I’m delighted to introduce my cover designer to you today. Renée accounts for about 95% of my covers, both pre-made and ALL of my custom work, so I thought I’d interview her so that you know how much genius I’ve got at my back for cover designs. She’s one of my best friends too – I’m basically just blessed with luck when it comes to my back-up team for my books.
All of the covers featured in this post are Renne’s work, though only one of them is mine First though, she’s also responsible for this…
Introducing….Renée Barratt and The Cover Counts
So, you’ve mentioned the Cover Collective – could you tell me a bit more about that?
The Cover Art Collective sounds amazing – do you think that pre-mades will take work away from cover designers though?
How about the authors that buy pre-mades and write the story afterwards? Do you feel like you’ve influenced them?
I’ve seen your competitions between the members of the Collective, could you tell me a bit about that?
So, away from the collective – what’s your favourite element of designing covers?
Got any tips for new designers?
How about authors looking to choose a designer?
And when you’re not working – what do you do?
And what books are you looking forward to?
Finally, can I have a list of the last five books you’ve completed? You can share pre-mades or the new ones?
Well, I can’t give you the last 5 completed because some of them haven’t been released yet and are still classified as Top Secret… Well, I could tell you, but then this blog post would have to self destruct in 30 seconds and that would get all over your desk and would get really messy and really scare any children and pets in the house.So I’ll stick to the last 5 that have been released
An Alexandria Winter Anthology, 2013 by Valerie Douglas, D Kai Wilson-Viola, Paul Kater, Mary Ann Peden-Coviello, Terry Simpson, and Denise McGee
The Story of The Mimosa by Paul Kater
God Said Let There Be Love by Albert Davido and George G. Edwards
The Reaping, Conclusion to the Burn Series by Annie Oldham