The Art of a Pitch Perfect Book Cover

In the Great Distribution of Skills, the art muse forgot me.  I’m barely capable of drawing stick figures.  Nevertheless, I love studying cover art for books, determining what works and what doesn’t and how specific covers convey concrete information about a book’s contents. A couple of years ago, as I prepared to launch my first self-published book, my number one task was finding a cover artist.  I was fortunate to discover Reece Notley, an incredibly talented artist and designer who gets the function of book covers.  Reece and I have worked together on several trilogies and stand-alone novels, and I am always in awe of her talent. But last year, I threw Reece a curveball.  (Yes, when you write the Diamond Brides Series of romances built around the (imaginary) Raleigh Rockets baseball team, you use… Continue