In my last post, I mentioned I needed a DEEP MALE VOICE to say 'ominous things' for The Adventure book trailer. If you're familiar with My Why, you know reading did not come easy for me. If you're not familiar with My Why, the quick rundown is I struggled to read when I was young.… Continue reading That Voice! The One That’s Not A DEEP MALE VOICE in the Trailer
You need a book trailer for The Adventure...say what!? Yes, that's right, a movie-esque trailer...for a book. I mean, it's words-on-paper-to-fuel-imaginations type of technology, not a movie for crying out loud. What do you even put into a trailer? More words on a page? That's lovely...and totally boring without the actual book in hand. But… Continue reading Why Book Trailers Boggle a Writer’s Brain
Ready, set, here we go! Today launches The Adventure Kickstarter. My excitement knows no bounds! My poor husband is dealing with me jumping up and down like a child on Christmas morning. Seriously, since January, I and those amazing people who have agreed to help me throughout the year have been working toward this. And… Continue reading The Adventure Kickstarter!
(Update: Now that the Kickstarter has launched, you can go here to check it out=) My sister tells me I should do one scary thing a day. This might be my scary thing for the next year! This Thursday, a 30 day Kickstarter starts for The Adventure book. But anything worthwhile is difficult and scary… Continue reading The Adventure Kickstarter Starts Soon!
As I said in my last post, I couldn't be happier with how this cover turned out! Thank you to Joseph Apolinar for all his hard work. This image is from Moonrise Mountain, the first adventure story in the book. You'll just have to read it to find out who the old man is =)… Continue reading The Adventure Cover Revealed!
The Cover of a book might be harder to create than any other illustration... I haven't asked Joseph Apolinar his thoughts on this, but I can say the cover took longer to produce than any other illustration in The Adventure. There's just something to it that makes it more daunting, like riding a larger motorcycle.… Continue reading Cover Reveal Part 2
Creating a Cover...Yikes! It sounds so straightforward. Make a picture to put on the cover of a book. Except you have to choose font, color, back cover text, image, size of image...oh wait, that image has to fit inside the 'live' areas of the book without getting cut off in printing. A cover isn't just… Continue reading The Adventure Cover Part 1
I'm a writer but expect me to draw a picture and you'll get a stick figure. Stories flow through my brain all the time, it's a constant river of possibilities. I'm gifted this way. But I am not gifted in drawing, in illustration, and the people who are gifted this way boggle my mind. They… Continue reading Artists, Amazing Artists