So, I’ve been dancing around this little tidbit and wondering when I should mention what’s going on. After all, it’s been a while since I released a Legends of Windemere book and I keep doing my ‘hope to release’ statement. At this point, I’m just going to say it’ll be released when it does and hope anyone who volunteers to help with the promo is still willing to. Feel free to volunteer, drop out, or whatever it is you need to do in the comments.
Now for the big news:
I was going to mention this during a cover reveal, but I don’t think it can wait. Legends of Windemere: Tribe of the Snow Tiger (Book 10 of the series) will be the last cover from Jason. His schedule is too busy with his tattoo job, which is his main job. We tried to get things to work, it didn’t, and he contacted me saying that he has to bow out once this next cover is done. Fully understand because the main job comes first. Happy and really appreciate that he made it to the double digits and looking forward to the final work. The scene he talked to me about sounds epic.
What does this mean for Books 11-15?
Obviously, a new cover artist will have to be found and I’m going to be trying to contact one suggestion next week. Jason has been doing the covers since the beginning, so I’m going to have a challenge ahead of me. Changing a cover style confuses people because they think it’s a different series. Remember when the cover style changed between Allure of the Gypsies and Family of the Tri-Rune?
Yeah. That caused people to think it was a new series. So Book 11 is going to have an interesting debut. This is another reason I have to be careful in picking someone to make the new covers. Nobody can copy Jason and I wouldn’t want that. Yet, I probably should find somebody who is similar in style and vision. I know that I’m a lot more flexible than some readers when it comes to this. I want the cover to look good and be eye-catching, which doesn’t always match between me and readers. With 5 books to go, we’ll have to see what happens.
Anyway, that’s the situation right now. This and other 2016 events have caused the delay, which I do apologize for. Let’s end on another important note: