Loretta’s formal education is in Fine Art.  While she enjoys multiple media to create in, for fine art, watercolor is her go-to expression form, including the book cover images and design for all of her books.  For more creativity, including Loretta’s fine art and design gallery, visit

“Gorgeous, Loretta, with attractive branding and great illustrations.”
—Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer, e-Book Cover Design Awards for Loretta’s Misthaven of Maine book cover design

For book cover and typography design information, read Loretta’s article, “Book Cover Design 101.”

Text, images, logos and photos ©2009-2022, Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.

headshot_3x3_web_copyright2013_loretta_boyer_mcclellanAmerican Author, Artist, and Poet, Loretta Boyer McClellan, sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, The Misthaven of Maine Series, and Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing, Lori creates and teaches from the heart.  Writing, meditating, and painting—particularly in watercolor—are her connection to the Infinite.