Thursday, December 12, 2013

PROPHECY'S GAMBIT has a stunning new cover!

I've been dying to show you this one since I first saw it...

The artist is Jeff Hayes. Pro Se Press are the folks who published this book as well as its prequel, FORTUNE'S PAWN under my imprint, Hansen's Way.

I'm not one to complain too much about artists' conceptions of my ideas. I trust they know their business, and Terry Pavlet, who did the original cover for PROPHECY'S GAMBIT, gave me his best interpretation; but it just never seemed to catch on like the Dave Russell covers for FORTUNE'S PAWN, TALES OF THE VAGABOND BARDS, and THE HUNTRESS OF GREENWOOD did. Terry is a fantastic talent whose work has graced many a cover, and he's a great guy too, who was extraordinarily accommodating of my complex ideas. I truly appreciate his hard work on my behalf.

Jeff's new cover has been lighting up comments all over the place since it was introduced on 12-10-2013. Many folks on my end who have seen it have gushed to me over it. My hat's off to you Jeff, and a huge thanks to Terry and Dave too—cover artists give us that extra sparkle that makes people stop in their tracks to take a closer look at a book.