Thursday, July 8, 2010


I wanted to have illustrations in Tinna's Promise... I wanted to include a map as many Fantasy novels have... but it wasn't an option the first time. This time, it is; and my BFF has offered to provide me with one illustration for each chapter of Tinna's Might, as well as a modified version of the map of Oromoii.

Abigail's cover art is a wonderful frame in which to place the story... S's illustrations will act as the highlights. She presented me with two images to begin with, and I am so excited!

Tinna and the dogs.

In Tinna's Promise, she is venturing out to get a puppy, something the village never had before... Now, years later, she enters the scene with two large wolf-dogs in tow. She has mature and has acquired more elegance these days.

Jestin picks a losing fight.

Jestin is restless and impulsive soul--and because of his strange sense of honour and entitlement, he gets himself into a fray with someone who outmatches him by far. Avria, Tinna's daughter, is hardly impressed.


  1. Illustrations are fun. When there's one at the beginning of each chapter, it's like a little teaser for the chapter.

    About maps: I remember when I was 15 my mom gave me a fantasy book I'd never heard of before. I was a little skeptical about it, but I remember opening it and seeing the map at the beginning and thinking to myself, "Well, at least it has a proper map,"--like the map assured me it might be worth reading, haha. I'm not as prejudiced anymore, but still, a map is a nice thing to have to help solidify the fantasy world in the reader's mind. Makes it seem even more like a real place one might find.