Mickey Spillane

  I had picked up a copy of The Big Kill a little time ago. I wanted to read the first Mike Hammer story. I’ve been avoiding the Hammer series, in favor of Spillane’s other books, because the First Reader said he wasn’t fond of Hammer.  I settled into a hot bath, hoping to finish… Read More Mickey Spillane

Art, Books

Hey, Look!

  one of my covers in the wild!  Amie Gibbons has a new series, and she brought me onboard her team to create the cover. I’m pretty pleased with how it came out. The book looks good, too! Hah! You should go check it out on Amazon.  Scorpions of the Deep is Urban Fantasy with… Read More Hey, Look!

Art, science fiction

Space Art

For a few years now, I’ve worked at creating fun and somewhat-realistic space art through various digital media. It’s not only a means to an end for me, the author, to have unique art for the covers of science fiction books and to sell to cover art clients, but it’s another way to tell stories.… Read More Space Art


Artfully: Day 19

Today I was working on setting up blog posts for this blog, and others I guest at. As I will be doing a cover tutorial tomorrow for Mad Genius Club, I worked on cover art for two stories I wanted to use as demos of before and after. Both are manipulated photographs.

Cover Art, writing

Covers and Writing

My #indiepublishing how-to contribution over at Mad Genius Club today is covers, specifically how to judge, find, and use art suitable for an ebook cover (planning ahead for print, as well).  Although this is a topic I’ve covered a few times (heh) this year, we continue to get questions about it, so I’ve done it… Read More Covers and Writing

Cover Art, Critique

Bad Book Covers

When you are studying book covers while you plot to create your next Indie book… Don’t do ANYTHING you see on this site. Lousy Book Covers Go on, go have a giggle, stare in horror… and then come back and we’ll talk about some bad examples in more detail. I asked for contributions of bad… Read More Bad Book Covers