- but this year I have actually created quite a few book covers myself ...
I have also had the exciting opportunity to help give shape to an idea for Justine J. Olckers, designing the cover for her first novel 'Letters to Titan' - so cool to help a fellow writer getting their work published and knowing it excited them to see their cover become a reality.
Then - of course - (blowing my own trumpet)... there was the design for my own cover. It went through a few stages, but in the end I have chosen a collage of two photos I took. One of a tree (from our garden btw) and one of a road marking. It's symbolic of the duality between trees and roads... for me it's like the road to heaven, the 'road' to the Grand Old Dame, that Mickey D thought of as her own Cul-de-Sac...
It also represents the location where the 'Bowie Babies' had their first driving lesson and their first kill (oops, spoiler), shaping them into who they became.
Here is a peek at some of the earlier ideas for the book cover of 'CUL-DE-SHOCK'
Author, Illustrator/Cartoonist, Photographer, Blogger. ☆