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Adventures in Graphic Design

Recently, I’ve been seeing many fun animations added to book covers. The designer in me starts examining those images to figure out how to recreate them. It’s mostly, in Photoshop, layering videos, images and text. Seeing those animated book covers got me thinking, what if instead of making regular image Read more…

Horror Inspiration in Photos

I’m that person that’ll walk through a cemetery with my camera hoping to find some extra creepy shots to inspire a horror or dark story. I’ll be scaring myself imagining all types of abominations jumping out at me as I raise my camera. Or worse, imagining some figure appearing in Read more…

Behind the Cover: Cover Reveal!!!

It’s time for another look behind the cover. My first non-fiction book Building Dark Worlds: A World Building Guide will be released in October. The cover presented a new challenged. I knew I wanted to use this image. I’m gathering my posts about #worldbuilding to turn them into an ebook #amwriting #darkfantasy http://t.co/K8TusX1NEu Read more…

Book Cover Design

People will judge a book by its cover, and it’s interior. I touched on this in the post What Does Your Cover Say? How do you escape the DIY look most self-published books have. Well, you can hire a professional cover designer. For some, that’s not realistic. I don’t have the Read more…

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