Category Archives: covers

Posted in DAW, Queen of the Dead, covers, chapters, Cliff Nielsen.

On February 7, 2017, the third and final part of The Queen of the Dead will be published. It’s longer than either Silence or Touch by about 40%. But everyone expects that from final volumes, right? >.> It also has my favorite of the three covers, all by Cliff Nielsen. *** I couldn’t choose a single chapter as a starter. I mean, I could, but I couldn’t. So there are sort of three chap­ters in the sample chapter, which is here.

Posted in Elantra, covers, Shane Rebenschied.

I am sorry. I am so very late with this. I went to and returned from MidAmer­ican II, where Sheila Gilbert won a much deserved Hugo (Yes, of course I’m biased.) I had a wonderful time, met new readers and old readers, and did not drop the ball too badly (I think, again: bias). I read the prologue for War at my reading. Because that’s what I wanted to read >.>. The cover for Cast in Flight has been live on retailers for a while, so I am posting the full wrap­around cover for those of you who want to read the back :).

Posted in DAW, Essalieyan, covers, Jody Lee.

When I returned from Australia, where I finally finished the final revi­sion of Grave, I felt a little burned out. I went back to work on War, but progress there was slow. This happens some­times when I haven’t quite emerged from a state-of-anxiety with regards to writing — and Grave was defi­nitely that. As I’ve said before: when things are hard, I feel incom­pe­tent. When I feel incom­pe­tent, I tend to with­draw. The internet is full of bright, shiny, enter­taining things — none of which I am at that partic­ular moment. I am always at my most gregar­ious when the writing is going well. Some­thing arrived at my doorstep, liter­ally, that really helped. In the mess of dead­lines, more dead­lines, emer­gency dead­lines, page proofs, it actu­ally made me very happy — but I had forgotten entirely that it was coming. … Continue reading 

Posted in Elantra, covers, Shane Rebenschied, Mira.

I know most of you have prob­ably seen this on-line (at places like Amazon or B&N), but I just got the offi­cial cover released to me today, so: here’s the cover for Cast in Honor. Which I love love love. It’s more of a thematic cover than a tech­ni­cally accu­rate one — but when a cover conveys a mood or a tone to me, it works. Shane Reben­schied is, as usual, the artist respon­sible for the final cover; Kath­leen Oudit is the art director. I want to keep them both for the rest of my career. I kind of want to enlarge the cover, print it out, and hang it on every wall in my home. As for me, I am on a kind of writing retreat (in Bris­bane, which is as … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, writing, covers, Jody Lee, New Category.

In the words of Granny Weath­erwax, “I Aten’t Dead.” This is the cover for Oracle, the sixth book in The House War. I asked for it so I could post it on the web-site. And then forgot >.<. I used to be so much better at orga­ni­za­tion, I swear. My entire life at the moment is coffee, Cast in Honor, coffee, page proofs, tea, falling-over. I have tweeted a couple of times in the past week and consider this a major social media win for me. I apol­o­gize profusely to anyone who has sent email or tumblr or face­book comments: I am on such a tight dead­line (my own fault, of course) that I have no brain cells left for anything else. (Yes, this causes hilarity in my house­hold. Sadly.)