You do judge a book by its cover. Don’t try to deny it. Revel in it! Those pictures and words leap off the cover straight into your heart.

I want the best covers for Leoshine, so I hired Anna Pederson, an artist of extraordinary vision and talent, to paint original cover art for Leoshine, Princess Oracle and Leoshine, Princess Quarry. Couldn’t you just gaze at this painting all day?

Escape by Anna Pederson

We exchanged a few sketches.

Anna meets Nicola to talk about the design for Leoshine’s first book cover

My Cover Design

Original art is the first step toward a spectacular book cover. Next comes the architecture. Graphic artists spend lots of time studying in school, and then more after they graduate because design elements change with the times. I have hired 100 Covers to complete the cover with Anna’s art.

I drew a sketch of what I imagine the cover to look like.

Nicola’s sketch

She did it! The painting is finished! Oh Wow! I love it so much! Well done Anna! Are you ready to see it?

Anna explains how she painted Leoshine’s first book cover
Leoshine, Princess Oracle Painting by Anna Pederson

Wouldn’t you love to have this hanging on your wall?

Leoshine, Princess Oracle cover Print available in the Store

Then there was a Typhoon …

Typhoon Odette

Just at the very moment I was ready to receive the completed cover, Typhoon Odette struck the Philippines and my designer’s city was wiped out. Colleen McCubbin of Siretona Creative called Travis Williams, who has already done so much for Leoshine, and he tweaked the cover into its present and permanent glory. Together they created the “wrap” with front, spine and cover that you will see when you order your copy!

Leoshine, Princess Oracle is a hit with readers! Get your copy today!

Leoshine, Princess Quarry Book 2 is on the way!

Leoshine, Princess Quarry’s cover was finished in June 2022 and made into a gorgeous cover by Travis Williams in August 2022.

The process was that much easier because we all knew each other and had many questions already answered. The biggest question was what image should go in the glass pendant?

The answer? Leoshine in a drugged state walking on a sword blade above the clouds.

The word “Quarry” caused much debate. What is a quarry? Most people thought of a pit where one mines stone. There is another meaning! One who is pursued, especially in a hunt.

Travis, who created the Tassanara Font has put the Aeolian conlang title for Quarry on the cover. Can you figure it out? Go to the resources page for the Tassanara Font Key!

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