Cover Art for Diplomacy of Wolves — Painting by Fred Gambino
The cover art for Diplomacy of Wolves, the first book of THE SECRET TEXTS trilogy, is by British artist Fred Gambino, whom I believe will also be doing the subsequent books in the series. I got to have input on this cover from the beginning, though because I’m not a professional fantasy artist, I made sure that I kept my requests to the reasonable. Lighter sword, the type of clothing you see her wearing, the design of the palace in the background (Galweigh House). The wolf wasn’t in my story plans originally, but I liked him so much in the pencil sketch I saw for the cover that I wrote him in.
I’m thrilled with this cover, and delighted to be working with such a marvelous artist.