|Cover art for The Tainted City|
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Cover Art for The Tainted City!
Poking my head out of my writing cocoon to say: The Tainted City has cover art, woo hoo! (Also, the book is now available for preorder at Amazon!). The artist is the enormously talented David Palumbo, who did the art for The Whitefire Crossing. Check it out:
I don't know about other authors, but for me it's both amazing and surreal when I first see cover art for my book. I guess because the art is the first proof that the manuscript you've slaved so hard over is going to be a real, honest-to-gosh book sitting on the shelves...something other people will actually read. (Whether or not that idea inspires glee or panic depends on the day!) First all I can think is a resounding, Keanu Reeves-style Whoa. And then all day I keep running back to the computer to peek at the art again, like it might've vanished when I wasn't looking. (Just the other night my husband had to be all, "Quit staring at your cover art and finish writing the darn book!") Can't wait to see what the final cover design will look like, with title and all! And in the meantime, yes, back to finishing the story...