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