How do you get your cover art?
How do you decide what images you want on a cover?
Do you have An idea in mind when you write?
Have you ever had to change descriptions to accommodate cover images?
Oh my, this is a HARD question…
Meredith Russell does all my cover art and we have worked together for what must be 10 years now. We met when she did banners for my fan fiction like WAY BACK… she knows what I like, she’s an author so she has a solid feel for characters, and we always have cover art BEFORE I start writing. This is lucky, in that I can write to the inspiration, and is only possible because I self publish all my writing now. She helps me find *men* which sounds way better than it is 😉
I always have an idea of the theme of a book before even the cover, so we have that at least when we find men.
Then there is the covers Meredith does that she has out for other people to buy, the pre-mades, well… I take one look at some of them and the plot bunnies just amass around me. For example my newest release Winter Cowboy ( out today – www.books2read.com/wintercowboy ), started as a pre-made cover and I fell in love with it so much that it has spawned an entire four book series.
So, if you like me writing cowboys and ranches, then you have Meredith to thank for the new Wyoming series…
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