Ever since we came up with a logo for Zeiger Adventure Publishing or ZAP, I’ve been working with my cover artist to update all of my covers. The adventures were fairly straightforward. All I really wanted was the logo added to the spine and back cover.
With Quaking Soul, I knew more needed to be done. I love the original cover for QS but after selling the book for a while, it became obvious it didn’t quite hit the fantasy feel. I’ve written before about how, for the most part, you can tell a book’s genre by the cover art. When people couldn’t figure this out with QS, I knew I needed to update things.
Thankfully, I have a wonderful cover artist. When I asked him for updates, he was more than willing to make them happen despite the end of the year being his busy season in his regular job.
So while I was back in Colorado recently, I found a handful of brittle, yellow aspen leaves and practiced burning them. Then took pictures to send to Justin. He handled everything from there, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. It’s not always easy making changes like this, but this time, it was worth it! Take a look at the full dust jacket at the bottom of the post.
P.S. I’m currently at 75% on the beta edit of HMII and I’ve started working out details with the professional editor. It’s slow progress with our upcoming move demanding more and more of our time, but it’s steady!