Work on the next PTSD anthology is continuing, and we are on track for a publication date of Valentine’s Day. I’d been hoping it would be possible, and now that we’re into February, I can say it for sure! This means, of course, that we finally have a cover! I chose to design it with… Read More Cover Reveal: But Not Broken
I’m hard at work getting the first of the two volumes ready for print and ebook, and as part of that, needed to create the cover for the first volume. Willing to hear out feedback, and always happy to hear if you like it! This book is scheduled for release September 1, first day of… Read More Cover Reveal: Hunting Anthology Vol. 1
I’ve done a lot of book covers over the years, and had a lot of fun doing it. I’m not quitting, just celebrating some recent releases. Most recent is Kal Sprigg’s latest. Valor’s Inheritance was a different challenge for me. It’s the latest release in a long-running series, so I needed to fit the series… Read More Cover me! I’m going in…
Art is easy. Design is hard. In a book cover, I have to capture the entire thing – and that’s not a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s more like the picture is a hundred thousand words. Oddly enough, it’s easier to do client covers. I can detach, step back, pull up comps… Read More Covering the East Witch
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
Dorothy Grant published a short series of articles on her blog that I would like to draw your attention to. She’s the brilliant, quieter half, of the man responsible for one of the best new series of Space Operas coming out right now, Peter Grant. I’ve reviewed his work a few times, and will keep… Read More Anatomy of a Book Cover
I have known pretty much from the beginning that the cover artwork I created for Trickster Noir wasn’t the final edition. I did the eyes because I needed to have a cover for the Dean Wesley Smith cover design workshop I was going through, and my first option, an image of Bella, was beyond my… Read More Cover Art: Trickster Noir