Tamara wears many hats as a writer, editor, and Indie Author Hub leader. In this interview, I ask Tamara about the organization of Indie Author Hub and their plans for the future.
Hi, everyone! I’m Mary Gray, young adult author of marygraybooks.com. Some of you know that I’ve jumped into the foray of audio books. I wanted to make THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM available on audible.com, and that meant hiring a voice actress through ACX. I have signed with a magnificent talent, and she is recording the audio book even now. In the meantime (and I hadn’t entirely realized this when I began this endeavor) I’ve needed to create a new cover for THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM since I would be considered the publisher. I contacted Spencer Hill Press to be sure that I couldn’t use my old cover, because I love it, but they verified what I feared: that I needed a new cover for the audio book.
So, I went to my sister, Cammie Larsen, who so happens to be a very talented artist. Her work was recently published in THE FAITHFUL CREATIVE MAGAZINE and she worked up something that knocked my socks off!
So are you ready to see it? After I reveal it to you, I’m going to invite Cammie to join me to share a little about what she did to make it.
As you can see, audio book covers are actually square-shaped in design. I didn’t know that. And Cammie found the perfect stock image that would jive with my book. I love the blue color, the model is stunning, and the font just FITS.
*Split-screen with Cam*
Hi, Cammie! I just want to say that I love what you did with my cover. I was wondering if you could share a little about what went through your mind when you created it?
(Her answers include: how we initially chose a different photo, but it was black and white and very limiting, how she chose the font, and a little about the layout.)
Hello, everyone! I’m YA author, Mary Gray, of marygraybooks.com and I’m here to reveal the cover of my upcoming novel, OUR SWEET GUILLOTINE, which will be published at the end of April! OUR SWEET GUILLOTINE is about a young executioner who falls for the daughter of a woman he had to kill—and the daughter who wants to murder him. It’s a Young Adult gothic romance, in the vein of THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER by Megan Shepherd or GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers. Feel free to visit marygraybooks.com to read the full jacket blurb.
So, ready? Here’s the book cover!
Dane Low of ebooklaunch.com created it, and I have to say he did an awesome job portraying the creepy, romantic tone. Gabriel, the young executioner, is actually very sweet and longs to escape his job, and Tempeste is a headstrong girl.
So if this sounds like something you would like, please comment to let me know that you’re interested in being advance reader! I would email you an ecopy of the book at the end of this month in exchange for an honest review.
And if you’d rather wait to purchase the ebook or print copy, that is always great too.
Thank you all so much for watching. I hope you all like the cover. Don’t forget to comment if you’d like to be an advance reader. See you next week!