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 finally solved my title problem!
After months of asking on Twitter as well as on this blog, I eventually confided in a friend about my growing frustration.
15 minutes of brainstorming later and I had not only the title for this book, but for the rest of the planned books in the Angel’s Voice series.
It’s the same friend who helped me fix some typography issues when I was redesigning covers for the series. I might just have to start paying her…
Of course we’re continuing the ‘sound’-theme from the earlier books and naming the fifth book ‘Broken Melody’. Let’s hope I don’t jinx the book by naming it. The writing has been going remarkably well and I would love to break my habit of taking years to finish books.
And yes, I know some of you will be disappointed that the book won’t be called ‘CSI: Var’nori’, but it’s very important to remember that I’m often quite sleep-deprived when I write blog posts and that I never should have shared my weird working title with you to begin with. It’s bad enough that it’s still kind of stuck in my own head…
If you’re going to the Danish pop culture convention KoyoCon this year, you can say hello to me.
Because I’ll be there.
Like I have been every year…
Since the convention was founded…
Okay, so this announcement isn’t really a surprise, is it…? But it’s still good news!
This year, I won’t be sitting in the Artist Alley-area, but instead be having my author table in the dealer hall right next to the NerdVault booth, which I’m helping out at. So not only will you be able to buy books, you can also get a wig and some Worbla while you’re at it. Everybody wins.
Of course, the reason why I’m especially excited this year is because it’s the first convention I’m going to after not only releasing my new book, but also rebranding the old ones! I have a feeling this year’s sales pitch will be along the lines of “Sure, the stories are fine… but look how pretty the covers are!”
I’m telling you, if you end up at my table, just smile and nod like you would when dealing with any other crazy person. It’s the safest solution for everyone.
Oh, and KoyoCon 2019 will be held November 8.-10. if you want to join us!
Keep an eye on my Facebook page as well. I will probably be hosting a KoyoCon-related giveaway soon. Free stuff, y’all.
I bet you all thought I had forgotten, but Ghostly Scream is out today!
Exclamation points all around!
You’ll have to excuse my rambling. I haven’t slept since June.
Anyway! You can get it at Amazon and just a ton of other places. You can also just not get it, and make a certain author very, very sad…
You don’t want me to be sad, do you?
(Seriously, I haven’t slept since June.)
I will be making some more announcements when I get around to it. There will be something about a convention appearance, and probably a giveaway or the like. I haven’t made up my mind.
By the way, if you find some of the missing pieces of my mind, please give them back. I know I left them around here, somewhere…