Apr 05

The (Possible) Cover for Collection

Posted: under artwork, Collections.
Tags: ,  April 5th, 2014

First, the warning:  This is not the final, approved cover design.   We may be tweaking it in several ways before sending it off for approval (which may not be given.)   Shifting things up, down, sideways a few pixels.    Fiddling with the “shine” on the letters.   Etc.   People should not get attached to it yet.   For that reason, I’m putting it below the cut, and I’m not calling attention to this post on Twitter.    Although this is my design idea,  working with Illustrator ™ is not in my skillset, so all the actual manipulations of design elements to get to this point were done by my very talented friend Ruta, at Willowbrook Designs.   So this is not a picture to be shared widely.   I’ll post a final cover design when it’s all tweaked and has been approved.

What you’re getting is a Private  Preview Director’s Cut kind of design. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 03

Cover Art for Paksworld Collections

Posted: under artwork, Collections.
Tags:  April 3rd, 2014

Years back, when I first set up the Paksworld website,  I drew the border design I wanted as a header for it, and then–because I didn’t know how–hired a friend of mine who had worked for Richard Garriott on Ultima Online to render it as a vector image I could use in various ways.   When the notion of doing some short-fiction collections related to Paksworld came up, I immediately wanted to use that design–modified to be a book cover design, not a website header design–on the covers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 01

Patchwork for Paksworld

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Tags:  April 1st, 2014

Nadine Bowlus sent me pictures of a pillow cover she made that might have been found in Paksworld.

Paksworld Patchwork Pillow

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Mar 28

This Week/Last Week

Posted: under artwork, Life beyond writing, the writing life.
Tags: , ,  March 28th, 2014

This post would have gone up last week, except for a power outage, a stubborn computer, and two speaking gigs for which prep had to be done.

Shattered-Shields-cover

Yes!  The cover of Shattered Shields in which I have a story, “First Blood.”  Those of  you who haunt Amazon.com have already seen it, no doubt, but last week was my first sight of it, when the editor sent it out to all of us.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 11

Yes, We Have A New Image…

Posted: under artwork, Website Update.
Tags: ,  January 11th, 2014

There’s a new image up on the Character Gallery:  Aliam Halveric in late middle age.    Hescox has captured the tough, seasoned commander and the man who can (when appropriate) laugh at himself.    I’m very happy with it.

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Dec 07

New Page on Paksworld Website

Posted: under artwork, Website Update.
Tags: , ,  December 7th, 2013

So here’s the new page on the website: the Character Gallery.    Here’s where art depicting the characters will be displayed.   First up is Arvid in his earlier days, much as he was when Paks first saw him.    I hope you enjoy this page, as it grows with more artwork related to Paksworld, mostly characters but maybe (depends)  some decorative stuff.

If you prefer to visualize characters yourself, in your own mind, no need to go see what someone else thought a character looked like–but if you enjoy others’  visual imagination, go right ahead.   I’ve commissioned several sketches from Richard Hescox; this is the first up.   Aliam Halveric will probably be next.  As he’s fitting them in between other work, it’ll likely be months between new appearances.

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Dec 03

Cover, Cover!

Posted: under artwork, Crown of Renewal.
Tags:  December 3rd, 2013

Since Crown of Renewal’s  covers, US and UK, are on display at their respective Amazon portals…there they are side by side for your delectation.

Crown of Renewal-US-cover_resized_Crown of Renewal-UK-cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep 25

A Look at the Cover (and Snippet)

Posted: under artwork, Limits of Power, snippet.
Tags: ,  September 25th, 2012

Via my agent’s tweet,  here’s a site with info on Limits of Power and a look at the cover.     Hurray!

Meanwhile, I’m struggling with a couple of scenes from Book V that don’t want to be written, which undoubtedly means I’ve messed up somewhere else…but still, things have to keep happening.

And so you get a snippet.

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Jul 09

Echoes Gets New Cover for MMPB

Posted: under artwork, Echoes of Betrayal, Good News, the writing life.
Tags: , , ,  July 9th, 2012

Echoes of Betrayal has a new cover for the paperback edition coming early next year.    I liked the hardcover art, but this is a very strong cover that will show up better on the smaller format.

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Feb 24

Echoes-Onna-Shelf

Posted: under artwork, Bookstore Event, Echoes of Betrayal.
Tags: ,  February 24th, 2012

Terie Garrison sent me this image of Echoes of Betrayal alongside its siblings on a shelf in Waterstones, Arndale Centre, Manchester City Centre, UK.

That crossbow looks like it’s coming right out of the cover, doesn’t it?

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