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The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.













Friday, July 27, 2012

The Book Cover Reveal, and An Interview with Cover Artist, Collin Beishir

Today, I’m sooo excited to show off the cover to Secondhand Shoes and  introduce you to the cover artist, Collin Beishir. I’m sure he thought I was a royal pain the ass. little confused about what I really wanted.

But anyway here’s the cover:

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Ain’t she purdy?

Collin you did a fantabulous job. Hugs and chocolate chip cookies to you.

Me: So Collin, briefly tell me about yourself and what you do.

Collin: Well, I am 33 year old  Graphic Artist. I may not have a degree in Graphic Arts but I founded Beishir Media to provide a wide variety of design services from individuals to companies anywhere at a reasonable price.

Me: How did you get started in creating book covers?

Collin: I got started when Norma needed a cover for Chasing The Wind, so I used a DNA image, watermarking the image using a word processing program, a scanner, and some ingenuity.Now I only use Adobe products in my artwork and Open Office for my typesetting-and book covers isn't the only think I'll be doing in the near future. I am branching out into advertising, web design, web mastering, and other printed materials.

Me:Was I one of those peeps who drove you absolutely crazy and wished he could ditch? Just wondering.

Nope. Dealing with people is the fun part because of the unpredictability, some people do get difficult, some are amazed after just one draft. I prefer to use client input along with using the concept to build the image design for a project. Everyone goes through difficult clients or readers.

Me: Well, I can tell your mama raised you right. Personally, I’ve dubbed him to sainthood. Saint Collin.

Where can people find out more about what you do and get some samples of your work?

Collin:Here’s the link to where you can find out more about me: Beishir Media

Me: Collin, thank you soooo much for sharing with us and for putting together my lovely cover. Hope to see you again soon.

And to everyone else, I hope you like my baby’s dress. There’s nothing like having peeps thinking your kid ran through the ugly forest.

Also, I’m picking through what my editor has suggested. Then it will get a proofread before going to the formatter. After that, it gets another proofread, and then if everything is good, it will be made into a paperback and an e-book. So its looking like the baby will be here around the end of August or sometime in September. Yay!

 

Hugs and chocolate,

Shelly

48 comments:

  1. Very nice cover, Shelly. Congrats!

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  2. Congrats on the cover! Nice when you can work so close with the artist.

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Collin is very patient.

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  3. This is beautiful Shelly!! I love your blog header and am so glad you used that for the cover!! You must be so excited! Great interview too!

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    1. Thank you. Thank you. And thank you. So excited, I'm nervous.

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  4. Congrats Shelly and the cover is awesome- Love it! Great post and interview. Enjoyed reading!

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  5. Congratulations!!! Collin did a great job and I'm sure your book will sell tons of copies!

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    1. Thank you, Evie. And yes, Collin did a great job. And I will make your last line my mantra.

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  6. It's a smashing cover, Shelly! Collin did great work!

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  7. Okay, I'm biased because I gave birth to the cover designer, but....

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  8. Yes, but you know he did excellent work.

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  9. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Congratulations the cover!

    Great interview. It's always cool to learn more about the designer behind covers.

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  11. Wow, you're so close to being done.

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  12. Wonderful cover. Interesting interview.

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  13. Looks like a great cover. It's good that you had a say in it. Most writers don't.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes. I was glad to give my input. And thank you.

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  14. Congrats Shelly and Collin! It's a truly beautiful cover!!!

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  15. Congratulations on the upcoming book and good to meet Collin.


    Lee
    Wrote By Rote

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  16. Congrats on the cover and the book!

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  17. great interview. Congrats on the book, Shelly!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  18. Ooh, that is absolutely gorgeous! Love, love love the mystique.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  19. Great cover! Congratulations on such fantastic progress.

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  20. Yay!!!! Congratulations!! You can see the bright, dazzling light at the end of your loooooong tunnel!
    This is so exciting, Shelly!!

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    1. Yay is right. Thank you for coming by, Michelle

      Hugs,
      Shelly

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  21. Very cool, Shelly! Those Beshir's, they do good stuff. :) Honestly thrilled to death for you, lady. :)

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    1. Hey E.J.:

      Sorry its taken me 3 days to respond. Been working and doing the Camp NaNo Wri Mo.

      Yes. The Bieshirs are awesome, indeed.

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  22. Beautiful cover and insightful interview! You chose the perfect song as we're all so excited for you! Julie

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