Yesterday I received from my editor a digital image of the cover-art sketch for my upcoming original novel, The Calling. For a “sketch” it’s pretty far along and close to finished. There will be a few minor tweaks between it and the final version, but it’s mostly there.
And it’s awesome. Last month, my editorial sensei and I went to a Barnes & Noble and compared a number of covers for genre novels, and we discussed what we liked and what we didn’t. We settled on a basic concept for the book’s cover image.
I’m thrilled to say that artist Cliff Nielsen has absolutely nailed it. It looks as if he plucked the image directly from my imagination and brought it to life.
Now all I have to do is make certain that the book itself is as good as its cover art. No pressure. 🙂