After two weeks of gimping shenanigans, I've got a cover for Last Words!
It was a process of turmoil and head scratching. How much of the story did I want to tell on the cover? What genre does the book fall within? What font works well? Should the name be up the top, in the middle, down the side, in a circle, or scattered about?
I first tried a backpack on the ground, looking all destitute and lonesome. I didn't like it. I tried adding a zombie hand reaching for it. I didn't like it. I tried the front face of a zombie. I didn't like that either. Then I tried something that looked an awful lot like this:
But the clouds don't feature all that much in the book. Not as much as, say, zombies. And I didn't like the colour of text either. There was an opportunity to tell another story in just the colour of the text and I had one: the Spanish flag. The bulk of the story takes place in Spain so it makes sense that the cover is flavoured as such.
So right now the book is in it's final few hours of pre-pre-sale. It'll be out on ... the 7th of July!
If you would like a digital advance review copy, shoot me an email.