I’m going to put out the pertinent information first, and then I’d like you to bear with me for some long-worded winding on a related topic.
First, August is here, as undeniable as the rise and set of the sun. And equally unstoppable is the arrival of August: part eight in the series.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the cover has been delayed slightly. I apologize for the delay, but the story itself is moving right along schedule and you can find it at the link below.
Fortunately for ebook reading, the cover will be easily updated as soon as it is in my hands and I will post its beautiful sights for all eyes.
But even more interesting is how my covers, my work, and my calendar have all culminated in a spectacular announcement:
Today celebrates the third anniversary of Empty Hallways’ haunting re-cover. You may or may not know that the first edition of the book had a very disappointing cover. I did it myself, in a rush of amateur publishing (which I am still finding I don’t know everything about. Surprise, surprise.) but the book was later refaced by my talented cover artist and wonderful friend Brian Ritson.
His cover made me feel like a real author, not just an amateur. And he has continued to provide covers that might actually oversell the content within.
And therein lies the amazing coincidence: today is not only the third anniversary of Brian’s Empty Hallways cover. August will be the tenth cover to proudly display Brian’s art.
Brian will continue to be my artist as long as he can entertain channeling my stories for his art.
So thank you Brian, and congrats!
To three years of work.
To ten covers.
To a lifelong friendship.
Cheers, my friend.