Back in October I started doing some work for a company called Fear Front Publishing. They’re a publishing company dedicated to my favorite genre of fiction, Horror. Rob DiLauro brought me on board and in November assigned me 4 books to do covers for. J.P. Willie’s Blood in the Woods, Preston Fassel’s Our Lady of the Inferno, Reyna Young’s Winter Night Falls and Maese Delta’s Crimson Malice.
I could not have been more thrilled. I decided that the best thing I could do would be to contact the authors and get as much descriptive information and summaries of their stories as I could. I made this decision because I detest book covers that make me think that the designer/illustrator had little if any idea of the story they were doing a cover for. I’m so glad I did this. I ended up with pretty solid images in my head as to what I wanted to get these covers to look like. I knocked out the initial thumbnails and sent them over to Rob and his Senior Designer Scott Deyett. After a few changes they felt it was time to send the covers over to the authors. Was I nervous, yes and no.
The authors LOVED the covers I did! Damn that is what I wanted to hear! They were thrilled that they had a hand in the design of the covers, apparently that is not the norm. Scott the Senior Designer said of Preston Fassel’s Our Lady of the Inferno “If I didn’t know better I’d thought you read the book already”. Joe Willie said “I’d picked the image right out of his head”! Both Reyna Young and Maese Delta spoke equally well of their covers. I won’t lie this assignment and it’s reception has made my 2016 a bit brighter.
Below are my covers. If you’d like to purchase these 4 tales of Terror you can do so Dec. 27TH, 2016 at http://fearfrontpublishing.com
These titles are part of the Second Wave of Fear Front Authors. I can’t wait for the 3rd.