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Chisels, Styrofoam, and Other Adventures in Cover-Making

I never thought designing the cover of A Veiled Truth would involve hacking at a resin figurine on my kitchen counter Sunday morning, but there you go. Life is full of surprises.

I'd always wanted an arresting image for the cover of the novel--something that trumpeted wedding as well metaphor, disaster and comedy, preferably in frosting. My first sketch attempt (and let us focus on the word attempt, here) looked something like this: