Cover Story

Kristopher Orr's cover art for The Auralia Thread has been nothing short of inspiring for me.And this morning, I revealed the book cover for The Ale Boy's Feast, the final chapter in the series. (Unfinished versions have been floating around on various bookseller sites, but the real cover is here now.)Want to see it? … [Read more...]

Auralia’s Artist: A Conversation with Kristopher K. Orr

Recently, I wrote a whole article about my gratitude for the work of Kristopher Orr, the visionary who crafted the cover art for The Auralia Thread.That gave me an idea: Why not do an interview with Kristopher about his work?So here it is, a conversation with the man who made Auralia stand out beautifully on bookshelves everywhere...Where did you first develop an interest in illustration? … [Read more...]

Demon Fruit, Cleavage, and Dragons: What I’m Glad You Won’t See on The Auralia Thread Book Covers.

Over at the blog called Lurv a la Mode, I've posted a story about the nightmares I used to suffer about what my book covers would someday look like. And then I share how the nightmares went away. … [Read more...]

Judging Narnia by the Book Covers

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What should Aslan look like?How enchanting is the Narnia in your imagination?Bookslut has an interesting article about the art of Chronicles of Narnia book covers. Well, to put it bluntly, the writer is lamenting (and rightly so) a dreadful new book cover for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Is this the Aslan that strikes fear into the hearts of friends and enemies alike?Moment by moment, I become more thankful for Kristopher Orr's beautiful, spooky imagery for the cover of … [Read more...]

Auralia’s Cover!

 Cover design by Kristopher Orr. … [Read more...]

Nightmares Abolished! The Cover Art Will Rule.

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For years, I have browsed the fantasy literature section of bookstores, and cringed at how many book covers display appallingly bad art.So much fantasy art is cheesy, ridiculously lurid, painfully derivative, and preoccupied with violent spectacles.All along the way, I've prayed: "Lord, if you ever bless me with the publication of a store, please, please, please... save me from a bad book cover." And I've had nightmares about what I would do if the book had a cover that misrepresented … [Read more...]

A book cover design… darkly!

Ladies...and...gentlemen...Thanks to the good folks at Regal Books for a great design! … [Read more...]


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