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I'm James Maxey, the author of the Bitterwood fantasy quartet, Bitterwood, Dragonforge, Dragonseed, and Dawn of Dragons, as well as a pair of superhero novels, Nobody Gets the Girl and Burn Baby Burn. (Click on the titles to be taken to Amazon.) I'm also the author of the steampunk Oz sequel Bad Wizard. My Dragon Apocalypse series combines both superheroes and epic fantasy, and so far three books have been published, Greatshadow, Hush, and Witchbreaker. The fourth book in the series, Cinder, will be available May 18, 2016! I've also published numerous short stories, the best of which are reprinted in my collection, There is No Wheel.

This website is focused exclusively on writing. At my second blog, Jawbone of an Ass, I ramble through any random topic that springs to mind, occasionally touching on religion and politics and other subjects polite people are sensible enough not to discuss in public. If you'd like to be placed on my mailing list to receive updates on new publications, drop me a line at james@jamesmaxey.net.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Variant cover suggested by Mr. Cavin

Mr. Cavin, who I trust on matters of design, suggested I add a black bar and reverse out my name so it wouldn't get lost in the background. A solid bar looked clunky, but I tried some wave filters and came up with this. I took out the word "stories" since it was mostly empty calories; people can read the description and discover it's a collection. It does seem nice to have my name more prominent. Anyone have any strong likes or dislikes to this version?


Sylvia said...

This is the kind of thing that I would never spot, but seeing this cover next to the previous version, it seems obvious to me that the change was needed. I like it.

James Maxey said...

Thanks Sylvia. I just uploaded this version to Amazon. Hopefully it will be live by morning. It's just another advantage of epublishing that you can tweak stuff like this on the fly!

Malik said...

I definitely like this newer version better.