Graeme Ing, Show Me Your Cover!
I think yours is the first wrap around cover featured. Tell us a little bit about your cover and who designed it.
I knew that I wanted a wistful image of my main character, Lissa, and I also wanted to capture the essences of the book, namely an ocean of dust, multiple moons, and a ship wracked by a powerful storm. I have no artistic talents at all, so I hired a fantastic cover artist, Erin Dameron-Hill. (http://edhgraphics.blogspot.com/p/custom-covers.html) She was very easy to work with – asked me lots of questions and then came up with a proof of concept phenomenally quickly. We honed it together over a few versions and this is the final result. I love the moody atmosphere, pose of the girl and the way she did the title lettering. I think she did a wonderful job – I love it.
Fourteen-year old Lissa is snatched from her home and finds herself a slave on a trading ship traveling on a waterless ocean of nothing but gray dust. A feisty, curious and intelligent girl, her desire to explore the ship earns her the hatred of the cruel first officer, Farq.Fascinated by the ocean of dust, Lissa becomes embroiled in its mysteries, sensing things that the crew cannot, while cryptic whispers in her head are leading her toward a destiny linked to the dust itself. Only one man aboard can help her make sense of her new talent, but can she trust him? All is not as it seems, and she must unravel the clues before it’s too late.When a sinister plot casts her adrift on the barren ocean, her best friend is left in the hands of the treacherous crew. Everything hinges upon her courage, quick wits, and her ability to master her new talent.
You can buy “Ocean of Dust” on all ebook formats and paperback: http://www.graemeing.com/books/ Look for an audiobook version later this year.
Graeme, Thank you so much for being a part of Show me your Cover. I look forward to reading Ocean of Dust. Interesting title, by the way. 🙂