Here’s a color study of the cover for my adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island. Elizabeth Hurley (not to be confused with the famous actress/model) is illustrating it. She also worked on the cover for my Perseus adaptation.
In the background floats the Hispaniola, with the Jolly Roger flying from her topmast. And in the foreground, Jim and Long John are being confronted by pirates. I can’t really say much more about this scene (or why I picked it) without giving away too much of the story. Let’s just say, it works perfectly with some of the choices the reader has to make.
The writing is almost done, and then the book will be released this fall. So stay tuned . . .