Hey, Friends! I always love this part of the process—okay, who am I kidding? I love all of it! I’m just thankful to be given the chance to write books and have people read them. Did that sound insincere? Or just nauseating? Regardless, it’s the truth.
But I do love the cover art aspect of writing books.
The artist who has done all eleven of my covers (yep, counting the five covers for the various installments of Savage Species, I now have eleven Samhain Horror covers) is named Angela Waters. She is awesome. And creative. And extremely cool. And talented. And awesome.
As some of you know, I’ve been working on my first-ever sequel, the follow-up to my debut novel The Sorrows. The title is Castle of Sorrows, and I’m editing it right now. But despite the fact that I haven’t yet delivered the final manuscript to my editor, the awesome literary mind and former Turkish speed metal bassist Don D’Auria, Castle of Sorrows now has a cover.
In moments like this, I like to sit back a little and reflect. You know, get all philosophical. I think of the size of the cosmos and the wonder contained in a single grain of—
What’s that? Shut up and show you the cover?
Sigh. Okay, if you really don’t wanna hear me wax profound on the mysteries of the universe, I suppose I’ll unveil the cover. Here it is…
Do I even need to say how much I love it? Do I need to explain why, if my wife and I ever decide to have a fourth child, we’ll name it Angela regardless of gender?
Yeah, I love the cover. I love how Pan/Gabriel is both forbidding and mysterious, simultaneously powerful and intelligent. Kind of like Russell Crowe. With goat horns. And a tattered loin cloth. In the moonlight.
Gabriel’s coming. And he’s ready to take his revenge…