Wednesday, April 4, 2012
TA DA! INTRODUCING...MY NEW BOOK COVERS
I am very happy with them. I initially wanted to find an old photograph from the 50s or 60s of a child dressed up as a vampire and found some great photographs of children dressed up for Halloween, but no undead. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I asked a family friend if I could employ her son as a model, bought a crappy Dracula costume from a Halloween superstore, and arranged for a shoot at my brother's place.
My friend's son is autistic and I had just a few minutes to get the shot. He didn't like wearing the mask, and in the end, it worked out well, with him trying to pull the mask off (fitting with the plot of my book and forced vampirism on American society). Enter: Chris Deal, Savior, who did the final design. Not at all what I was expecting, but exactly what I wanted.