This is the current progress for the murder map. For the fonts, I'm thinking fairy-tale-ish but still readable. Some details will change and there'll be a border of some kind. That title might be an arc. We'll see. The front cover is still evolving as well. Matt wanted to move in closer. I agreed. The… Continue reading Back Cover Sketch (early stages still)
When you've read enough mysteries, the possible patterns of deception become increasingly obvious with each new novel. A good plotter will keep this under consideration. Sure, there will be readers who are venturing into the unknown for the first time. (the sort of newbie for whom a twin sister with a voice box, contact lenses,… Continue reading Heading the Reader off at the Pass: The Nine Wrong Answers
I know this blog has been nothing but crappy drawings lately, but it's crappy-drawing time in my process. My blog will reflect this. In the coming months, there will be gorgeous pictures, I promise. I have capable people who have agreed to make me look good. In the meantime, this is the back cover. While… Continue reading Preliminary sketch for the back cover.
I have no idea what I'm doing. Ever.
Done and done. This week I'll be selling books at a local author fair. It'll be a good chance to see if the covers can convert passersby into readers.
In today's edition of nobody-gives-a-damn, I've made slight adjustments to the Goodnight Irene cover. It's a bit brighter, title's bigger, my name's bigger, one new review quote, and I cleaned up the remaining quotes (removed ellipses and .coms, reformatted). Anything to take time away from working on the new book. Sigh... This should be available… Continue reading Slightly revamped Irene cover