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...]

February 16, 2010: Raven’s Ladder

Pre-order Raven's Ladder here.And see the new cover by artist Kristopher Orr and Mike Heath here... … [Read more...]

Auralia’s Cover!

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

A Piece of the Front Cover

Auralia's-Type

This is the work of an artist named Kristopher Orr. Wait until you see the illustration he's crafted that goes with it... … [Read more...]

Nightmares Abolished! The Cover Art Will Rule.

fellowship of the ring ace cover

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...]


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