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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Katarina Sokolova

Hi Everyone :)

Because I have covers on the brain (I'm waiting with bated breath for the Tempest Unleashed cover) and because I've recieved so many comments/inquiries about the Tempest Rising cover through the last few months, I thought I'd share a little bit about the artist with you.

Because of the whole mermaid thing, and because my publisher, Walker, is awesome, they went looking for a professional artist/photo manipulator to do the cover for Tempest Rising-- and are using the same woman for Tempest Unleashed as well.  Her name is Katarina Sokolova and she's got an amazing body of work, some of which I've displayed below.  From the first time I clicked on her website, when my editor sent me the link before they'd even hired her, I knew she was who I wanted to do Tempest's cover.  And when she was so awesome about all the details-- giving me input into model selection, sending photos from the cover shoot, going back and forth on Tempest's tattoos until she got them right, and changing things up (like background)  when her vision wasn't exactly what mine or Walker's was-- I knew my publisher had done a perfect job in picking her.

So anyway, as I wait impatiently (very impatiently) for the Tempest Unleashed cover (same artist and same model I thought I'd share some of Katarina's other amazing artwork.  Hope you enjoy!

So, what do you think?  Pretty amazing, right?  And I promise, you'll be the first to get a glimpse of the Tempest Unleashed cover (okay, second, as I want the first peek, LOL)!  Happy Thursday!


  1. She is amazing! I can't wait to see the new cover!!!

  2. Oh, thanks, Erin! I appreciate it :)

    Blanche, me too! I'm dying to see it and badgering my editor regularly.

  3. today i picked up tempest rising for the second time and thought i'd see if you had a blog or something...i didnt even know there was going to be a second book! but im so excited for it now and i cant wait to see the cover. i think this artist did a perfect job for Tempest Rising and i cant wait to see what she comes up with next. do you know when the books set to come out? and are you doing any other ya books because me and my friends love TR!