- Tell us a little about yourself. What are your hobbies?
- How did you get into cover design?
- What is your creative process for designing covers?
- How do you find inspiration, in general, and for Dream Hunter’s cover, in particular?
I’m not sure if I have a method that I follow for each cover. With some stories the ideas happen immediately, and some go through a few different versions. The synopsis the authors provide can be handy, but not necessarily for their content. The way authors talk about their stories, and particularly the main characters, tells me more than the cover sheet will. Dream Hunter was actually a little bit different, as I was given a pre-edit version of the manuscript before doing the cover. In your cover sheet, you talked a lot about Cynthia, but when I read the book, I really felt like it was Gabe’s story. For the cover, I knew from the beginning that I wanted to incorporate the Chicago skyline. The descriptions of the city were so rich that it almost felt like the city was a character as well.
- If you believed in this sort of thing and could channel an artist from the beyond, who would it be and why?
- What are your plans for the future? Where do you see yourself in five years?
You can follow Lori on twitter at @LoriLasswell
Check out some of Lori’s cover art for Just Ink Press at www.JustInkPress.com
If you are interested in having cover art done for your own self-published works, email Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the project.