Reason number one for this post: I’m still really excited about my new book cover!
Other than that, excuses for this Saturday morning post are as follows:
2. To check and see if I’ve fixed my NetworkedBlogs stuff that got broken when I did some domain-forwarding stuff.
3. To make sure you’ve heard about this contest to win the Mortal Instruments books in hardcover, and remind you that it’s the last day to enter.
4. To mention that I’ve recently finished reading Portal and Glimpse and really enjoyed both.
5. To remind you that today’s the last day of the sale at Smashwords. The two links above are Amazon, but both those reads are available at Smashwords.
I have a book cover!!
Cover Art by Robin Ludwig
Two months ago, I contacted an artist to work on my cover. Unfortunately, she had a lot of personal life issues this summer and finally had to pull out of the job–just as I was sending my final draft off for copy editing.
A few days ago, I went to Robin, of Robin Ludwig Design Inc., with my tale of woe. She pulled together what I think is a beautiful cover in just a few days. She spent a lot of time with me looking at images and tweaking the design. She really made an effort to get a feel for my work and my tastes, and to understand what the story and characters were about. Absolutely amazing communication and service. Robin manages to be 100% professional while still being approachable, personable, and fun to work with. And while I was initially scared by how professional her website appears, her rates were completely reasonable and she did everything she could to work within my budget. In addition to doing the cover, she also quickly worked up a new blog header, background, and avatar for me, so that I could update my formerly uninspired-looking blog to match the new book.
Indies, if you’re looking for a cover artist, consider Robin. Feel free to tell her I sent you.
Now, more about ME…
Like I said, Hush Money is with the copy editor over the weekend. And now I have my cover. I think the last thing I need to do is register the copyright, and then I’ll be all ready to upload to Amazon and Smashwords, possibly as early as Monday, August 2nd. It’s very exciting in a head-spinny kind of way.
So much so, in fact, that I can’t remember if there was other stuff I’m supposed to tell you. You can read a bit about the Talent Chronicles series by clicking the new tab at the top, or by clicking here, and you’ll find a brief excerpt here.
I’m so excited! I’ll be announcing here when it becomes available for purchase, so I hope you’ll stay tuned.