How I designed the cover

What did I want the cover to say? It had to embody the resonances of the story, set up a signature that was at once modern and classical, startling and beguiling, like the narrator’s deep love for her instrument.

A piano against a sky. But not just any old piano, a red one. A piano that screams blood, passion, hell even. It contains the very soul of the narrator, the thundering wonder of making glorious noise to express that you’re alive.

The sky I chose for souls in flight, The antithesis of what’s solid. Nebulous matters beyond our corporeality. A veil between us and outer space. Lying on your back on a warm day and gazing forever into your own imagination.

Or perhaps it’s just sky.

My Memories of a Future Life

Episode 1: The Red Season will be available on 30 August from the Kindle store.

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  1. #1 by hlong69 on August 27, 2011 - 5:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing that Roz, it’s nice to get insight into someone else’s creative process.

    • #2 by rozmorris on August 27, 2011 - 5:11 pm

      Thanks, Hugh. Choosing images when normally you communicate in words is a challenge for most writers, I think.

  2. #3 by Dom Camus on August 29, 2011 - 9:29 am

    It’s a really nice cover design – simple, but effective. Good work!

    (Actually I can’t quite give it 10/10 because I don’t much like the font, but it doesn’t spoil the impact.)

  1. what is kindle?

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