The fabulous team at MIRA decided to rework my covers to include a little Brisbane. (Apparently, readers REALLY like him...) Anyway, here are the brand-new, gorgeous covers for the mass market edition of Silent in the Sanctuary (February) and the trade release of Silent on the Moor (March.) Aren't they YUMMY?
Now I know some people hate change. Sigh. Don't we all, just a little? And I know some of you will be gnashing your teeth because you started collecting the first covers, which were lovely, but not the direction the publisher opted to go for the rest of the series. I can only sympathize with you and say, yes, change is a bear sometimes.
For those of you who like to know about the process, I can tell you that authors do not pick their own covers. (HA! And you thought we were beavering away in our spare time with a painbrush and a printing press...) We are sometimes asked for input early on in the process, but inevitably the views of the editorial and art department must bow to marketing. The lovely and hardworking folks in the marketing department are the ones who spend lots of time scratching their heads and trying to figure out how to get the books they love into the hands of readers who will love them too. In my case, they wanted to capitalize on the great affection readers have for Brisbane and perhaps appeal to the tremendous group who just gave the first book in this series a RITA! (There is also a lovely little thing going on the cover of Moor that I will tell you about tomorrow...)