Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Updated Cover

It's a great thing to see all the hard work you put in to writing a book, brought to life into a cover. I have worked closely with the artist "Nick Rose" and he does what he does best, he puts his own flair into it. I felt hesitant at first, but I know that he knows what he's doing. He found reference pictures that reflect what you'd see in an operating room.

You may notice "Bonesaw" has not been painted yet, and I can't wait until he is. If you are uncertain what you are seeing, yes, that's a body on the table. We talked about how over the top we could make it, but we decided we'd rather see it have some mass market appeal. I don't want it to be so gross that people will be turned off. I want a cover that will blow everyone away.

My manuscript is being considered by an independent publisher, but even if they decide to pass on it, you will find this book being sold somewhere.

It has been a goal of Nick, and I to have him do a cover for a book I wrote. I'm excited and hopeful, but I know this is a hard business and publishers can have their pick. There are many great writers out there ready to be discovered if only we are given a chance. Unpublished writers like me that pour our soul into what we write.


Lisa Holt, ASID said...

Striking cover art! Can't wait to read the words behind the cover.

Madison Johns said...

Thanks, I hope the cover will make people want to read the book.