Last week was the cover meeting for the sequel to CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN. This meant that I had to brainstorm titles (all of my suggestions were shot down...proving once again that I'm terrible at coming up with titles, something which is not news to me).
I also had to come up with suggestions of images for the cover. I scoured Amazon and couldn't find one cover that I could say "something like this" which was a bit frustrating but also means it hasn't been done to death.
For the first Hitwoman book I actually did come up with the title CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN and was thrilled (not to mention shocked, in the best possible sense) that it was the name the finished product bore.
I also suggested a skull (with pigtails!) and crossbones with a lizard waving out of one eye of the skull for the cover. If you've seen the cover, you know they totally ignored my suggestions about that and came up with a totally different, but eye-catching cover.
I admit that I was shocked (not in the best way) the first time I saw the cover art. While I thought it was beautifully executed, I'd had the other picture in my mind for so long, that I was taken aback. Luckily it's a great cover, so it didn't take me too long to get over my trepidation.
Tell me Killer Friends: What are some of your favorite book titles and covers?
Personally I'm a big fan of The Spellman Series by Lisa Lutz and love both her titles and covers (and the books are pretty awesome too!)
As soon as the title and cover for the second Hitwoman book are finalized, I'll be sure to share them here!