meditation on each of the Mysteries woven into the story. The artwork is a pleasant plus; it's all splendid and can be enjoyed by kids of all ages.