The Fantasy Freebooting Tour – Part 3

Ahoy, Jennie! You’ve done me proud here today. Here’s hoping we get a lot of visitors through your lovely blog 😀

Novels by Jennifer Hinsman

Please welcome author Jan Hawke as she continues her tour here today!


Even if I wasn’t a graphic designer by trade, as every author knows (whether or not they’re a best-selling one!), books are judged by their covers, especially if it’s a bad one!

Once I’d decided on my quirky title for A Freebooter’s Fantasy Almanac, I then had to think long and hard about how to convey what’s in the book visually. With fantasy to the fore in the title, this left me with a certain amount of leeway for interpreting the buccaneering approach to imaginative reinvention… There was also the ‘real world’ aspect, in that fantasy writing and roleplay was wonderful therapy for my recovery and reconstruction of my true personality. Whatever made the cover had to reflect those themes strongly.

I knew I didn’t want to use any of my fan-art relating to Jano or to Middle…

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