I resigned as an editorial director and art director in September, 2014 to become a full time children's book author.However, work that I acquired featuring cover images which I directed is still coming out. I am very thrilled therefore to learn that I have been nominated for the Chesley Award in the category of Best Art Director. This is my eight Chesley nomination (I won in 2009), and I am as humbled and honored as I ever was to be included alongside such prestigious company as Shelly Bond (DC/Vertigo Comics), Irene Gallo (Tor & Tor.com ), Jeremy Jarvis (Wizards of the Coast), and Lauren Panepinto (Orbit Books). Congratulations to all the nominees, and thank you to the fabulous artists with whom it was my pleasure to collaborate.
And speaking of... several works which began life under my tenure as art director are on the ballot as well in the category of Best Cover Illustration - Paperback. Huge congratulations to the geniuses behind these nominations:
Meanwhile, I am happy to say that I am still collaborating with artists these days, working with several really talented folks on projects in and around the Thrones & Bones series. Only a fraction of this artwork has been made public but there is a lot to come in a very short time!
Here is the complete list of 2015 Chesley Award Finalists. Congratulations to us all!