The publication date for my debut novel Apex Predator is quickly approaching. As I mentioned in a previous post professional help in producing a book often pays for itself. Editing and formatting services are only part of it. The cover is not a place to cut corners. To that end I am thrilled to reveal Apex Predator’s cover:


The artist I chose is Dean Samed, and I couldn’t be happier with his work. For those of you interested in learning more about Dean note that he is a UK-based illustrator / cover artist, and a specialist in the horror genre. He has illustrated the works of Stephen King, Clive Barker, H.P. Lovecraft, Graham Masterton, as well as a wide range of genre authors. Dean started freelancing at the age of 14, and throughout his young adult years, worked with promoters and record labels in urban dance music. Later, the e-publishing boom allowed him to switch focus to his first love, macabre art. As a horror specialist, he is known for his complex creature designs and sharp compositing style. He holds a First Class degree in Digital Media, and is currently undertaking his Masters in Fine Art. Dean likes to explore horror, occult, sci-fi and cyberpunk themes in his personal and commercial work.

Beyond that, Dean is responsive and professional. I enjoyed working with him and cannot recommend him enough.