Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Moment to Give Thanks

Hey loves!

First off, thank you for checking out the introductions to all of us WorldWiseWriters.

Careful, we are huggers (most of us, at least).
I hope you enjoyed learning about us! We have some awesome surprises coming up for you, so make sure to check back with our site and stay in touch.

But before we move away from the introductions, there is one more, very special person, that we have to thank. And of course, that person is the incredible and fantastical Rebecca K. Sterling. Or as we like to call her: The Artist 

See what I did here?
Out of the seven new releases of the WWW gang, the amazing Ms. Sterling has designed six of the beautiful covers. Without her artistic genius, the WWW would be missing out on some stunning covers.

Crossfire and Greco, Andrea Domanski

The Faithful, S.M. Freedman

Is she talented, or is she TALENTED??

Need more brilliant examples?

Death Wishes: Ten Things I Must Do Before I Die and Triple Jeopardy, Rowanna Green

Mirrored Time, J.D. Faulkner

Ms. Sterling, you have our outmost and sincerest thanks. We applaud you and your awesome talent.

To learn more about the incredible artist that has gifted the WWW with six bestselling covers, check our her website. And now, in the tradition of our little introductions, it's time to give Rebecca a chance to speak for herself. So you can love her as much as we do!

The Questions: 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

For the past several years, I have been working as a cover artist for Cobblestone Press, as well as for independent authors who are looking for professional, yet affordable book covers and promotional packages.

One of my favorite things is to provide new authors with a cover they are proud to display.  Having been a published writer myself, I know the excitement surrounding the moment when you first lay eyes on your new cover.  Being able to work with authors and share in that moment of excitement is a great joy.

How would you describe your writing process?

As for the process, it's individual to each cover.  Sometimes, I get a mental image immediately after reading the description of the book and the characters, and it's exactly right; and sometimes it involves a lot of back and forth with the author until we hit upon a shared vision. Other times, I have an idea in mind, but while searching for stock photos, I run across an image that fires my imagination and sends me in a completely different direction - yet ends up being the right direction for the book.  This is why I always hesitate to say how long it will take to create a cover - it might take two hours, or it might take two months if the author's visions and mine aren't "clicking" right away.  However, we usually get to a point where we're both satisfied.

Occasionally, someone comes to me and I feel that I'm just not the right person for the job - maybe I don't have a lot of experience with their genre (horror, for example) - and I'm willing to give it a try for them if they really want me to, but if I know that they would be better served by another artist, I'll recommend them elsewhere.  Not because I don't want to work with them, but because I want them to be really happy with their cover. 

Thank you again, Rebecca, for all your hard work. You are a valued and appreciated part of the WorldWiseWriters' family.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow... applause from both the Rock and Tom Hiddleston?! *flails...then...faints*

    Thank YOU ladies, for not only the kind words and awesome blog intro, but for allowing me the privilege to work with you!