Meet Me in Crow's Rest

I've been busy catching up on some things today, which means I got very little done on Crow's Rest, my WIP. I felt like I needed to devote a little time to it, so I knocked out this cover with one of my photos (with a filter applied in Photoshop) and some fun Gothic text:

An historic cemetery figures big into the plot of Crow's Rest, and it gives me an excuse to prowl around them and take pictures. At this graveyard last weekend, there were lots of crows, but they were messing with me and refused to stay perched on a tombstone whenever I raised my camera. Isn't that just like them?

Of course, writers don't always have control over their covers. But what elements do you consider "essential" to represent your book, if you could have complete control?


Christina Mercer said...

Oooh, love the gravestone. Immediately gives that mysterious, eerie feel.

I'd have to go with a tree for mine, one with lots of exposed roots twisting in all directions ;-)

Theresa Milstein said...

That is an impressive picture. Perfect!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Thanks! I'm playing around with the idea of including little photos for each chapter, too. The MC dabbles in photography.

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