The Book Cover for Tirna Magique is Here!!

Where have I been again? Yep, I’ve been busy working on another book. This one is a novella. “What’s a novella?” some might ask, well it’s a bit shorter than an novel. See definitions of the differences below.

Classification Word count
Novel over 40,000 words
Novella 17,500 to 40,000 words
Novelette 7,500 to 17,500 words
Short story under 7,500 words

So back to my novella….

Previously, it was going to part of an anthology, but the project was, unfortunately, unable to be completed. The good news is that when working with anthologies you can take your own work, apart from the others, and have another book for yourself!!

Now, Dah-dah-dah-dah-dahhhhh!!!!!…. to my AMAZING Book Cover Designer.
As you know, she starts of with a sketch.


I start with describing what I would like the cover to look like. I wanted: a mermaid, a dragon, four women characters in blue jeans and T-shirts, fairies, a mountain and trees with twisted trunks. Yeah, yeah. I’m a bit detail about my covers, but I love to have them match as close to my stories as possible.

Rough Draft Tirna Magique

After viewing the draft, I needed to have my character with the ponytail have a much longer ponytail because she sits on it accidentally sometimes. So, she made that change and made the first color design.

Tirna Magique 1st Color

Next, we needed to add a few updates. The boulder the mermaid sits on needed to be gold. Also, my 3rd character needed more tightly curly hair. The Pegasus, I wanted the face a bit more updated because my sister said it looked more like a goat. And we needed to add some brightly color fairies flying around.

Tirna Magique 2nd Color

And, of course, I get so very excited when I see such awesome work. So, yeah, I got to say that word again.


This book cover looks like some place I really, really, really want to go to. And I absolutely LOVE that feeling! I already have the book up and ready to buy on Amazon and Smashwords (while waiting patiently for Smashwords to push to Barnes and Noble).

Until Next Time!

See the previous post for Creations’s Book Cover design steps.
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See the previous post for Ruby, Flesh and Heart Cover design steps.
See the previous post for The Made Cover design steps.
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