The Lilac Years—new publication date

Since I am still working out a couple of persistent printing problems with the interior, I have pushed back the publication/on-sale date of The Lilac Years to April 16, 2018. This will give me enough time to make any changes necessary to eliminate or work around the problems I have encountered. In the meantime, here again is [...]

The Lilac Years—March 16th!

Moments ago, I uploaded the cover and interior PDFs of The Lilac Years for review. Scheduled release date: March 16, 2018. Here is a look at the cover—front, back, and spine:     Including front and back matter, it comes to a total of 214 pages. Retail price will be $20. As shown on the back cover, [...]

The Lilac Years—new new cover draft

Here is my latest draft of the front cover for The Lilac Years:   I came up with this about two or three weeks back for another project; since I never submitted that iteration for consideration, I decided to appropriate it for my own nefarious purposes. I still like my ‘old’ design, but the simplicity of this [...]

Dear Thursday… in production

Production on ‘Dear Thursday…’ is under way. After first preparing the Word file for the e-book version, I copied the contents into InDesign, then generated the interior PDF, which I have uploaded to IngramSpark (along with the cover, which you can see below) to start the process. My target date for publication is November 27th—which will [...]

This Is Fifty-three covers

Front covers for the two print editions of This Is Fifty-three: The first one, with the huge, full-bleed photo, is for the full-color edition. The strip of grey/silver at the left is done on purpose. Since my artwork does not wrap around, there is no way to ensure that the edges of cover and spine line up [...]

ART 53, day 43

This Is Fifty-Three, day 43 Getting closer to a cover. Here is what I have narrowed the choices down to: #1. A modified version of my original first draft. I overlaid a thin red stroke on the right edge of the photo just because. What I like about this version is its simplicity—straightforward in presentation, without gimmicks. [...]