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Cover Reveal: The Wasteling Crow

The day has finally come! I’ve been excited to publicly unveil the cover design for The Wasteling Crow for what feels like eons, but I didn’t want to pop it out too early. Thank you for your patience and enthusiasm! Newsletter subscribers got an early look at it, but I know many of you have been waiting for the official reveal.

Before I show you the cover, let me address a couple questions I’ve been receiving more and more often.

When is The Wasteling Crow releasing?

Soon! Well, soon in relative terms. I was aiming for a Spring 2019 release at first, but that was before I realized just how much of the manuscript I’d be rewriting (hint: so far, all of it). The other day I mapped out some of my editing deadlines, and barring any unforeseen setbacks, The Wasteling Crow could hit digital and physical shelves as early as July of this year.

I’ll be sure to keep you informed as this date draws nearer.

What formats will it be available in?

After tons of research, I’m taking my self-publishing business to Ingram Spark. That’s good news, because it means that, unless something changes between now and then, The Wasteling Crow will be available digitally as well as in paperback and hardcover format!

Now then. Let’s get on with this.

Cover Reveal!

I've been working on the cover art for The Wasteling Crow since September of last year, and after nine different concepts and weeks of fine-tuning, it's actually done. Behold!

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And for the obligatory fancy 3D mockup...which, you know, could be better, but at least it was free! I won't bother with the back-cover here, but you can always read the full blurb to refresh your memory.

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I’m the sort of person who fine-tunes everything until the last second, so I may make very minor tweaks before the book releases. This essentially is, however, the final cover. I hope you like how it looks!

This is just the first of many steps to get the hype engine revved up as we work towards that release date, so feel free to share this post wherever you see fit! There’ll be more fun stuff coming in the near future, so if you’re interested in The Wasteling Crow and want to keep updated, I highly recommend signing up to the newsletter.

Get to know one of the characters!

If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen my recent line art for a digital painting of Denna Dorwen, a fan-favorite character from the Wattpad draft of The Wasteling Crow. I think she’s tons of fun, and apparently so do you all!

Meet Denna Dorwen: curiosity shop proprietor, part-time thief, and mint tea connoisseur. She'll swipe your shirt and sell it back to you in the same breath.

Meet Denna Dorwen: curiosity shop proprietor, part-time thief, and mint tea connoisseur. She'll swipe your shirt and sell it back to you in the same breath.

The good news is you can get to know her even before The Wasteling Crow releases. Denna has her own stand-alone short story (The Astoundingly Mortal Peril of Denna Dorwen) available as part of the Phoenix Fiction Writers Antihero anthology. You should go grab a copy!

Thanks for swinging by for the cover reveal! Stay tuned for upcoming updates. In the meantime, have a blessed day!