Sunday, October 14, 2007
The Vampire Shrink
My book: THE VAMPIRE SHRINK
Publisher: Medallion Press (www.medallionpress.com)
The cover was created by Medallion Press art director Adam Mock.
Medallion gives authors a lot of input about covers. They send out an extensive questionnaire, collecting details about the book and the author's preferences.
I originally had a different idea about my cover, and the art department sent me a rough draft of a cover based on their interpretation of my suggestions. That first cover didn't fit my story very well, and when I talked with the artists, I discovered they'd also created a second (very different) cover. The cover on my book is the second one they came up with and, while it wasn't anything I'd imagined, it is very distinctive and eye-catching.
People tell me that, no matter what their opinion of the cover, they simply have to pick up the postcard or cover flat and take a closer look. That's wonderful! I'm counting on that happening in bookstores, too!
I like the moody, edgy look of the male on the cover. The art department looked for a blond fellow (because my main male vampire character is blond), and the idea of a tattoo was brilliant.
Here's my website, with excerpts, etc.:
Link to buy: