This has been a fun week, working with graphic designer M. Selena Jackson on the new covers for my three Contagious Magic novels.
Not that my original cover (below) needed much help… Yeah, right!
For the past few days I’ve been constantly checking my email to see what wonderful combination Ms. Jackson has sent me next, after knocking it outta the park with her cover for A Sudden Outbreak of Magic.
She’ll send a mock-up, we’ll discuss, I’ll give her my feedback, and she’ll take my comments and run with them. It’s great to work with her, and I’m always amazed at her composition and design skills.
And yesterday we finalized the cover to book 2 in the Contagious Magic series: A Wild Epidemic of Magic:
Yeah, that’s our buddy Jeroan! This cover took a darker turn, which I love, as it follows his story arc as he starts hanging out with the people who we thought were the bad guys in book one.
If you look closely, you’ll see that Ms. Jackson incorporated some elements of my original cover, integrating all the aspects in a way that I never could’ve done.
I love it! Especially the red watch — that tiny detail tickles me for some reason. Especially the lightning coming out it.
And now I’ve gotta check my email to see if we have something new for cover 3…!