Hi Juanita, welcome to the site. Glad you thought enough of my first book to come and get involved with the site. 🙂
I totally hear what you’re saying about unattractive covers. I’ve been guilty of getting a few of those made before, but I’ve learned it’s worth paying that bit more for a good designer that will give the reader the experience they’re after.
Price definitely does have an influence on the books we buy, but like you mentioned authors need to eat too. I guess it’s just a case of whether or not they prove that they’re worth buying into.
Thanks for your feedback, I look forward to seeing you around the site. 🙂