Cover Art Behind the Scenes

Greetings, cats and kittens! I am pleased to say that I have returned to my writing duties. It has been a bit of a slow-go so far, but I’m getting there. I am still spending far too much time on the Playstation, which I think might be linked to my energy level. Basically, the less energy I have, the more hours I log on the Playstation instead of working or recording or whatever it is that I should be doing.

But today, we have cover art.

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This was an interesting cover to work on. The forest background was a creative commons image I grabbed from one site or another. I took the photo of the ax and the flowers by my little, old self.

The ax is the one from my garage. In the book, the main character actually uses a hatchet, which has a different shape, a shorter handle and such, but I didn’t think anyone would really notice or care. Plus, I cut the handle off at the top, which makes it less obvious.

Some of the flowers were from Hobby Lobby and the leafy bits might’ve been from Michaels. Here’s what they looked like before I taped them to the ax handle. The berries were actually white before I painted over them in photoshop.

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Here’s the before shot of the ax. The blood is also photoshop…probably.

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And of course, the brat was there to “help”.

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The rest was photoshop history. A little digital paint, a little text gradient and the thing was done-zo!

If you’d like to see the cover and the snazzy antler graphic on the title page, the paperback version of Wild Spirits of the Hollow is now available on Amazon at this link.

Catch y’all later!

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Wild Spirits of the Hollow Release and Blog Tour

Greetings! I have a book out. It is only available as an ebook at the moment due to some unforeseen issues with the paWS-ebook-coverperback. It isn’t me this time, I swear.

I am in various internet places all week, so I will be posting links. I should also mention that at least some of these places have a giveaway attached for the yet-unreleased paperback. I am in possession of the only 3 authorized copies in existence at the moment, and I’m giving 2 of them away on blog tour.

Anyway, here are today’s links. Please be sure to visit and like and comment if you have a few moments. Bloggers tend to like that sort of thing.

Guest Post and excerpt at Fang-tastic books

Excerpt at Lisa’s World of Books

Excerpt and Interview at T’s Stuff

Yet more antics shall ensue upon the morrow, so stay tuned!

And if you’d like to jump directly to the book on Amazon, here is the link.