06 August 2015

Covers: Snug Ship and Filigree

Whoo!  New covers!  I am now fully covered out for my writing expectations well into 2017 (possible short stories aside).  This is the start of a new series, and I'm hoping to establish a 'series' look.  The artist is Andres Parada,



The only thing bigger than the world's first full virtual reality game is the mystery surrounding its origins. Who is the hidden figure behind Ryzonart Games? How was such a huge advance in technology achieved?

All Taia de Haas is interested in is getting her own virtual spaceship, but the very core of the game leads her inexorably on a dangerous quest for answers. When she uncovers the truth, she will have no future outside the Singularity Game.


The second book, Filigree, doesn't have a blurb yet (my gosh, it's going to be hard to write one without massive spoilers!).


Here's a close up of her face (and the reason she ends up called Filigree). :)


Lots of writing to do.  Still working on The Sleeping Life in the mornings and Snug Ship in the afternoon.

8 comments:

  1. Filigree -- that is one of the best covers I have ever seen. Gorgeous. Powerful. When is the book available?

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  2. "Snug Ship" will be out (I hope) early 2016, and then "Tangleways" late 2016, and then Filigree early 2017. [That all depends on me writing at a certain pace. I _should_ be able to complete two books a year without difficulty, but that's a lot easier to say than do.]

    I asked for "someone very beautiful" for the Filigree cover, and couldn't be happier with the result.

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  3. Dang, I want to buy and read these books --now?
    I've pretty much loved everything you've written, and am looking forward to more from the pyramids of London and this new series as well!

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    1. I would love to be able to write faster. :) [I can actually write quite fast, but I have to put everything I have into it - no house work, no day job...I find a 1000-2000 words a day regime mentally exhausting.]

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  4. Lovely covers. If you ever feel inclined to write about your cover process (where you found your artists, what you've paid, what sort of info you provided them, how much back-and-forth you had, what involvement on the typography, etc), I would very much love to read it. I've gone through three versions of covers for all of my books and I'm still not happy with one set. I think maybe I just don't know how to explain what I'm looking for? Or possibly I'm too picky. Or both, which is a terrible combination.

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    1. Hi Sarah - sounds like a good idea for a blog post!

      Covers are a powerful tool! But like the books, very subjective.

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  5. The cover art is lovely, especially FILIGREE, but the title font may be too light to show up as well as it should. And you now have enough of a backlist that your name not only could, but should, be less modest and retiring!

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    1. Heh - I don't mind the titles (let alone my name) not being readable in thumbnail. The large majority of covers aren't actually readable in thumbnail, no matter what the received wisdom is. I prefer a pretty large picture over a lot of overwhelming text. (One of the virtues of self-pub is I can knowingly make that choice.)

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