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S.K. Quinn, Independent Author of Science Fiction

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Monday, February 25, 2013

How Do I Cover Thee?

Creating covers for my books makes me crazy.


1. mentally deranged
2. totally unsound
3. passionately excited
4. very enamored or infatuated
5. intensely anxious

Yes, all of those.

Today, I'm over at the Scribbler's Cove (my group writing blog) talking about the madness and lessons learned in being an indie author and making covers (with the help of a few friends).


  1. Susan, you are my heroine. I don't know how you manage to do all the facets required with Indie publishing and do them so well.

    1. Aw, thanks Angela! I think the crazy definition above pretty much covers it. :)

  2. In high school my best friends and I claimed insanity (in varying degrees) as a compliment. Crazy was my usual alias. =)

  3. The crazy people are the most interesting in life. So if you're goin' crazy...that means you are the most interesting.

  4. Dang, you're like a machine! I'm off to check it out.

  5. you know I love cover-talk! Running over now~ <3