So my partner Kaitlin is hoping to paint the cover image for Prayer of the Handmaiden. It’s subject to my publisher’s approval, of course, but I did this mock-up in DAZ for her as a reference, and I thought I’d share it with all of you since I think it turned out pretty cool.
The very preliminary portion of the publication process has started- Bold Strokes has always been amazing when it comes to letting authors have input on their cover material, and I can’t wait to see what this one is going to look like! In the meantime, the third Ithyria book is (slowly) taking more shape in my head. I’m getting to know the characters better and trying to fit the different plot pieces together.
Lately, though, most of my creative time has been spent in preparing for Denver Pride this year. For the first time, Bold Strokes will have a booth in the merchant area, and several other BSB authors (including fellow epic-fantasy-lesbian-romance-writer Barbara Ann Wright) are going to be there. I admit I may be going a little overboard with the preparations, but after attending a few events now I’ve started to get a feel for all the things I wish I had at display tables, all the brilliant ideas that occur to me in the middle of the event that would work great for the next time. :P So I have lots of plans – a giveaway drawing, some free gifts for book buyers, and some fun display ideas… determined to make this event the best one yet, and I’m keeping fingers crossed that I’ll sell my stash out again! If you live in the Denver area (or will be here for Pride in June) please make sure to stop by the booth and say hi. <3