One of my favorite parts of the book-writing process is the development of the cover. For several reasons, it’s a blast. For one, it’s just plain fun to see my ideas become more tangible. I’ll typically throw out a few concepts to Luke Fletcher, my awesome cover guy and, over the course of a 45-minute phone call, we’ll flush them out. A few weeks later, he’ll return with several mockups that reflect the gist of our discussion. We refine them from here.
It doesn’t hurt that Luke and I have a great rapport. Like me, he’s a huge fan of Breaking Bad and The Big Lebowski, although these common interests make it too easy for us to get off track. They were Nazis, dude?
Here are some mockups from Luke: