Shiny Cover Art

Owl StretchingIt’s a bit of an embarrassment of riches this month, continuing on into the first week of October. I’m behind on press releases and promo items because 1) it’s the beginning of the semester and it’s INSANE! and 2) I added to the madness with the whole throat infection/blood poisoning thing and 3) not all of them were supposed to come out at the same time, so —

I’m not complaining! As Mae West put it, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”

So here’s the full wraparound cover of Owl Stretching, which will be out officially on Monday the 17th, though it may take a few days for them to ship to stores. Ask your book store or library to order it. πŸ™‚ As you can see, Storm was able to incorporate the “Shamans vs. Aliens” tagline into the cover art, which pleased me immensely. Doesn’t Ruby’s art look amazing?!

Speaking of amazing, there’s also a fantastic cover the fabulous Queen of Everything, AKA S. L. Johnson, has created for Chastity Flame, the sexy spy trilogy that’s launching with Tirgearr Publishing (who are also releasing my dark fantasy collection Unquiet Dreams in October). More on this next week, with a proper launch and all. But dig that smashing cover! The whole trilogy will share this cool design. I can’t wait to see the others.

And don’t forget! The absolutely wonderful collection from Fox Spirit Books, Tales of the Nun & Dragon is already out. I’m still shaking my head that Adele could bring this idea to fruition so quickly — and in such a gorgeous package. Everything about the design of this book is just lovely including Vincent Holland-Keen’s stunning cover. The conception of anthology as a pub worked out so well. As Alasdair Stuart writes in the introduction, “This isn’t an anthology, it’s a conversation.” He also says some rather blush-inducing things about me: “Kate’s work is always measured and elegant and is frequently very, very funny and her sense of humour runs pleasingly dark here.”

Wow. So wonderful to be part of this. Here’s to the power of surrounding yourself with inspiring, creative people doing wonderful things.


  1. Fabulous covers, Kate ! ;;;

    1. katelaity says:

      I will take the credit for having the good luck to be associated with terrific artists! πŸ˜‰

  2. PaulDBrazill says:

    Every one a gem!

    1. katelaity says:

      Every one a Maserati!

  3. Maura McHugh says:

    What fabulous covers for wonderful projects! Congrats!

    1. katelaity says:

      Thank you, my dear! πŸ™‚

  4. Widdershins says:

    I love front-n-back cover art that is connected. The Nun and the Dragon one is spectacular!

  5. katelaity says:

    It sure is! And I like to see the smooth graphic flow around the whole package. Wonderful stuff.

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