Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A First Look At New Book Covers & Other Thoughts

I just wanted to post the first images of two upcoming novels. The first is Killer Of Dragons and the second is The Savior Of Ravenhold. I wanted to present a sneak peek because I was happy with the results. I've been responsible for the cover of just about every book cover. I've been getting acquainted with a new design program (Adobe InDesign) so these represent my latest handiwork.

There's always this giddy thrill that comes with putting my name on a book cover. It lets me know I'm in this game call publishing. I'm not just a writer but a published author. One book after another, I make strides, doubt myself, doubt this whole business, then I just keep on writing. I do finish stories--given enough time--and then I get to make the covers.

These books will come out in the near future and, with any luck, I'll be releasing paperback editions of two of my previous novels, A Kingdom Of Shadows and The Darkness Of The Deep. 

I'll let everyone know about release dates on everything so stay tuned for all of that. I'm hoping to get more stories together into further volumes of Other Realms. Plus, I'd like to do more cover for novels so I need to get another book written. Making covers is just a lot of fun.  Let me know what you think of the covers. I'm always trying to improve the quality of my design work even while I hope that each book I create covers for is a better bit of storytelling than the previous one.

The maxim of treating it all as "practice" holds just as firmly for my cover designing as it does for my fiction writing. This approach helps me not to stress out so much when I mess things up. So, I'll keep practicing.

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