Thursday, November 19, 2015

Legend of Fayre Sea is finally done!

Happy Holiday everyone! It's almost Thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful for. I hope the same for you! May you all have a great holiday season with friends and family. Try not to stress out too much. I know. I am guilty of that myself.

It took me over a year to get this book finished, but I am very pleased to announce that it is. I just approved the artwork and print and understand it will be available on and in a few days. Here is the cover:

Here is the link for a preview of the book at Createspace: Legend of Fayre sea
It has been a long journey of rewrites, proofreading and drawing. But it's time to celebrate now on my third book, something I never dreamed I could do. 

Here is the back cover I designed.  

I thought some mermaid scales would be a nice touch for the background. Add an old dirty parchment for the book blurb, some cutlasses to embellish and voila!

Like my other books, I have done some illustrations inside. Due to the high cost of color graphics, I went with grey scale artwork.  More information about my new book is coming. Though I plan to sell them at Amazon and at Barnes & Noble, I prefer to sell my books right here at my blog.  Order them here if you want a signed copy and I will also personally package and ship them to you. This book is just in time for Christmas, so order now!

Now the REAL WORK begins... Book Marketing!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Current Book Drawing Project

For those of you who enjoy artwork, I have a couple of pictures to share. Don't ask me for any information about the character. I ain't tellin'!  It's not finished yet. The completed piece will be going into my next novel: Legend of Farye Sea. I hope to have that novel ready for selling by late September/early October.

I have been working on this drawing since yesterday. My eyes are tired, but I am pleased with the way it's coming along. Going the traditional route, I started out with a pencil sketch then began to ink it.

After inking, I colored it using Prismacolor pencils and Art Loft's Color Pencil Blender. With this blender, the color pencil blends to look like marker colors.

I see my scanner wasn't big enough to get the whole drawing (cutting off her fin "toes") So, I will need to do some Photoshop surgery and final touch-ups before the drawing goes into my book with the others. I hope to have about 8 - 10 illustrations with this novel. Sadly, publishing these graphics in color would be too expensive to sell. If they come in color, because of my work, your best chance to see the drawings are at my blog here or by getting the ebook version. Otherwise, they will all be in Black and white or greyscale in my trade-back published copies.

Happy writing and thanks for your support to my little world of Tiaera.