I wish I was a trained artist. I have a concept for the artwork for Brother's Duty but my hands won't obey my imagination.

Good visual images are both a sales tool and an indicator of the content. But far too often the covers can be somewhat misleading.

Recently I read a book that featured a protagonist who is described as having Native American features. The cover shows a very handsome man but neither his skin tone nor his features looked remotely like any of the many Native Americans I've known over the years. Another book described the heroine as having straight dark auburn hair and amber eyes but the model in the cover photo was a redhead with pale blue eyes. I can't imagine the authors were entirely happy with the covers.

Suffice it to say that it may take longer than I was expecting to release A Brother's Duty because I'd like something more attractive than the kinds of plain bindings common in the 1800s.
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Published on November 16, 2012 08:20 • 94 views

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