So, here's the thing! I've been neglecting my writing. I know, but it was all in a good cause. I needed to revamp my covers. The trouble is, I have a lot of covers to revamp. Anyway, I've done the Parish & Richards series for now - plus three future titles in the series.
The plan, of course, was to let someone else do my covers, but I couldn't let go. While I'm writing a novel, I like to design the cover as part of the creative process.
So I decided to get the bit between the teeth and just get on and do it. I have done a bit of writing, but there's been some neglect. Designing book covers is a lot more fun than using my brain.
I needed two things: 1) A decent font, which hopefully you'll think that I found; and 2) A ready supply of photographs, which I was pleasantly surprised to find on Morguefile. This site is wholeheartedly recommended, and has thousands of free photographs, which you are allowed to: "Copy, distribute, transmit and adapt without attribution (mostly, but check each photograph when you download just in case)." To the photographers I say: "Thank you very much indeed."
Finally, I know you're sitting there thinking: Wow! I wish he'd design my covers! Well listen, no reasonable request refused. This could be the germination of a new career. Who'd have thought - Hey, Toady!
Now, don't start looking for the next three books because I haven't written them yet. At the moment, I'm writing Silent in the Grave, which is due for release mid-March (if I can stop designing book covers). Also, I reserve the right to change a cover if I decide I can produce a better on!
Hi, I'm Tim Ellis - I write a lot and I hope you enjoy what I write.