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    My Cover Design Work

    You may have seen my covers for KILL WHITEY and SHADES that Dan Hocker posted recently on the Brian Keene thread. Here's a blog post which features a few more of them for anyone interested.

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    Most unusual for a writer to also do his covers. All of them are pretty solid, especially like "Their Last Dying Acts" something about it really strikes me.

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    Wow Kealan, I never realized there was so much I hadn't read of yours. I'm amazed. Are you going to edit any anthologies this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paperdragon View Post
    Most unusual for a writer to also do his covers. All of them are pretty solid, especially like "Their Last Dying Acts" something about it really strikes me.
    Thanks! That's one of my favorites too. I got into doing these once the digital revolution hit, quite frankly because the cost of hiring someone to do the editing, formatting, layout, and cover design was prohibitive. Plus, I like a challenge, and if I can learn to do something myself, that will always be preferable to me than outsourcing. Gives me a measure of control I wouldn't otherwise have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy D. Rubin View Post
    Wow Kealan, I never realized there was so much I hadn't read of yours. I'm amazed. Are you going to edit any anthologies this year?
    No plans to edit any anthologies this year, Randy. I simply don't have the time, and although I'd always love to do another one, they're just not an easy sell anymore (not that they ever really were.)

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    I, for one, love anthologies (just sayin ). Great covers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteOcha View Post
    I, for one, love anthologies (just sayin ). Great covers!
    Thanks Pete. I love anthologies too

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    They're all quite good, but I really dig Night Show and Kill Whitey, very sexy. Their Last Dying Act especially stands out too.

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    They're all great covers! Can't wait to see what you do next!
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    Awesome stuff! I so need to get caught up on some of your titles too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    Awesome stuff! I so need to get caught up on some of your titles too.
    I've noticed there are never any KPB titles at Half price Books whenever I go. I guess the books are just so awesome that people can't bring themselves to give them up!
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    Either that or the employees grab them up!
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    Either that or I do!

    Thanks for all the kind words, folks!

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    Awesome! Why isn't your name on the CD website for the striking The Influence cover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Awesome! Why isn't your name on the CD website for the striking The Influence cover?
    Credit in the book's interior is enough for me

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    Fair enough.
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    And here is the new book design website:

    http://www.elderlemondesign.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kealan Patrick Burke View Post
    And here is the new book design website:

    http://www.elderlemondesign.com
    Really like the Wool cover! Very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteOcha View Post
    Really like the Wool cover! Very cool!
    I second that, very nice cover!

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