Friday, April 1, 2011

My People - Burden Kansas

That's a nice looking book, isn't it? People give me compliments like I had something to do with it, and I'm not going to turn down a compliment.

I feel like I'm handing over my personal advantage—and I need all the advantage that I can get—but I guess I'll let you know who worked with me to put Burden Kansas together. You can't go wrong contacting any of these people. The cover is beautiful and the copy is clean. I can't speak for the content, but as far as presentation goes, Burden Kansas could have been published by one of the big 6.

Cover art "The Outsider That's Inside" by Justin Critch. Contact him at justin.critch at dat der gmail. Do you know how long it took me to find a fierce looking vampire done in a gritty, professional style? A surprisingly long time.

Cover art "Bovine Skyline" by Nate Brelsford. Contact him at natemb at dat der comcast dot net.

Cover design by Wendy McBride. Contact her at mcbride.wendy at that thar gmail. I'm obsessive; she's patient. It's a good combination.

Copy edit by Theresa Lininger. Contact her at athenaedits at that der gmail. One of my perspective characters is a Sheriff, so besides cleaning up my syntactical errors, Theresa Lininger—editor, practicing attorney and criminal law expert—kept my law talk authentic. If you aren't a cop or a lawyer, but write novels involving them, you should definitely talk to her.


  1. I meant to comment on your cover earlier. I love the feral vampire look. Thanks for sharing your sources.