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Legendary Cover

June 29th, 2011 at 18:13

The trouble with podcasting with Galactic Suburbia once a fortnight is that I tend to wipe my brain clear after every episode, which might explain (somewhat) why I totally failed to congratulate Olof Erla Einarsdottir here on the blog for winning the David Gemmell Ravenheart Award for the cover of Power and Majesty. Hooray! It’s very exciting to have a book only available in Australia and New Zealand take out an international fan-voted award, and lovely that so many people agree with me that it’s a rather gorgeous cover.

I only met David Gemmell once, at PhanCon where it was announced that my first novel Splashdance Silver had won the George Turner Prize. He was a marvellous, funny and warm public speaker, and had the privilege of sitting close enough at dinner to hear he and Terry Pratchett arguing amiably with each other over whether there was any reason to divide a book into chapters, and whether chocolate or fruit based desserts were preferable.

I’ve been really pleased with Olof Erla’s work on all three covers for The Creature Court trilogy – can’t wait to share the third with you all. Anyone want to guess who is featured on the cover of ‘Reign of Beasts’ and what colour frock they might be wearing?

UPDATE: Voyager have posted some pics of Olof Erla at the ceremony! Wheee!

DOUBLE UPDATE: Sean the Blogonaut pointed me to Olof Erla’s website.

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4 Responses to “Legendary Cover”

  1. Kaia Says:

    I’m not answering that question, but I can say that it will be a GORGEOUS cover…

  2. Sean the Blogonaut Says:

    Congrats to Olof Erla Einarsdottir. Should checkout her website too http://oloferla.daportfolio.com

  3. tansyrr Says:

    Thanks, Sean! I had been hunting for it but for once Google failed me. Weirdly (though actually in publishing this is quite normal) Olof Erla and I have only communicated through a third party, never directly!

  4. Sean the Blogonaut Says:

    She also has a Deviantart site as well. Her photography looks familiar, wondering if she has done some covers for bands like Nightwish

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