Sunday, June 15, 2008

Emerald Enigma by C J Westwick

We want you to share your book cover with us. An attractive cover is a big element in the appeal of your book.

We want the details about yours.

Did you design the cover?

I designed the original cover concept, which was the single large emerald and two smaller emeralds, lying on a sandy beach. It was my idea to “hide” a skull in the large emerald to denote danger. The actual rendition of the large emerald was created by Jimmie W. Hanes III. I supplied Mr. Hanes with the proper facets for a classic emerald cut. Ms. Cheri Fakes finished the cover art with several additional emeralds, a bag in which to hold the gems, and the gloved hand created to reach for the valuable emeralds.

Did your publisher design the cover?

Did you get to give any input about the cover design?
Basically, I conceptualized the entire cover.

Is there an interesting story behind the cover design? If so, please share the details.
I wanted the cover to “speak” for itself. In other words, even without the title in place, a prospective purchaser would realize it was a mystery novel involving the theft of emeralds

Who is the cover artists?
Jimmie W. Hanes III and Cheri Fakes.

Are you happy with the cover?

If not, what would you change and why?
I wouldn’t change a thing.

Tell us what you think is the best part of the cover.
The near-subliminal skull within the largest emerald.

Please provide your website link.

What is the link to buy your book?
My website or most bookstores, including online websites such as

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