…….It started with an email from Simon & Schuster publishing one morning. Naturally, I thought it was spam and you’re probably thinking that too. But no…... after a few go-‘rounds with a really and truly arts editor at S & S I learned they wanted to use my painting “Skylight” for the new James Burke novel “Light of the World”!
Burke is a popular mystery writer with many awards and a large following, so I recognized his name right away. In due time, I received a contract, a check and a mock–up of how the painting credits would appear on the cover.
A few months later I began to search the internet for pre-press on Burke’s new book only to find it looked completely different. I contacted the editor and was told that 'yes, she was very disappointed, but a late change had been made by another art director.'
Soooooo, the exciting announcement turned out to be both good news and bad news in a way. One never knows what opportunity awaits us around the corner, and after all I did cash that check :)
Looking forward to 2014 being a banner year for us all !
Below, ‘my’ version (top) and the published cover (bottom)