There’s a woman on my cover! May 17, 2012Posted by johnhemry in Uncategorized.
Not that I object. But prior to this (and despite all the major female characters in my books) my US publisher has had a seemingly iron-clad rule that the only time women could appear on one of my covers is if they were concealed under heavy armor (as on the cover of Dauntless). But I just saw the new cover art for the paperback reissue of Rule of Evidence, and it not only features Paul Sinclair (naturally) but also Jen Shen. I am astounded. Who knows, perhaps Tanya Desjani will appear on the cover of the next Lost Fleet book. (She’ll probably be portrayed wearing armor and carrying a big gun, but that’s another issue.)