Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

And away we go...

I think I've found the cover for The Lyons' Den -- front and back. The keys were the key, and will be used on the back to highlight the various characters involved who show up with one...and thank you, Karl, for showing me this. I've reached out to a couple of photographers and an artist to see if they're willing to work up something for me, and I plane to do a rendition in colored pencil, just to see how it turns out.

This is what I've sent the photographers and artist. It's Daniel caught outside in the snow, wearing his shirt with a shower curtain wrapped around his waist, pistol in one hand and money in the other, a WTF expression on his face, and a key on a chain around his neck. I may do it like we're looking outside through a window, and I'm thinking of suggesting the reflections of Tad and Van in the glass...but I'm still up in the air about that.

I kind of doubt the artist will want to work on it; his style is very graphic-arts minimalism which may not translate well, but I like the pieces he's done and want to at least see if he'll try.

I used one photographer's work in my cover design for Porno Manifesto, which turned out nice, so we'll see what he comes back with. The last guy ... I haven't used him, before, but does nice shots in monochrome.

It means a monetary outlay...but when it comes to my books, I don't care. I spent today reformatting the story and reading bits of it...and I like how it turned out. It's crazy as hell and requires attention be paid, but if you're open to it you'll have a nice read. I've made notes to remind myself to keep this mindset as I rework A65.

And of course, to maintain consistency, as I read I found a typo.

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