Take a good look. Isn’t it beautiful? I wish I could say that it was the cover for my soon-to-be-edited novella because, quite frankly, I’m a little bit in love with that picture. A good piece of cover art compliments and enhances the work within, both telling the reader what to expect and adding a little real-life colour to the story. I took one look at this cover and smiled broadly because it really does suit the theme perfectly, and a cover artist who takes a brief and does something so on the money with it is worth their weight in gold.
This is the cover for the soon-to-be-released anthology “100 Horrors!” from Cruentus Libri Press, run and created by one Kevin G Bufton. This anthology consists of no fewer than 100 very, very short stories of 100 or so words each with the stated intent of scaring the pants off you in the blink of an eye! I was one of the plucky keyboard-jockeys to have a story accepted for publication within this fine tome, to be released in ebook and paperback format on the 20th of February this year! This will be my first work to have been accepted for publication and it’s no understatement when I say that I’m extremely excited about it, partly as I happen to know four other people who have had similar (although, in my opinion, lesser) success who are also to be published in this very same book! A huge round of applause for me and a slow clap and single party popper each for the four of them.
Anyway, you can expect to hear me pimping the living hell out of this anthology and I hope to hear that some of you take a look at it. In all seriousness the other four guys I know are damned fine writers all and if that level of quality is anything to go by, it’ll be one hell of a read.