As promised, here you have the cover for my upcoming book Broken Melody.
As it’s the fifth in the Angel’s Voice series, it obviously matches the covers of the other books. We’re just going orange this time.
It was pointed out to me at a convention that I had the colors of all the Hogwarts houses, except for Hufflepuff, and several Hufflepuffers (Hufflers? Puffers…? I’m not sure what they call themselves) found this completely unacceptable. However, I did not actually have a yellow version of the artwork, so I’m hoping orange will do.
(I checked my own set of Harry Potter books – there’s no yellow book either, but there ARE blue, green, red and orange…)
I’m quite sure I have my arguments in order if I get cornered at the next convention. I can hear you laughing, but geeks – even the nice ones – are surprisingly fierce when they feel wronged. One memorable game of World of Warcraft Trivial Pursuit once led to me getting beaten up by prop weapons made from thermoplastic and I have been tackled by cosplayers more times than I’d like to think about.
I bet you thought this post was about a book cover, huh? But nope, it’s really about why I wear footwear suitable for running when I sell books at conventions…
I’m struggling with insomnia lately and my brain is using the extra time coming up with design ideas I didn’t ask for. I hadn’t planned on making a new cover for the ebook collection of the three first books in the Angel’s Voice Series, Song of Angels, but my insomnia-fueled design craze turned out results too good to hide away on a hard drive, so… here we are, I guess.
Behold the result of my brain being idle:
I have in fact already finished the covers for my next three books and the next ebook collection, but my hyperactive brain is not willing to stop working on designs just because I have run out of books, so I’m currently mentally making maps of everything and I might soon go insane from trying to remember where I placed the city gates in Var’nori at 2 am in the morning.
I’m strongly considering taking up alcoholism.
What do you think of the new cover?
I made a new and improved cover for my Song of Angels ebook collection.
I also discovered that 90% of the time I spend doing graphic design goes to picking out fonts…
Artwork by dbkunbr
I took a break from my favored DeviantART artist to see someone new try their hand at drawing Selissa.
I must admit I had my doubts about it when I first got the finished artwork, but I think it’s one of those things you just like a little more every time you look at it, ’cause I’m quite happy with it now!
New artwork made by the always awesome ZKROX!
As the background is transparent, it looks awful on my dark website layout, but I still wanted to show it off. I might add a white glow border to it once I get Photoshop reinstalled, so I will have a webpage-friendly copy. For now, you get the shadowy version.