Monday, August 29, 2011

Return to my Fairy Roots


I've been so giddy about Brightwing, and my exciting cover for Ladies in Waiting, that I've been neglecting my first love, middle grade fantasy. Since a lot of you found me here through Brightwing, I think really need to formally introduce you to my Green Hill series. After all, the paperback of the first book, Under the Green Hill, will be out September 27, and book two, Guardian of the Green Hill, is coming out in October!

So are you ready for some fairies and old English folklore? For pig-faced giants and talking goats and confused adolescent love and slithery old men with wicked intent toward little girls? For magic and courage and heartbreak and triumph? Then come with me to the world of the Green Hill.

(Quite a change from Brightwing's adult mayhem in the swamps, I know!)

Time for some cover love! Here is the hardback cover of Guardian of the Green Hill:



The artist is Jon Foster, who has done book and comic covers for Michael Moorcock and Neil Gaman. One of my favorite Jon Foster covers is Cherie Priest's Boneshaker.

He also did a new cover for book 1, Under the Green Hill, for the paperback edition:



And here is the original hardcover for Under the Green Hill, by one of my favorite fantasy artists, David Wyatt:



So brace yourselves! For the next couple of months we'll making frequent journeys to the Fairy realm. And if you stick with me, we might just manage to escape again. (Seriously. Do you have any idea how dangerous fairies are?!)

XO
Laura






4 comments:

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

You scored big to have Jon Foster do your covers. Of course, David Wyatt is awesome as well. I'm making sure our little city library has your books.

Marlena Cassidy said...

Oh, I love all of these covers! They're all so beautiful!

Laura L. Sullivan said...

I'm so glad I didn't have to pick between them, because they are both such amazing artists. I actually got to see David Wyatt's planned cover for Guardian, and it was so gorgeous! When I heard I was getting a new artist I was terrified... but when I heard it was Jon Foster I knew everything was going to be all right! I totally lucked out!
Marlena, thank you! I still swoon whenever I see them!

anachronist said...

These covers are just amazing - really if I had to choose I would just toss a coin...like several times, mind you! ;)

Fairy tales, YAY!