Novel News: Behind the Covers (or Scenes)

My next novel, The Lioness and the Spellspinners, is due out in less than a month!  God willing and all goes well, of course. 🙂  Today I thought it would be fun to share a bit of the behind the scenes on the final stages of publishing prep.

I always order a print proof copy a couple months before my planned release date.  I do my final round of edits in the paper copy, and by reading through it I can spot any weird formatting when it goes to paper.  Also, I’m never sure what the cover is going to look like until I can see the physical version.  This time, that proved especially important.  I knew I had a dark cover, but it had never looked as dark as it did in my first proof copy…

p1040116Some significant lightening later, my second copy looked much more like the cover has been looking on every computer screen and print-out I’ve done.  And hopefully Karina looks less evil!  I still wouldn’t want to mess with her, but the aim was for fierce, not fear-inspiring…

I like seeing inside books (I mean, the formatting, not just the words…) so here are two more pictures from behind the covers.  Get your own copy and see the other pages on October 14th! 🙂

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