Although I'm a writer and a lot happens inside my head, I'm also a very visual person. So there's something special about seeing what's imagined turned into something I can see and touch. This is especially true for the covers of my books. Now, I learned a lot from The Adventure cover. Such as the… Continue reading Quaking Soul Cover Reveal!
Formatting, formatting, formatting... This post deals with the difference between formatting for a physical book in CreateSpace and formatting for the digital copy in KDP. There may be a bit of ranting. You have been warned. You design a book for CreateSpace, picturing the physical copy in your hand. There's a helpful, little option in… Continue reading HA! KDP Figured
It's exhausting, exhilarating and expiring...in 11 days. We're just over three weeks into The Adventure Kickstarter. It's a 33 day campaign that ends on Oct. 30th and by now, I've definitely learned a thing or two about crowdfunding a creative project. Here's my top three: People are insanely generous and supportive. I'm an introvert. I'm… Continue reading Learning Curve
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
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
On the adventure stories, I always promise I'll re-run them so readers can find out where a different set of choices will lead. That's half the fun of the Choose Your Own Adventure books, right? Well, since I'm on vacation, it seemed like the perfect time to post a second run to an adventure story.… Continue reading Temple of Night and Wind