These are some older projects that we worked on for Inspired Quill, an independent publisher that we serve as do-it-all folks for. We did some major work on book covers for the first few releases, either fully compiling the cover or tweaking it to make it just perfect, and I wanted to share those items (and where you can get the books, if you’re interested!).
FALL FROM GRACE, Matthew Munson
A debut novel by Matthew Munson, ‘Fall From Grace’ follows the lives of three friends who find themselves somehow caught in middle of the wars in Heaven which started over two thousand years ago. Paul, an ex-priest, feels his life is passing him by since he left his calling, and the increasing frequency of his dreams doesn’t help. He can’t even shake the feeling after talks with Joseph, his best friend and sceptic extraordinaire. Joseph’s sister Lauren is happy with her new post as a Psychologist at the local university, but just wishes her long-suffered mental absences would stop. As their true identities are revealed, Paul, Joseph and Lauren must venture to the Ruling Chamber itself to come face to face not only the Almighty himself, but with those who started the rebellion over two millennia ago.
This was the first release from Inspired Quill, as well as you may recognize the church in this photo… It’s the Catholic church of Sts. Joseph and Paul in Owensboro, Kentucky, taken by Fiona at a wedding.
Barnes & Noble Paperback
DERELICTION OF DUTY, Daniel McKeown
He’s America’s only deep cover agent on Russian soil…and his cover has just been blown.
When Troy Davies uncovers a planned attack on American soil, he knows he has to get word back to the States. He returns home to warn his superiors, only to realise that he doesn’t know who he can trust. As the terrorist attack nears, Davies’ fragile mind holds the key to the lives of millions.
This debut novel from Dan McKeown transports the reader into the midst of thrilling, fast-paced action. A story about duty, honour, camaraderie and truth, McKeown underscores the rewards gained by those who possess all four…as well as their inevitable, often terrible price.
While this image isn’t one of ours (it’s Jacynthia Mackin’s, taken of her brother, Pvt. Cody Mackin), we sparked it up and turned it into this perfect cover image!
Barnes & Noble Paperback
CLAIMING ONE, E. J. Runyon
This powerful collection brings together 17 short stories linked only by flight or denial.
The distinct characters in Claiming One are both incredibly loving and tragically flawed: far from finding anything, and an even longer way from peace. Yet, E.J. Runyon masterfully intertwines a trail of hope, found in the hearts of the characters, to string these tales together. We welcome them: still standing, albeit wobbling, as adults or as children determined to act in adult-like ways.
Often, we arrive to their story on the heels of a major change, whether actual or symbolic; death of beliefs, sureties or illusions. Each offers a glimpse into the characters’ moment of choice. We witness perilous options, discoveries and decisions, all while considering the flawless humanity presented to us.
Again, we didn’t do any of the images for this cover, but helped piece it together into something that Ms. Runyon said she wished she could have bronzed for display!