Just Call Her Mrs. Hubble

When we were originally searching for the perfect picture for our sci-fi/fantasy novel, we began by looking for images from the Hubble space telescope. We found one we loved. The gold and blue colors symbolized our two main characters. The composition was breathtaking, and the sci-fi feel was exactly what we were seeking. When we clicked on the beloved image for more information, we got a big surprise. It wasn’t a Hubble picture at all. It was a work of art created by Ali Ries whose tag line on her website says “Just call me Mrs. Hubble”.

Once on Ali’s website, we were like kids in a sci-fi candy store. There were so many vibrant works! We were hooked. We picked out several that we loved and even began plotting books to match the glorious images that danced before us. Talk about inspiration!

Our second novel, Time’s Secret, will be coming out in early Fall. We had the cover image picked out before we had even finished writing the story. We will be debuting the cover next week, when the book trailer is posted, but couldn’t resist giving everyone a chance to see all of Ali’s work. Check out her website: http://casperium.deviantart.com/gallery/

By the way, does anyone have any guesses about which picture we selected for the cover of Time’s Secret? (Hint: Try Space and Sci-fi Wallpapers.)

About jmdattilo

J.M. Dattilo is our pen name. We are the authors of the Time's Edge sci-fi/fantasy series.

Posted on June 8, 2011, in Art, Authors, Science and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Nadine Charest

    I think the new cover is going to be CF-2010 Nebula WS!

  2. Good guess, but not right. We did consider CF-2010. In fact, it was one of the finalist. But then we decided it was too similar to the Time’s Edge cover and we wanted Time’s Secret to have a distinctive look.

  3. What a great website. The pictures are stunning. Can you give us any hints. I couldn’t begin to guess! 🙂

  4. Hints? Hmm. We didn’t go with a the gold and blue theme this time. Also, We wanted a picture that symbolized secrets since this is one of the themes of the book.

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