I realize that for most authors the cover is one of the very last things that you think about, but for some reason it’s important to me to have a working placeholder cover when I write. MzSusanB did this photograph (that is my hand and the wineglass is full of gummy worms dusted with potting soil) and she’s not entirely happy with it, but it will help me stay focused. We’ve got until whenever I finish the book to redo it.
The cover to Catskinner’s Book was a shot that MzSusanB did long before I started writing the book, when I was looking at cover ideas it just seemed to fit, somehow. It also set a theme for the series, and I wanted other shots for the other covers that would be instantly recognizable.