Some of you may have noticed that I have changed the image attached to this blog. The new image, a copy of my new book cover, including new title, was a labor of love that has practically left me bald and in need of psychotropics.
The original cover of my indie-published book of interviews with the iconic author Anne Rice, was a wonderful gift from a marvelous artist named Bret Bouriseau who I had neglected to give the correct submission requirements for createspace causing some blurring issues with the cover.
Though, he was more than happy to correct the problem, in my haste to fix everything immediately, I contacted another wonderful artist, Ran Valerhon, who created the beautiful image above.
Now, anyone who knows me, knows I want what I want, when I want it. I am terrible to work for and always have been (ask the employees at my 9-5). But, both these gentlemen, as well as, my editor, Todd Barselow, put on their big boy under-roos and had no problems with my bitchin’. For this, and so much more, I am beyond grateful.
Which really goes to show, indie-publishing is really like raising a child, “It takes a village”.
I use to think I could do this with my eyes closed. I was wrong … I admit it. Just because you’ve finished writing the words, does not mean your work is done. In fact, it only begins.
So, just remember, whoever you choose to take this journey with you, make sure you treat them nice once in awhile, tell them how much their help means to you and always give props where props are due.
Here’s to everyone who patted me on the back, gave me a supportive word, listened to me complain, put up with my bad grammar and took shit when I was just plain tired.