Today I want to share with you an author who has somewhat inspired me to become a writer. Dean Koontz was one of the first authors who ever really held my attention. Don’t get me wrong there were plenty of other books before my first Koontz novel that I loved but I continued to read from his works because there was something there that captured my attention.
Don’t or Do, Judge a Book by its Cover?
Well I know the saying and when it comes to books it is a tough subject for me. I personally decided on the artist’s cover design, out of several, for my book “Desert Shadows,” with the thought of how I first purchased my first Dean Koontz book.
“If I saw it and didn’t know the author, would I buy it?”
I purchased “Forever Odd” by Dean Koontz because of the cover. I had no idea who he was at the time I purchased the book. Later on I would develop a passion for reading his books and his style of writing that I could read with ease. But if it wasn’t for the cover I would have never purchased the book. The rest as some would say is “history.”
Because of a mindset I was in when I saw the “Forever Odd” cover and its title is what made me think about the cover I choose for my book. I was hoping for the same reaction but of course I am a little known author at this time. Over the years of reading Koontz’s novels I paid very close attention to his Afterwards and also started seeing more of what was inside the book and judging them by what was inside and not just the cover anymore. I felt like I could not only relate to some of the characters but also with the author.
Perhaps someday my books will reach this type of audience.
Thanks for Reading,
Joshua Crane Dowidat