The Great Cover Artist Search of 2012 has come to a conclusion, and I have found my cover artist! Renee Barratt, owner of The Cover Counts, will be designing the cover for Small Things. Renee is super-affordable (leaving me more money to buy stock and advertising,) has designed some really sharp covers, and comes highly recommended by best-selling author Connie Suttle.

Thanks to everyone I spoke to about designing my cover, especially Tim Baron and Lynne Hansen. Both are insanely talented and would make a great cover for just about any book.

I do think choosing the right cover is important, a cover that manages to convey something about the book while at the same time being eye-catching. I know I’ve chosen books solely based on the cover, and sometimes I’ve even liked the book itself. I can’t wait to see what Renee comes up with!

Categories:

One response

Leave a Reply to Bruce Diamond Cancel reply

Subscribe to Joe's Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. (No spamming, I promise)

Join 3,633 other subscribers

From Joe's writing

The smell of the rain did little to mask the pervasive scent of the graveyard – a peculiar mixture of freshly-tilled dirt, rotting flowers, and mown grass. The odor brought back memories of Tanner’s funeral, and of Sarah’s eight years earlier, which in turn conjured up cemetery scenes from some of the old monster movies he and Tanner had watched together.

— Small Things, Chapter 32