A cover image
I haven’t even started writing this thing. It’s on my schedule for mid-2020.
The idea came from a short story I wrote almost a decade back. It’s one of a handful of shorts I wrote in that era that has stuck with me. I kept having little ideas here and there that would make me think “that’d be good to add to that story.” Finally I’m sitting down to flesh the concept into a full novel. I have a few paragraphs of the story already sketched out, and more will come to me as I approach the start-time to write it.
In the meantime I came across this picture that was so good I immediately contacted the photographer and worked out a deal to secure the rights for use as the cover. It matched the backwoods Louisiana setting of the story (or at least half of it; part of it is in snowy Connecticut) so perfectly I had to have it. I’m glad I do.
I had to tweak the original image a bit. I centered the house, added a dingy lake, and lengthened the starfield to accommodate a novel-sized image ratio. I’ve had some great cover art (in my opinion) but this is up there with my absolute favorites.
Here it is…