Creative Process

Creating Book Covers

For the covers of my collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories, I had the great fortune of working with someone who is not only a great friend but also a great designer, David Löwe, from Berlin, Germany.

To find out how David approaches design in general, and the covers for my books in particular, I caught up with him recently, asking him on how he comes up with his ideas, how he uses typography, the challenge of eBooks and the importance of animation in presenting book designs.

To read the interview, complete with illustrations, short movies and revealing insights into the creative process, go here.

You can see more of David’s work and some of what inspires him on Instagram.


No Way Home, is available now, on: Apple Books, Amazon, Google Play and Kobo.

Dear Lucifer & Other Stories is out now on: Apple Books, Amazon, Google Play and Kobo.
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Writing Process: Surveillance Capitalism

In October, I talked about a couple of books that I had found very inspiring for an as-yet unnamed book that I am writing about a dystopian future.

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No Way Home – On The Move!

The design for my new book No Way Home was by the brilliant David Löwe.

Here on Instagram he has turned it into an animation.

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Mozartian mind grease

How do you keep going when you have a looming writing deadline or overwhelming word count to achieve, or when you’re writing something that is far outside your comfort zone?

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Tumblring over Freedom of Expression

What does ‘freedom of expression’ mean? Does it mean you can say what you like, whenever you like, wherever you like, to whomever you like? No, it clearly doesn’t. We have to respect rights of our audience as an equal individual, and to respect their background and their feelings. That much is obvious, and that is why we have laws against, for example, racism, intolerance and incitement to hatred.

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Ready for editing...

Deathcast by L. A. Davenport available now on Amazon, Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo

Sending the next story from my upcoming collection to be edited…
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Where are we now?

Finally I am here, back at my desk from a long period away with work, work, work, and I'm slowly trying to get my mind back into the space of writing fiction.

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Thank you, The Bestseller Experiment

I think I’ve always been a writer. My mother likes to talk about the poetry and short stories I wrote when I was knee-high to a grasshopper. Certainly for as long as I can remember, I have been creating stories, characters, conversations, scenes and even entire fictional worlds, and lived so deeply in my favourite books that it feels, looking back, as if fiction was more real to me than reality.

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Writing Process: Research

I am doing some (well, lots, actually) of research for a novel I am working on. The idea has been gestating for a long time, but I needed some inspiration to help me give it more shape.

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Dear Lucifer Design Process

The cover design process for my book Dear Lucifer and Other Stories by the brilliant David Löwe.

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