Good news, everybody! Creepy and Hatboy: Save the World has just been released on paperback through Amazon. This is actually really good news because the cover is amazing. Thanks to the very talented Matthew Revert of LegumeMan Books, this cover has made me very happy. It’s an amazing piece of work, and I’m hoping he’ll do the sequel for me next year.
Also, hot on its heels, Nysta #3: When Goblins Rage is only a few days behind. It’s already been released on CreateSpace, and is just waiting to filter through to Amazon.
While I don’t sell as many in… Continue reading
I had a lot of positive feedback from my first two covers. Special mentions to Kat Goodwin’s blog and her subsequent posts on SFFWorld.Com. The cover for Duel at Grimwood Creek still blows me away. I’d love a massive poster of that just for myself. But I’m now receiving a huge amount of compliments for the cover of When Goblins Rage. And with good reason. I mean, it’s beautiful!
So I thought I’d tell you a bit about the covers and the artist involved.
When I was looking for an artist for my covers, I had a look at a… Continue reading
I’ve just approved the final cover of Nysta #3: When Goblins Rage.
Once again, it’s an amazing piece of work from Amir Zand and I can’t wait to share it with you. But what’s most exciting about it is that it marks the final few weeks of last-minute tidying and preparation for the release of the next Nysta Book!
I’m happy to give a date of September 20! This will give me time to finish up with the last few scans and tidy up anything which might crop up. Also lets me get it properly configured and tested on Amazon’s… Continue reading
I’m happy to say I got a few more comments over the weekend, including two very nice ones on Duel at Grimwood Creek on Amazon.com.
I’d also like to push a link to SFF.com, where they had a look at the cover for Duel at Grimwood Creek and had some comments on the armour and hair. I’m genuinely delighted by the comments in regard to the cover, because it gets people looking at it which is what a good cover is designed to do. I popped a note in hope everyone also thinks the character doesn’t look weak. It’s good… Continue reading
Kat Goodwin who kindly featured Revenge of the Elf on her website has also picked up the sequel, Duel at Grimwood Creek, to look at thanks to the very fine cover art by Amir Zand. For those of you who don’t know, I was lucky enough to find Amir through DeviantArt.com and was instantly captivated by his almost impressionist “fast” style of scifi art. While he hadn’t done much in the fantasy style, I like to think the covers just showed the depth of his ability and talent as much as his professionalism.
I seriously couldn’t be happier with the… Continue reading
Just a quick post because Amir Zand (whose work has been gaining a lot of attention, and deservedly so! He’s an amazingly talented artist and I can see him doing some truly amazing work in the future) has just sent me the final cover, and I’m mindblown. I’ll share it here with you because it’s so awesome and I want to show it off! You can check out more of Amir’s incredible art at his blog.
Look forward, now, to the book being released next week! I’m just doing my zillionth spelling/grammar check.
I hope you all like it more… Continue reading
Are you ready for the big reveal? I’ve gotten word that I should be seeing the new cover some time toward the end of the week. I’m hoping for it to be ready not long afterward. It’s short notice before the actual release, but judging by the peeks I’ve had of it, it’s worth the wait. Amir Zand, as always, blows my mind away.
I wrote about it once before, but I thought I’d just offer some tips to anyone looking for a good cover.
Firstly, don’t let your cousin do it. Unless he’s Brom. In which case, you’re the… Continue reading
Woops! I accidently got the name wrong of a website kind enough to feature Amir Zand’s awesome artwork for the cover of my first book. It wasn’t Pretty Things (the name of the post), but rather The Open Window. I’ve fixed that link up in my links and can only blame the frontal lobe problem I have where my brain sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. I was also overwhelmed with seeing such an article on my cover.
So, thankyou, Kat. It was indeed a wonderful thing to read. Amir was caught by surprise, too, and this ended up being a… Continue reading