This is the cover for Antagonists, which is scheduled for early 2013. A group of us have another book coming out before then, but I wanted to share this. I like it, although the technique is very different to the woodcut style of many other Ars covers.
Just a quick note about the upcoming books. I can’t discuss the contents, but I can discuss part of the writing process. When I write, I usually listen to music, and it either has to have no lyrics at all, or they need to be ones I know so well they are not distracting.
For the last couple of books I have found that putting a track repeatedly into my playlist which ties in to the emotion I’m trying to get across helps me anchor the work so that what I’m writing flows toward a particular focus.
For “Against the Dark” it was “The Call” by Regina Spektor.
For “Antagonists” it was “Final Boss” by MC Frontalot.