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The Lost Print Copy

The Lost Print Copy

Finally The Lost in print form! It’s a slim 6x9 copy. The interior margins were too tight to the spine for my liking so I’ve adjusted it going forward. It is now up for purchase now on Lulu. I’m pleased with it. Print spine Title page Back of cover

The Lost RELEASED!

The Lost RELEASED!

The Lost, my first ‘novella’, is finally done. After…like seven years of not really working on it, but always knowing I would, it is finally done. It feels good. I haven’t worked on / gotten the print copy yet, so that will be forthcoming.

The Lost Cover

The Lost Cover

Although I am not that close to fully finishing The Lost I had the motivation to finish the E-Cover for it. I can’t do the print cover as I don’t know the final page count nor the dimensions I will be choosing for it, so that will be a separate post. It came together relatively easily. Mostly because this wasn’t the first cover I had made for The Lost. I made a cover years ago, but the license of the...

Amethyst Shards Print Copy

Amethyst Shards Print Copy

Finally, Amethyst Shards is here in print form! It’s the same print style as Emerald Haze’s print copy. Had to be consistent for these two. The interesting thing to note is that, since this is the tenth book, the Tyra Tarkush Spine number is two digits. It stands out. The entire spine is bold and tight. Print spine Title Page First page of chapters It meets my approval so now you can pick up Amethyst Shards in print form from...

Amethyst Shards Cover Reveal

Amethyst Shards Cover Reveal

This has been a long time coming but it’s finally here! The cover for Amethyst Shards. If you look closely, parts of it may seem familiar. That’s because it’s actually a blend of the other book covers. I wasn’t originally going to do this, but the idea came to me and it clicked. I originally had two other directions for Amethyst Shards’: Another fractal, like Emerald Haze. I even had fractal candidates set aside for this route. Physical art like...

Website Design & Logo Updates!

Website Design & Logo Updates!

If you’ve been on the Spine recently, you may have noticed that things are very different now in terms of design. The Spine has has a pretty major face lift. I received some advice from a designer friend of mine, Kelly Rauwerdink, on The Spine of the Empire’s website design, mostly focused on the home page. There was a lot to take in and a lot to improve. The Major Design Changes The home page, save some copy, was gutted...