Saturday, 25 August 2018

Box Set Design

When the third book Roswell Redeemed is finished, see:, I will have written a trilogy. I have been thinking about this for some time and wondered for a while if it should be called "The Roswell Trilogy" or "The Disclosure Trilogy". I have decided on the former. A lot of book series are published in a box set and so I've designed one for The Roswell Trilogy and hope to bring it out. This is a basic and rough design because I don't know what the exact dimensions will be, and I won't until Redeemed is designed. I have also redesigned the spines of all the books so that they look better when placed in the box set. It also makes them identifiable from each other because the covers of all three books are so similar. The coloured bars are based on the colour scheme of the front cover illustrations. As you can see, I will be offering a discount for purchasing all three books at once. The illustrations are all by Annette Lemaire apart from the Volta Union flag on the back panel. Below are my drafts for the five panels and what I think the open side with the spine row will look like.
Front Panel
Back Panel
Spine Panel
Top Panel
Bottom Panel
Open Side


  1. I always thought your books are very professionally produced and I can't wait for the final part to come out; I'll have to read it in one sitting, fuck work! I am thinking of getting into writing myself and wonder if you could spare any tips you may have? Don't worry they will be more of a thriller action genre, but in general how do you approach writing a book or even a trilogy? The main two ideas I read about were "Show, don't tell" and the Hero's Journey which I am certain you adopt. Also, there is the worry of continuity especially with longer books and not having too many characters. At least you don't overdo it with the adjectives. So, what is your secret to a great book please?



  2. Just come across your books of late and I'm enjoying the first one, so much so I want to write my own edgy novels. Who do you get to check your book for readability and not just spelling and grammar checks? I take it your publisher does this? I guess I could get my mum to do it lol! Cheers.

  3. Hi Colleen. Good luck with your own writing. I do it myself. not ideal that. I'm working on a new edition with corrected mistakes.