Category Archives: Shane Rebenschied

Posted in Cast, Elantra, covers, Shane Rebenschied.

I have a cover for Cast in Wisdom. I’m (obvi­ously) not going to spoil anything, but will say the setting in which Kaylin finds herself is rele­vant :). Since a picture is worth a thou­sand words, I’m going to leave this in the hands of artist Shane Reben­schied and art director, Kath­leen Oudit, and I will go back to strug­gling with words that have not yet reached a stage where they are even a glimmer in the eyes of either.  

Posted in Cast, Essalieyan, writing, Shane Rebenschied, Mira.

January was the month in which I vowed I would write the Severn short story that has been owed since, oh, March of last year. However, at 35k words and chapter seven, I real­ized that this was not actu­ally even a long novella – it’s a novel as it currently stands. So, that is now being discussed with publisher, because: novel. (I’m sorry, Melissa T_T) I have started the second short story I owe from the same period. At the moment, however, I have confi­dence that this time it will be short, and regard­less, length is less of an issue because it doesn’t run afoul of option clauses. I think. (For the record, it’s a short story that takes place in the universe of The Augus­tine Painters and The Colours of … Continue reading 

Posted in Elantra, Shane Rebenschied, Mira.

Many of you have already seen the cover for Cast in Decep­tion in the wild. The artist is, once again, the amazing Shane Reben­schied; the art director is the equally talented Kath­leen Oudit. This is the full cover, with back blurb: *** In the good news depart­ment: Mira is re-issuing Cast in Shadow and Cast in Court­light, to coin­cide with the release of Cast in Decep­tion. They’ll be in trade paper­back, with slightly updated covers (fonts, name place­ment, things like that). *** I have finished page proofs; I haven’t finished the book review column – but I find reading and thinking about books far, far less disrup­tive to writing than copy-edits or page proofs. Some writers can do both — write first, revise, proof-read — and I envy them enor­mously. … Continue reading 

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 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