I'm so freaking excited about the book and its cover that it's hard for me not to pounce on everyone I meet and be all, "LOOK! LOOK at the awesomeness!" (My co-workers have already had to practice their patience. "Yes, you already showed me the cover. Twice. Now can we please talk about something more important, like which couloirs to ski this year?") Ah, the tribulations of authorhood...or really, the tribulations of knowing an author.
The cover artist is David Palumbo, who also did the covers for the first two novels in the series.
|Dave Palumbo and I at WorldCon in 2012|
The cover designer is Martha Wade, who also did the cover design for Tainted City. It's been great working with her as well. We're still tweaking the back cover, but soon as that's ready I'll be showing that off too.
As far as revision goes, I'm continuing to plug along, slowly but surely. A couple more tricky scenes have to be totally rewritten, and then I'll finally hit the ending section, where the chapters need adjustments/deepening but (hopefully!) not white-page rewrites. My goal now is to finish before the ski season kicks into serious gear.
As always, if you'd like to stay updated on the book, you can join the Labyrinth of Flame mailing list by emailing me at courtney (at) courtneyschafer (dot) com.