I’m partially color blind and completely style / fashion blind. I think less is more when it comes to skirts, dresses, and plunging necklines. Clearly, I have the taste of a neanderthal with the lack of common sense to back it up (after all, I just admitted this!).
So why bring attention to my failings? It’s not part of a 37 step plan to better myself (trust me, I’ve been climbing those steps for as long as I can remember). No, it’s because I did the impossible between last night and today – I designed some cover art for myself! Oh sure, I tapped my wife for some creative and color assistance, but much less than anyone who knows me would expect, including myself. I had a vision and it just took me being stubborn and forcing it to happen. I might suggest that tactic could be used more in life, but I somehow doubt it’s long term effectiveness in romantic situations.
Anyhow, the cover is for a series of shorter books I’ll be releasing under the series title, “Vitalis”. The initial release will be a novella in the 30k word range and the later ones will be between 10k and 20k (I’m predicting – so far I’ve only written two parts for it). It’s science fiction all the way and involves finding a new planet filled with life so vibrant it more or less acts like a fountain of youth for humans who live there. Unfortunately it’s a bit of a hostile planet, in spite of the lack of intelligent indigenous life. I can’t say much more or I’d be giving it away! I’ll have blurbs to follow very soon though. I hope to get the first one out there sometime in September (capitalizing, perhaps, on the excitement generated by the pending release of Ice Princess).
Until then, here’s the cover image!