Ta-da! The shiny, sparkly, ethereal cover of Experiment in Terror’s Book #5 - On Demon Wings (published May 13th 2012). (click on image to view larger)
I suppose it loses some of its magic if I tell you how I made it…but…I’m going to anyway. I’m pretty terrible at keeping secrets.
First of all, I wanted something that representing demon possession, because that’s really what the book is about. And what’s your first thought when you think of demon possession?
PEA SOUP! Thank you, Linda Blair.
OK, aside from pea soup vomit and bloody crosses (egad!) you think of levitation.
So I wanted my poor lil’ Perry Palomino to be levitating. Only, how to do this?
First I chose a royalty free, free to use stock photo. I wanted something pretty yet creepy, like this forest.
Then I tweaked the photo myself with photoshop to create this aqua green/blue colour I really wanted.
Then I superimposed some creepy stuff into the image (if you look for it, you can see it).
Then I took my friend, put her in a white dress of mine, made her bend over awkwardly on her couch till we got just the right, believable position.
Then I took photos, cut her out, inserted her in the picture, threw in some font and sent it to my artist Bret Taylor, telling him I wanted the cover to look like this, but better, obviously.
He went ahead, did his thing. I asked for MORE SPARKLES AND FIREFLIES cuz you can never have too many.
Personally, I think it’s the best book cover in the series