Actually, I wouldn’t consider myself a writer at all, but a guy who writes. In real life, I’m a graphic designer: brochures, flyers, newsletters, some web stuff — all deliberately free of sex and smut. It’s fun, I enjoy the creative outlet, but sometimes, life offers the opportunity to combine the two. Just recently, it did just that.
I was offered the opportunity to create cover art for a new series by Kirsten McCurran called “Eve & Friends.” The series follows two couples and their experimentation with a polyamorous lifestyle. It’s fun and light yet is populated with characters that feel real and different from one another. There will be two more in this series coming up, along with a compilation of all stories as one. They’re definitely worth the read (and no, I don’t make any money off sales).
Creating a cover was an interesting experience. I’ve done covers of newsletters and guidelines before. The basics are the same: determine what the cover needs to say and make sure that all design elements reinforce that message. In the case of these covers, the message was sex (obviously), but also sensuality and classiness. I hope I was successful. I guess in this case, success can be partially measured by sales, right?