The two things mentioned in my title have absolutely nothing to do with each other. I was going to just blog about my cover artist, but I’m so frustrated this morning that I had to mention what I’ve already mentioned in a previous blog. For my ROW80 friends who use Blogspot, I’m very, very sorry I can’t comment on your blogs. Some of you sometimes comment on mine, and I really want to reciprocate, but I just can’t get my comments to go through. This doesn’t happen with EVERY blog on Blogspot, but it’s happening on more and more of them. So please don’t think I’m ignoring you on purpose. Your blog just doesn’t like me.
Now on to my cover artist, Anya Kelleye. I’ve never really acknowledged on this blog how much I love and appreciate her. She is the most patient and understanding person I know, and she really has to be when I’m being really picky about my covers. There have been times when I’ve asked her to do things over and over until it was to my liking. Some of my remarks have been things like: “He’s (or she’s) showing too much skin, cover it up.” “Those boots are so ugly, can you cover them up?” “Their faces look too stretched out, can you fix it?” “You know, I don’t like that road on there, can you just take it out?”(after she had worked and worked on getting that right) These are the things she has to put up with from me. And I know she has some more picky authors that make her change things a lot. And she does all this for such a reasonable price. She’s done my covers from the beginning, and I’ve seen her get better and better. She’s gotten better software, better hardware, and her covers keep improving. I’ve thought about letting her go back and change my first two covers, but I kind of like them. I’m leaving them as they are.
Anyway, if you ever need a cover artist who is patient, will work with you until the cover is to your satisfaction, and is very reasonably priced, check her out at Anya Kelleye Designs. You can view all of her book covers on her site.