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Jared’s Covers — a slide show

My favorite artist, Jared Rackler, did a cover for my new story, 8 Seconds on the Mountain, which really rocks. In fact, all his work rocks, so I made a slideshow to share with you all. Some of these are mock-ups for his portfolio, but don’t you want to read the “Born of” series just for those luscious covers? Someone has to write them.

Free Read in a pretty package

Some months back, GS Wiley posted a prompt picture and challenged her readers to craft a story to go with it. About 1600 words later, I had the bones of a story, but put it aside for other projects. Then, the call came out from the GLBT Bookshelf (click on that tall banner on the right to see what a cool place that is!) that they would be hosting a page dedicated to free reads. Ah hah! The perfect moment to bring out that little prompt fic and finish it properly! But since everyone else offering stories there so far has offered something lovely and professionally packaged, that left me with the need for a proper cover.

Photoshop and I are not friends. Photoshop and I are not even on speaking terms, if the truth be told, but I do know someone for whom Photoshop is a best buddy, and Jared, being the sweet person and artist that he is, came through. He took a tiny picture and some incoherent explanations and produced this.

“Waiting” will be available soon as a PDF for download, free, through the GLBT Bookshelf, and I’ll post a link when it’s live. In the meantime, enjoy!


Waiting cover