Saturday, November 25, 2017

The First One Thousand Words

I have some good news to report!  The final edit of Hemlock and the Maker's Fire (aka Hemlock IV) is complete and the only work remaining to publish is to integrate the edits and complete the final formatting.  It is very close!

In the meantime, I want to send an overdue shoutout to artist Elena Dudina who has done wonderful cover art for my Maker's Fire series.  I remember many years ago I had published an early edition of Hemlock and the Wizard Tower using a stock photo for a cover.  At the time I asked several folks about the cover and they said it was serviceable.  But I knew I needed to take things up a notch.  I hired Elena and she did not disappoint!  After I released the new cover, I received several comments about how impactful the new image was and how it changed the way they felt about the book.  Don't underestimate the power of the cover image--I don't care what that old saying says!  Thank you, Elena, for bringing my world to life with these four images!