So, as those of you who laugh at my Poser art know, I suck at graphic design. For example, the art I had done for Alexandra Quick and the Stars Above
is lovely, but the font I smeared across it for the title really does not work. I can tell by looking at it that it's poor design — I just don't have any design skills.
Compare with the cover that Pierre Raveneau (asahisuperdry
on DeviantArt) made for me:
Much cleaner and crisper. It would be great for a PDF or print copy, though perhaps a little too dark for the small, high-contrast images favored nowadays by ebook publishers.
Now, check these out, sent to me by cactuscommando
. They are perfect for ebook covers. If I were actually "publishing" the Alexandra Quick books, these would look great online.
! When I get around to releasing a new version of the ebooks, I may use these as the ebook thumbnails, with the original cover art as title plates.
Finally, people have been asking me for years to do a sequel to Hogwarts Houses Divided
, and I've been saying "Yeah, yeah, someday." Well, don't get your hopes up — "someday" is still lost in the fog of an uncertain future. However, tmonacelli
has written his own fanfic of my fanfic, and you can find it here: Teddy Lupin and the Philosopher's Stone