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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cover Stories: Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey

The first book in Scott Tracey's Witch Eyes trilogy came out this fall, and he stopped by to share the Cover Story!

Here's Scott:

"When WITCH EYES sold, and I first knew that it was going to Flux, I was extremely excited.  Some of my favorite covers of the last few years have come out of Flux, so right off the bat, I was ecstatic.  There was panic, too, like 'what if my cover's the exception?' but we pretend that never happened.  You do that a lot as a writer.  Sweep things under the rug or lock them in the closet and pretend you can't hear them whimper.

"Anyway, when it came to the cover, in my head I'd always pictured something in lots of darks and purples.  Maybe an aerial shot overlooking a town at night, with all their house lights on and a boardwalk or a lighthouse or something.  Or maybe a pair of eyes in photo negative so they're all dark and moody. I think all this is the result of reading too many Dean Koontz and John Saul novels when I was a teenager.

"It had worked out that just before Brian (my editor at Flux) asked me for images from covers I liked, and images that 'fit' the book, I stumbled onto this picture.  It was a photo manip that someone had made, and posted on Tumblr.  A pair of large (possibly feminine - it was hard to tell) eyes, overlaid above an image of an old castle on fire.  I sent it along too, mostly because the idea of eyes overlooking something was fantastic - and perfect for my book..."

Read the rest of Scott's Cover Story at melissacwalker.com.