I just received the cover design for my upcoming psychological drama, Billy’s Bones!
The cover is by Lou Harper and I love it!
We went through several variations, some of which might have been terrific for a lighter novel. Unfortunately, this is a fairly dark book, with Kevin tormented by repressed memories that break through in his nightmares and cause him to have panic attacks in certain situations—memories of abuse in his childhood.
One thing I insisted upon was the dog. Shadow is based upon my own black Lab, Kumar, who went through a period of adjustment when we got him home from the shelter—getting over an irrational fear of going up and down stairs and peeing on boxes indoors. In the novel, Shadow’s adventures parallel what Kevin is going through to be with Tom.
I just received the finalized design of the cover for Murderous Requiem!
This was created by Brooke Albrecht, whom I’ve never worked with before, but the design came out beautiful and I love it!
We don’t have a firm release date for the novel yet, but I’m told it might be some time in April.
EDIT: The cover design was just modified slightly, so I’ve uploaded it again. Originally, the characters in the center spelled out the Tibetan prayer, Om Mani Padme Hum, but that wasn’t really appropriate to a story about ceremonial magicians. So it was replaced with Enochian letters, which is the magical language the characters work with in the novel. The letters spell out the word Requiem.
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