When I started the Undead Bar Association series, I shot and edited all the cover art myself. I went literal. There are items on each cover that tie in directly to the plots and storyline. Of course, there was coherence between the covers, too. This took the form of a black skull, affectionately dubbed Skully, who graced every single cover.
They were nice covers. One person even remarked that they reminded her of old editions of Agatha Christie. As a big Christie fan, I was flattered.
Then my publisher pointed out some things. First, if Agatha Christie was writing today, her publisher would make sure her books had modern covers. Second, the covers I had might be pretty to me, but they did nothing to convey the emotional tension and story within the books. People really do judge books by their covers, and mine were just plain confusing.
So, there's been a overhaul of everything. Here's the book series Undead Bar Association new cover art.
Matriculated Death, book series Undead Bar Association #1 is available now from Amazon and Kindle.
Shadowed Demise, book series Undead Bar Association #2 is available now from Amazon and Kindle.
Binding Deceit, book series Undead Bar Association #3 is available now from Amazon and Kindle.
Coming in 2015, Deadhand Control, book series Undead Bar Association #4.