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Today’s Blog Tour Stop for The Autumn Lands

Elizabeth NobleToday I’m stopping by Elizabeth Noble’s blog for one of my favorite stops this tour – talking about how the cover came together, done by the amazing cover designer Catherine Dair.

I LOVE working with an artist on the cover for a new book. It’s your chance as an author to see your work through someone else’s eyes, made real. I’ve been through the process three times now, and it’s been fun every time (at least for me; I’ve probably sent at least one cover designer away screaming).

This time around, I was working with the talented Catherine Dair. She had read my story (which was really cool) and had an idea for the cover. She pitched it, and I loved it. I thought it would be fun to walk you through the process.

The first step was to decide what the cover should actually depict. I had suggested a certain scene near the end of the book. But Catherine read it and had a better idea:

“So when I was reading, I *loved* this image: ‘Cas rummaged through his carry sack, pulling out a dark ball the size of his palm. He rubbed it together between his hands and it lit with a golden light, lifting up to float over his shoulder. “A will-o’-the-wisp,” he said softly. Its warm glow lit up Jerrith’s beautiful features, reflecting in his deep brown eyes. Jerrith stared at it wonderingly. “Just a little earth magic,” Cas said with a grin.’ I love the idea of showing them early in the journey together, and showing this bit of magic, enticing readers of what is to come.’…

The book can be ordered (3.99 eBook, 8.99 paperback) at:

Amazon eBook | Amazon Paperback | Mischief Corner Books | Kobo Bookstrand | ARe | iBooks

Read the whole thing here

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